Do you need NCS to get into Oxbridge?

No, you don’t need to do NCS (National Citizen Service) to get into Oxford University or Cambridge University, nor will it directly help you get in.

Oxbridge admissions tutors are generally interested in your academics, and NCS is not a particularly academic programme.

Although statistics on this are a bit hard to find, based on my personal experience as a Cambridge student, most Oxbridge students have not done NCS.

However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do NCS – it might be a fun experience, so if you have time and it sounds fun to you, then go for it. But it probably won’t help you get into Oxbridge.