We suggest that you use the check-list below when preparing an application.
You can also download the check-list as a pdf document.
1. Check Entry Requirements
As well as fulfilling the academic entry requirements, all applicants are required to sit the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) in November of the year of application (more information is also available from www.atsts.org.uk).
2. Attend an Open Day
We strongly recommend that you attend an open day for Biomedical Sciences (you do not need to book, just turn up!). Staff and students will be on hand to answer all your questions.
We offer three dates per year - you will find further information on our open days page.
How much will it cost? Information on University fees, college fees (not payable by those eligible for UK Government support) and general living costs can be found on the student funding website.
What is my fee status? It is extremely important that you are clear on your fee status (Home/EU or Overseas), although this will not affect your application. Do consult the advice posted by the UK Council for International Student Affairs (see www.ukcisa.org.uk), which provides a checklist covering information that we may ask you for when deciding on your status. Any applicant unsure of their status should check the University’s statement on determining status for fees purposes.
and/or write to the Fees Clerk, Student Funding Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD (or by email firstname.lastname@example.org) with full details.
Are there any scholarships? For more information about student finance matters, and to undertake a full funding search, please see the student funding website.
The following website may also be of interest: www.scholarship-search.org.uk
4. Register for the BMAT
All applicants to Biomedical Sciences at Oxford must register for and sit the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT).
If you currently attend a school or college, ask your Exams Officer if your school can administer the test for you. Further information on how to become a test centre can be found on the Admissions Testing Service website.
If you do not currently attend a school or college, you will need to find an open centre where you can sit the test. There are test centres worldwide, and a list is available at http://www.admissionstestingservice.org/find-a-centre/
Applicants can register for the BMAT from 1 September 2016; the standard entry closing date is usually 5pm BST on 1 October 2016, and there is a late entry closing date, 6pm BST on 15 October 2016. Please note that if you register after 1 October you will incur a large penalty fee.
The BMAT is sat everywhere in the world on the first Wednesday in November every year.
5. Choose a college
You can choose a college if you want to, BUT you do not have to! You can in fact submit an open application to the University. Around 20% of applicants to Oxford choose to do this. In any case, you can be assured that our admissions process strives to admit the best candidates irrespective of choice of college on the UCAS form. All colleges are strong academically, and your course (lectures, practicals, seminars, etc) will be the same regardless of the college you are a member of.
6. Complete a UCAS application form
The deadline for submission of UCAS applications is 15 October every year (see www.ucas.ac.uk). Applications submitted to UCAS past the 15 October deadline cannot be considered by Oxford.
Please ensure that you give your complete educational history, including all qualifications and grades obtained going as far back as GCSEs or GCSE-equivalent qualifications. In order to properly assess an application, it is essential that an applicant presents our tutors with a full educational record to date outlined clearly on the UCAS form, including qualification types and grades.
Do allow sufficient time for your referee to complete his/her section. Applications received late will not normally be considered.