How can I check eligibility for the Foundation Year?

Our eligibility criteria are outlined on the eligibility page and explained in further detail in the application guidebook. However, if there is any doubt then please feel free to contact us on During application periods the inbox is usually very busy, so don't worry if it takes a few days for us to get back to you.

Does the Foundation Year cost anything?

No, it is free for students. All tuition and accommodation for the Foundation Year is provided free of charge by the College. Students on the Foundation Year also receive a stipend each term to cover any other living costs such as food and having fun! See the funding page for more information.

Is the Foundation Year open to overseas students?

The course is only open to students with 'Home Fee' status who have been educated in the UK. If you are unsure of your fee status you can check this here (please note that is a link to an external website).

Can students apply without A Levels?

We accept applicants who have done either A Levels, BTEC's, Scottish Highers or the International Baccalaureate. Each subject has different entry requirements, so please check the subject pages. If you require any further clarification email .

Do GCSE results matter?

If a student has the required predicted A Level grades for the course that they would like to study on the Foundation Year, then we encourage them to apply regardless of their GCSE grades - we understand that grades are not always an accurate reflection of potential, and we are more interested in what a student can achieve rather than what they have achieved.

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

No, any offer that a student has received through UCAS will not be jeopardised by an application to the Foundation Year. Students should not make any changes to their current UCAS application, and they should continue forward with any applications for Student Finance for the 2022/23 academic year. If they are accepted onto the Foundation Year, chose to accept and go on to achieve the required A Level results, they can then notify any universities/Student Finance of their change in circumstances. More information on the relationship between the Foundation Year and UCAS can be found here.

Should a student need to want to apply to Oxford for their undergraduate degree?

We hope that all our Foundation Year students will want to make an application to study as an undergraduate at Oxford after their Foundation Year course, and we support our students in making their application. However, progression from the Foundation Year to an Oxford undergraduate degree is not guaranteed (Find out more: Students will also make an application to other universities in the UCAS 2022/23 cycle: our course will prepare students to achieve wherever they choose to study as an undergraduate. 

Are MAT/ELAT/PAT/LNAT test scores taken into account when applying for the Foundation Year?

You do not need to sit an admissions test to apply for the Foundation Year. If you have already applied to Oxford or Cambridge for undergraduate study and have taken the tests, then don't worry: we do not take MAT/ELAT etc. results into account when shortlisting candidates for the Foundation Year.

Will travel to interview and accommodation be reimbursed?

Interviews are likely to be held online. However, if we hold them in person then all interview travel will be reimbursed, and if a candidate needs to stay overnight (e.g. if their interview is early morning or they are coming from far away) then we will accommodate candidates in college at no cost to the candidate. Any meals will also be paid for by college. If you are selected for interview, then the Foundation Year Administrative Assistant will be in touch to purchase tickets for you. We regret that we cannot accommodate family members/friends/teachers in college overnight, although they are welcome to accompany students to LMH.

What's the interview like?

Students will have one interview, which will usually last around 30 minutes: if you are invited for interview then we will send you more information on what to expect in the interview. LMH is a very friendly college, and we hope that the interview is a positive experience for everyone.

More questions are answered in the application guidebook. If you are still unsure of anything after reading the guidebook, please email