Medicine: How to Apply
How to apply
The closing date for application for entry each year is October in the year before you intend to start the course, e.g. the deadline for October 2024 entry will be October 2023.
All applications must be submitted via UCAS, and every applicant must register to sit the Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT). See: https://www.admissionstesting.org/for-test-takers/bmat/bmat-october/dates-and-costs/
Please note, the University of Oxford will not accept BMAT results from the September sitting for A100 Medicine.
Please note that our primary mode of communication with applicants is email.
You can find further information on the application process on the following pages:
- Application checklist
- Application process
- Selection criteria
- Writing your personal statement
- Anatomy of a personal statement
Key dates for applying in 2023
1 September: BMAT registration opens
29 September: BMAT closing date for registration and deadline to apply for reimbursement of registration fee; see https://www.admissionstesting.org/for-test-takers/bmat/bmat-october/dates-and-costs/
16 October 6pm BST: UCAS application deadline
18 October: BMAT test date; see https://www.admissionstesting.org/for-test-takers/bmat/bmat-october/dates-and-costs/
Late November: Shortlisting decisions are communicated to applicants by email
Mid-December: Interviews for Medicine in 2023
Mid-January 2024: Final decisions are communicated to applicants by colleges
Oxford University recognises the importance of a transparent and valid selection process and supports the Medical Schools Council's Guiding Principles to the Admission of Medical Students (revised in 2010).