2. Choose a college (or don't!)
Twenty-nine colleges accept undergraduates for Mathematics, and most accept undergraduates for the joint honours courses (but not all). You can find a list here. Remember that you don't have to choose a college; you can make an open application, in which case you will be allocated to a college that offers your chosen course. Your application will then be treated exactly as if you'd applied to that college.
3. Register for the Maths Admissions Test
You'll sit the MAT at an authorised test centre. For most candidates, this test centre will be your school or college. The Exams Officer at your school or college should follow the instructions on the CAAT website before 30 September to get your test centre authorised (this only needs to happen every three years). There are authorised test centres around the world where you can sit the MAT; see the CAAT website for a list. Please note that you cannot register yourself for the MAT, you must get an authorised test centre to register you for the test.
The deadline to register for the MAT is 6pm BST on 15th October. Except in extraordinary circumstances, we are unable to accept late registrations.
4. Make an application through UCAS
We take applications for all Oxford undergraduate courses through UCAS. You'll need to make an account on the UCAS website, and fill in details of your academic history. This is also where you submit your personal statement. For advice on filling in your UCAS form, see the UCAS website.
The deadline for submitting your UCAS form is 6pm BST on 15th October. Please note that your school or college might have an earlier internal deadline to allow time for your teachers to write your reference. Except in extraordinary circumstances, we are unable to accept late applications.
Key dates for 2020 entry
27th April, 4th May 2019: Mathematical Institute Open Days
3rd and 4th July 2019, 20th September 2019: University of Oxford Open Days
15th October 2019, 6pm BST: Deadline for UCAS applications through the UCAS Apply website (you can start your application from June). Please note that your school or college may have an earlier internal deadline, so that your teachers have time to write your reference.
30th October 2019: Applicants sit the MAT.
Early December: Shortlisted candidates interviewed in Oxford (or possibly by telephone or Skype for overseas candidates).
January: Candidates receive letters informing them whether they have been given an offer or not.