University applications with October deadlines

Cambridge University

For certain universities and courses, application deadlines are different from normal. For Oxford University or Cambridge University and for most medicine, veterinary and dentistry courses there is an October deadline.

For courses starting in 2024, that deadline has now passed (it was 16 October 2023). For courses starting in 2025, the application deadline is 15 October 2024

The Student Room is packed with advice and experience from current students and graduates - and we've also got a stack of articles over on The Uni Guide. You'll find links to lots of these below.

Answers to application questions

On The Student Room's forums, you'll find answers to thousands of questions about applying to university. You can always add your own question too. Here are some application threads to get you started.

What do I need to get into Oxford or Cambridge?

Thinking about applying to Oxford or Cambridge? You have to stand out against the fierce competition; but does that mean having a clean sweep of top marks in all your subjects?

Over on our sister site The Uni Guide, we show you what you need to get into Oxford or Cambridge.

Oxford or Cambridge? How to choose

Oxford or Cambridge? Both universities have a world-famous academic reputation and share a great deal in common, but you can only put one of them down on your Ucas form – so which one should you choose?

Head over to our sister site The Uni Guide to find out how to choose between Oxford and Cambridge.

Medicine entry requirements – five key things to know

Getting a place to study medicine is tough. Here we find out more about the entry requirements, how to ace your personal statement and what to expect from an interview...

Our sister site, The Uni Guide, explains the five key things to know about medicine entry requirements.

Which university admissions tests do you need to take?

Lnat, Bmat, Ucat... depending on where and what you're applying to, you might need to take a particular university admissions test. But which one(s)?

Head over to our sister site, The Uni Guide, to find out which university admissions tests to take.

Veterinary science personal statements

Are you struggling with your vet personal statement? We have a huge archive of veterinary personal statement examples to help you along your way.

Take a look at our bank of veterinary personal statements on The Student Room.