University Interviews

Some courses are more likely to require you to attend an interview as part of your application. Subjects that typically ask candidates to interview include Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Education, Music and Art & Design.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects and social science applications are less likely to include an interview. However, some universities will interview for courses which are not typically interviewed for, especially if they are highly regarded or popular. Oxford and Cambridge will not offer candidates a place without an interview, regardless of the course. University College London and Imperial College London will often invite candidates for an interview.

Being asked to attend an interview is the mark of an excellent application, but you will be competing against other strong candidates, so it's important to prepare well. Follow the university interview tips below to help increase your chances for success.

University Interviews: How to Prepare

Students who are invited for an interview are encouraged to request a mock interview with our careers advisor. Please email Mrs White ( who can organise this for you.  Mrs Beck is also happy to do a mock interview with you, so do email her if you would like to arrange this (

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