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Applying for Oxbridge

Applications for all courses at the University of Cambidge and the University of Oxford have an early UCAS deadline of 15th October.

Oxbridge make lots of great information available on their websites to help students to prepare for applying for these courses, so please make use of the information and resources that are available on both Cambridge’s and Oxford’s websites:




Cambridge and Oxford outreach departments have uploaded a number of webinars which provide invaluable advice and guidance that you can access from their websites.

Watch the Introducing Oxbridge webinar below:


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Applying to Oxbridge

An introduction to Oxbridge, the application process and breaking down myths here:



Making a Competitive Oxbridge Application Webinar

Cambridge and Oxford university have jointly produced a webinar which provides an insight into what both universities are looking for in a strong application, including guidance on personal statements and what to expect at interview. This can be accessed from the following link:



Super-Curricular Suggestions

The University of Cambridge has compiled a list of super-curricular activity tips for students who are unsure about how they could explore their academic interests outside the school curriculum. This is not a required reading list but a list of suggestions and can be accessed here:



Oxford University’s Digital Resource Hub

Oxford University has recently launched a new Digital Resource Hub with lots of different information for students, teachers and families:



Cambridge and Oxford Open Days

The best way to find out whether studying at the University of Cambridge or the University of Oxford is for you is to visit them on an open day. Oxford and Cambridge tend to run open days in July and September each year.


University of Cambridge Pre-Interview Assessments

Most applicants are required to take a subject-specific written admission assessment either pre-interview or at interview. Information on Cambridge’s Pre-Interview written assessments can be found below:


University of Oxford Admissions Tests

Many of the University of Oxford’s courses require applicants to take an admissions test as part of the application and selection process. More information about admission tests for Oxford University can be found below:


Updated BMAT Preparation Guide

This is a key resource each year for students sitting the BMAT with tips on how to approach preparation and use the resources available. The updated BMAT Preparation Guide can be downloaded here:



Oxbridge Admissions Interviews 

Both the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford will interview students as part of their admissions process. Over the past couple of years, these interviews have been carried out online.



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