How to apply



  • A-levels: AAA
  • Advanced Highers: AAB or AA, plus an additional Higher at grade A
  • IB: 38 including core points (with at least 6,6,6, at HL)
  • or any other equivalent

Candidates are also expected to have at least a C grade in GCSE mathematics, or other evidence to demonstrate that they are appropriately numerate. Apart from this, the choice of subjects is up to you. There is no particular advantage or disadvantage to studying Law before you apply.

These are the minimum school results required for entry, and meeting the minimum does not guarantee a place. Admissions is a competition, and we assess all aspects of a student’s application in order to decide which candidates show greatest potential. If you have attained (or are predicted to attain) the minimum and you do not know whether you are likely to gain a place, you should apply! There is no other way to find out.

Candidates applying for Law with Law Studies in Europe would be expected to have the relevant modern language to A-level, Advanced Higher, or Higher Level in the IB or any other equivalent (except for candidates applying for the Netherlands programme, which is taught in English). If you apply for Law with Law Studies in Europe and are not offered a place on that course you are automatically considered for the BA in Jurisprudence.


If you want to apply to study law at Oxford you must submit a UCAS application and take the Law National Admissions Test (LNAT).

For further information about UCAS, the application process, how to take the LNAT, how to choose a college, and important dates and deadlines, please refer to the University website.

Information specific to law applications, including an explanation of what to expect in the LNAT and what law tutors are looking for in admissions interviews, can be found on the Law admissions page, with further information available on the Law Faculty website.

The Law Faculty runs open days in mid-March and a UNIQ summer school in July for students interested in visiting and finding out more about studying law at Oxford.


When information is available, the University will produce an update on the University Fee’s and Funding website.

Under the government’s new regime, no UK student will have to pay any tuition charges up front. Loan repayments will only begin after graduation, and only when the graduate begins earning over £21,000pa.

At Oxford, students from lower-income households will have a proportion of these fees waived and will also be eligible for bursaries to assist with living expenses for the duration of their degree. Oxford has one of the most generous financial provision of fee reduction and bursaries for UK and EU students from lower income households. As well as the Oxford fee reductions, we also have the Moritz-Heyman Scholarship Programme and Lloyds Scholars Programme.

For more information, including further details for international students, please refer to the University’s Fees and Funding website. These plans are subject to approval from the Office of Fair Access.

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