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Application procedure

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Applications must be made both through UCAS (online) and direct to the University (on a supplementary form): so, two forms to complete. In addition, you must register for the BMAT entrance test. Latest registration date for the test is 1st October 2017. The closing date for applications to Oxford is 15th October 2017.

  • Your UCAS form should be completed online, and must list Oxford as one of your choices: the course code for the fast-track medical course is A101 (the course title is BMBCh4). You must complete your UCAS application by 15th October 2017 for the course beginning in September 2018. If you wish to express a preference for a particular college, you should do so on your UCAS form. (You may register first and second choices for colleges on this form.)
  • Application forms for the University are available online, together with notes explaining how to complete your application. The application form must be completed by 6pm, 15th October 2017. (Sorry, but we can't consider applications that arrive after that date. Please note that we cannot consider applications that are incomplete: you must complete both a UCAS application and an Oxford application form.) You will also have to provide a short statement explaining why you wish to study medicine here, and why you think you are suited to medicine; and you will need three references. Application form address: <>
  • An entrance test forms part of our selection process. We will use the BMAT, details of which are available from the BMAT web site: this web site also describes the registration procedure for the test. The purpose of the test is to give us a single common point of comparison between all candidates: all candidates, including those who have poor A-level or first-degree results, or who graduated some years ago, will be on equal terms. You must register for this test before you submit your application to the course.   Registration for the September test takes place between 26th June and 18th August, and the test will be held on Saturday 9 September. Registration for the November test takes place between 1st September and 1st October, and the test will be held on Thursday 2nd November 2017. Candidates may choose either the September or November sitting of the BMAT. Test-takers must not take the test twice in one application round.
  • Shortlisting will take place during November, and interviews will be held in Oxford in December: on Thursday and Friday, 14th and 15th December 2017. You must be available for interview on both of the dates on which you are called for interview: candidates are not admitted without interview, and it is not possible to arrange interviews at times other than those designated. Interviews start early in the mornings, and are spread over the two days, so you must be available from 8.30 a.m. on both days: you will significantly reduce your chances of gaining a place if you are unavailable on either day. Please note that this rule applies to overseas candidates, too: you must be prepared to come to Oxford for interview on these dates, and there are no exceptions.