I'm an international applicant - am I eligible to apply?
Competition for places on the Medicine course at Oxford University is very strong; also, a government-imposed quota restricts us to a maximum of fourteen Medicine students each year who are classified as international students for fees purpose. Please see the University's information on determining fee status.
You can find out more about fees, living costs and funding on the student funding website.
Please note that an overseas student who is granted UK citizenship during years 1-3 can not be re-classified as a home student for years 4-6.
Scholarships are not normally available for Medicine because of the duration of the course and the costs involved.
Our standard entrance requirements are: A*AA in three A-levels (excluding Critical Thinking and General Studies), taken in the same academic year. Candidates are required to achieve at least grade A in both Chemistry and at least one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics.
Applicants taking the International Baccalaureate should take Chemistry and a second science and/or Mathematics at the Higher Level, and will be expected to achieve scores of 7, 6 and 6 in subjects taken at the Higher Level and an overall score of at least 39 points (including core points).
Some other school leaving qualifications may not be sufficient for you to make a competitive application so you may need to supplement existing qualifications with further study, particularly in Chemistry. You can also use the University listing of international qualifications to assess whether your qualifications are enough to apply to the University of Oxford.
Please note that whatever your qualifications we would expect particular excellence in Chemistry (compulsory), plus at least one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics.
Additionally all applicants for Medicine are required to take the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) in their own school or college, or in a registered test centre, in the year of application. You can find further information at www.bmat.org.uk