The admissions process

Applying to Oxford

To apply to the University of Oxford, all applicants must submit a UCAS application by 6pm on 16 October. Depending on your subject, you may also need to sit a test and submit written work to your college. See our comprehensive online guide to the application process for Oxford.

UCAS application

All applicants must submit an application through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to complete your UCAS application! If you need help with your form, UCAS have an online guide to filling in your application.

Admissions tests

Not every course requires applicants to sit an admissions test. but you'll need to check whether the subject you'd like to study requires you to take an admissions test(s)  It is the applicant's responsibility to register on time.

Except for the LNAT, the test registration deadline is 29 September 2023. For more information, please see our admissions test(s) webpages.

Written work

Just like the admissions tests, not every course requires applicants to submit written work. Some may require two pieces of work. See our guide to written work to find out if you need to send written work to your college by 10 November as part of your application. The college will contact you when they receive your application and explain the format in which to send the written work.


From mid-November, we will communicate to applicants whether or not they have been invited to interview. For a comprehensive guide on interviews, including what to expect and video demonstration interviews, see Interviews.

Final decisions

For those invited to interview, the outcome of their applications will be communicated in January 2024. All St Hilda's College communications will take place via email.


Feedback on admissions decisions should be requested from the college which considered the application, before 15 February in the year after the application was made, in line with university guidelines. Feedback will be provided after all final decisions have been released and within 20 working days of receipt of the request. Requests for feedback received before 31 December will be treated as having been received on the day the College reopens after the New Year. For further information, please see Feedback.


If you have any questions after reading this, a lot of answers can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page or you can email the Undergraduate Admissions Manager.