The Foundation Year has made a huge difference to my life in so many ways"

Foundation Year 2016/17 Student

The Foundation Year is a free and fully funded, year-long course designed to enable students from under represented backgrounds to reach their potential. Students on the Foundation Year live and study at Lady Margaret Hall,  a college of the University of Oxford. Over the academic year, students receive tuition in their chosen subject and you will also take a 'Preparation for Undergraduate Study' course. All of this teaching is aimed at preparing Foundation Year students to go on an excel either at Oxford University or at any other highly-selective university.

Lowered grade requirements:

We recognise that achievement at GCSE and A Level is not necessarily an indicator of academic potential, and so we accept students onto the Foundation Year with grades that are lower than the traditional Oxford offer (e.g. BBB instead of AAA). Individual subject requirements can be checked on the subject page.

Part of LMH college and Oxford University:

Students on the Foundation Year are an integral part of the LMH student community, and live in college for the full duration of the Foundation Year alongside undergraduate and graduate students at LMH. College life is busy, varied and fun - find out more here. Foundation Year students are also encouraged to engage with the wider body of Oxford University students. Foundation Year students have full access to University sports clubs, societies and libraries.