Admissions Tests and Shortlisting
The vast majority of Oxford’s tests are provided by the Admissions Testing Service, with the exception of the LNAT, which is organised by Pearson and also used by other universities. For a list of tests and registration guidance please visit www.ox.ac.uk/tests.
For those tests which are organised by the Admissions Testing Service, including the BMAT, and TSA, candidates must ensure that they are registered to take the test by the relevant deadline. Schools and colleges must also ensure that they are registered as a centre, so that candidates can take the test there, or candidates will need to take the test in an open centre, which may involve considerable travel.
For those taking the LNAT test, which is organised by Pearson, candidates must ensure that they are registered to take the test by the relevant deadline. Candidates cannot take the LNAT in school and will need to travel to a test centre.
The University is committed to ensuring that these admissions tests should not prove an additional financial burden on the student and therefore all of the tests used solely by Oxford are provided without cost. The BMAT and LNAT which are utilised by a number of universities incur a charge, but there are fee waiver schemes available for those students from lower income families.