How do I apply for the Foundation Year?

Visit the Apply for the LMH Foundation Year page to find the application guidebook, the application form and the reference form. All applications must be emailed to foundation@lmh.ox.ac.uk by the 27th January 2017. Use the application guidebook to help you complete the application form.

How do I know if I’m eligible for the Foundation Year?

We will check your eligibility when you apply. However, if you would like to check for yourself before you make an application, please see pages 3-4 of the application guidebook.

Does the Foundation Year cost anything?

All tuition and accommodation for the Foundation Year is provided free of charge by LMH. Applicants will also receive a generous stipend each term to cover their living costs.

Can mature students apply?

Applicants must be aged 19 or under at the time of application.

Is the Foundation Year open to overseas students?

 Applicants must have ‘Home Student’ fee status (Check here if you are unsure of your status).

Can I apply without A Levels?

We accept applicants who have done either A Levels, Scottish Highers or the International Baccalaureate. Each subject has different entry requirements, so please check the table on Page 5 of the application guidebook to see if you are eligible. If you have Scottish Highers or the IB, please contact foundation@lmh.ox.ac.uk to find out your eligibility. Students who have studied a BTEC National Diploma may be eligible, but should contact the Foundation Year administrator for clarification.

My GCSE Results aren’t very good, will that matter?

If you have the required predicted A Level grades (see Page 5 of the Guidebook) then we encourage you to apply regardless of your GCSE grades.

Will applying for the Foundation Year course jeopardise offers I currently hold from other universities?

No, any offer that you have received through UCAS will not be jeopardised by an application to the Foundation Year.  You should not make any changes to your current UCAS application, and you should continue forward with any applications for Student Finance for the 2017/18 academic year. If you are accepted onto the Foundation Year, chose to accept and go on to achieve the required A Level results, you can then notify any universities/Student Finance of your change in circumstances.

Do I need to want to apply to Oxford for my undergraduate degree?

The aim of the course is to prepare students to be successful in progressing to an undergraduate course at Oxford. However, progression from the Foundation Year to an Oxford undergraduate degree is not guaranteed. Students will also make an application to other universities in the UCAS 2017/18 cycle.

My MAT/ELAT/PAT/LNAT test score was quite low in 2016, will this affect my chances?

We do not take MAT/ELAT/PAT/LNAT results into account when shortlisting candidates. Furthermore, you will be given the opportunity to retake any admissions tests before the UCAS 2017/18 cycle.

Will my travel to interview be reimbursed?

Yes, please keep all receipts and email the Foundation Year Administrative Assistant with your travel plans (foundation@lmh.ox.ac.uk)

More questions are answered in the application guidebook. If you are still unsure of anything after reading the guidebook, please email foundation@lmh.ox.ac.uk