Universities: Oxbridge

If you’re thinking of applying to either Oxford or Cambridge universities, one of the first things you’ll find out is the college system. There are over 40 at Oxford and over 30 at Cambridge, and each one is different.

Each college operates as an independent institution within the university, and students normally apply to a specific college.

Deciding which to apply to will become clearer once you have thought about what subject you want to study, and once you’ve visited the two universities. We run trips to both in the summer. But in the meantime, you might want to browse our new Oxbridge college tree. 

This diagram divides all the colleges up on the basis of three criteria: size, reputation and distance from the centre.


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Regional Support

Doncaster is supported by Mansfield College, Oxford and Homerton College, Cambridge in helping raise the aspirations of those students who would not normally consider an application to Oxford or Cambridge.

Admission and Selection tests

UKCAT–  The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is used in the selection process by a consortium of UK university Medical and Dental Schools.The test helps universities to make more informed choices from amongst the many highly-qualified applicants who apply for their medical and dental degree programmes

Cambridge Assessment Admissions Tests (includes BMAT)Information about Cambridge Assessment’s family of admissions tests. These include BMAT ELAT STEP and TSA Cambridge and TSA Oxford.

LNAT The National Admissions test for Law (LNAT) helps some universities to make fairer choices by helping them to learn more about their applicants and their aptitude for studying law.

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