Tough entry requirements, famously difficult interview questions and standardised tests are all required to successfully apply to Oxbridge universities and before applying, students must answer two basic questions about their future:
It is not possible to apply to both Oxford and Cambridge in the same admissions round, so choose one or the other. Some courses are offered at one of the university, but not the other. The deadline for Oxbridge applications is October 15th each year.
Whilst many UK universities may offer students a conditional offer based on specific skills, extra-curricular talent or previous experience, at Oxford and Cambridge it is your academic ability that is the sole interest of tutors and admissions officers.
In order to secure a conditional offer at Oxford you will need A*A*A or AAA at A-level (subject dependent), or 38-40 in the International Baccalaureate, with 6s and 7s in the higher-level subjects.
The standard candidate at Cambridge is expected to achieve A*A*A or A*AA (subject dependent) or 40-42 in the International Baccalaureate, with 776 in Higher Level subjects. Applicants may be required to achieve 7 in a particular subject, depending on individual circumstances.
A huge importance is placed on your personal statement at all UK universities, and Oxbridge universities are no different. Personal Statements submitted to Oxbridge must be of the highest standard and will be used as a guide by admissions tutors during your interview, so you must be able to speak confidently about what is submitted.
SI-UK will review your personal statement, ensuring it is submitted without error, and you can speak with authority on all elements of it.
If you are you interested in applying for a course at Oxford or Cambridge, arrange your free consultation with SI-UK London today.
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