Biomedical Sciences: Can I start at Oxford before my 18th birthday?
The University does not set any age requirements, but applicants for all undergraduate courses will be expected to demonstrate a mature approach to the study of their subject which includes demonstrable skills of critical analysis, wide contextual knowledge and the ability to manage their own time without the external imposition of a full daily timetable.
Different people mature at different rates in their youth, so calendar age does not necessarily define degree of maturity. Please consult the selection criteria for this course. Certain of these selection criteria might perhaps be less easily fulfilled by a young candidate than by an older one. A candidate who may be concerned about their capabilities in these respects should seek the advice of their family and school support staff to gauge whether an application at an earlier stage than would be typical is appropriate.