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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 2018. The closing date for applications to Oxford is 15th October 2018.

  • 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 2018 for the course beginning in September 2019. 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 2018. (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 two references. Application form address: <https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/applying-to-oxford/accelerated-medicine>
  • 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 25th June and 12th August, and the test will be held on Saturday 1 September. Registration for the October test takes place between 1st September and 1st October, and the test will be held on 31 October 2018. Candidates may choose either the September or October 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 13th December 2018. You must be available for interview on this date: 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 entire day, so you must be available from 8.30 a.m. for the entire day: you will significantly reduce your chances of gaining a place if you are unavailable on this day. Please note that this rule applies to overseas candidates, too: you must be prepared to come to Oxford for interview on this date, and there are no exceptions.