We welcome applications from anyone who thinks they can benefit from the opportunities the College offers, and who can meet the necessary standards for admission.
We make every effort to ensure that the admissions process is as fair as possible to applicants from every background and type of school.
Each December, we decide who we will admit for the following year. Requirements for entry vary from subject to subject, and details can be found on the University’s website.
The University of Oxford has produced a useful film about applying to Oxford which may also be of interest: Official Guide for an Oxford Applicant.
Most of our applicants will be taking A-level examinations, Scottish Highers or Advanced Highers, or International and European Baccalaureates. We are prepared to consider all equivalent qualifications – please contact the Academic Director for advice. Information on the requirements for international qualifications is available on the University’s website.
Most people apply before they take their examinations and we rely on predictions of performance given by their schools. We also welcome applications from candidates after grades are available.
Our standard offers depend on which course you apply for. For more details on standard offers please consult the course admission requirements page on the University’s website. If your performance in your examinations is likely to be at this level, then you are in the range of students we are looking for and should seriously consider applying to us if you like the sound of what we can offer.
Entry to Oxford is extremely competitive: it is, after all, one of the world’s greatest universities. You have to be good to get in, and lots of good people are turned away each year. But more people underestimate their abilities and fail to apply to us than overestimate them.
Talk to your teachers, come and see us if you can, and by all means ask us for a candid opinion on whether it is worth your while applying. The answer will usually be “Yes”. You may still not get in, but if you do not apply you will have even less of a chance!