How to Apply

Key dates for 2019 entry

21st April 2018: Mathematical Institute Open Day

28th April 2018: Mathematical Institute Open Day

27th and 28th June 2018, 14th September 2018: University of Oxford Open Day

15th October 2018, 6pm BST: Registration deadline for MAT. See the CAAT website for more information about registering for the MAT and finding a test centre.

15th October 2018, 6pm BST: Deadline for UCAS applications. Applicants apply through the UCAS Apply website.

31st October 2018: Applicants sit the MAT.

Mid-December 2018: Shortlisted candidates interviewed in Oxford.

Early January 2019: Candidates receive letters informing them whether they have been given an offer or not.

How to apply


A word about our admissions process

A vast amount of nonsense is written about the Oxford admissions process. Any university that has more applicants than places to offer must clearly make a selection, and Oxford is no exception. We operate within a carefully designed agreed framework which is as fair and transparent as we can make it. Quite simply, we aim to offer places to the applicants who we think have the greatest potential to do well on our course, which offers an excellent but undoubtedly demanding training in Mathematics. We won't select on any other basis.

Nobody finds university level Mathematics easy. After all, many of the ideas and techniques we study have taken hundreds of years to develop! It takes a combination of intuition, imagination, technical ability and sheer persistence to do well in Mathematics, and these are the qualities we look for. We consider your record to date, detailed on your UCAS form, as well as what we can find out about your potential though our own test and interviews.

The admissions process is in two stages: an aptitude test, open to all candidates and taken at your school or test centre, followed by interviews for shortlisted candidates.

Which Course?

See which of our four undergraduate degrees (Mathematics, Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics and Philosophy, Mathematics and Computer Science) interests you the most.

Which College?

After you've chosen a course, you can choose a college to apply to. This is a guide to the colleges at Oxford University, from a mathematical perspective.

Maths Admissions Test

Past papers, solutions, and information about how to register for the MAT.

Our Offer

A guide to the conditional offers made by our department for all undergraduate courses.