Oxbridge preparation

Preparing for Oxbridge with Bellerbys College

Are you an ambitious international student looking to progress to a world-class university? We offer specialist preparation for students aiming for Oxbridge study. Oxbridge is the term used for the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge – the two oldest and highest ranked universities in the UK. For more than sixty years we’ve helped students like you progress to a range of degrees here – and you could be next.

Requirements for Oxbridge entry

Places at Oxbridge are competitive. You need more than just good grades to get a place at these prestigious universities. We know how to ensure you submit an impressive application to Oxford or Cambridge. We’ll offer guidance on both academics and extracurriculars so you’re ready for the application process.

How Bellerbys helps you with Oxbridge preparation

Applying to Oxbridge can be challenging, so we offer a range of support options for all our students looking to progress to Oxford or Cambridge.

Collegiate system

One of the most unique features of Oxbridge is the collegiate system used, where students apply not just to the university, but a specific college. At Bellerbys, we use a specialist software to help students narrow down their choice in applying to the best college for them. This includes descriptions of the colleges, as well as the success rate for your subject choice.

Entrance exams

Alongside your UCAS application, Oxbridge applicants may also have to sit entrance exams. These exams are a way for the universities to filter applications. Entrance exams are challenging, but we will support you during the process. Examples of specific exams you may take, include:

  • LNAT for Law
  • MAT for Maths
  • PAT for Physics
  • HAT for History
  • TSA for Economics or Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Olivia from Indonesia

Olivia at Bellerbys

β€œThe College support system is excellent. You have a listening team to talk to about your problems. Within my first week, I felt like Bellerbys was my new home.”

Olivia from Indonesia - Studied A Levels and achieved A*A*A*, now studying Mathematics and Statistics at Exeter College, University of Oxford


Studying in the UK

Bellerbys London Star Student Chinwendu Diyoke

Open yourself up to a whole world of opportunity and experiences by choosing to study in the UK.

A Levels

Bellerbys Cambridge students in a Foundation Media class at the College

A Levels are British qualifications, accepted by all universities in the UK and recognised in the USA and Australia. Students who are with us for five or six terms will typically study up to four A Levels. This gives you a world of choice.