The application deadline for 2017 entry is the 15 October 2016, 6:00pm (UK time).
Six simple steps
If you want to apply to Cambridge, the process is much the same as that for other universities. However, at Cambridge the process starts earlier to allow time for all of the application information to be gathered and considered and for you to sit your written assessments (where required). This section guides you through the process.
You’re going to be studying to a very high level for several years so make sure you choose a course you’re personally interested in and will really enjoy studying!
Submit your UCAS application by 15 October – our institution code is CAM C05.
Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ)
Shortly after submitting the UCAS application, you will be requested (via email) to complete the Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ) – a few extra questions requesting information not included in your UCAS application which we find helpful. To make a valid application to the University of Cambridge, you must submit your SAQ by the deadline set. In the majority of cases this deadline will be 12pm noon (UK time) on 22 October 2016.
Cambridge Online Preliminary Application (COPA)
There is an additional application form if you're applying for the Graduate Course in Medicine.
You may be required to submit an academic transcript.
4. Written assessment
Most applicants are required to take a written assessment, either pre-interview or at interview (if interviewed).
Everyone with a realistic chance of being offered a place is invited to attend an interview. That’s around 80 per cent of applicants each year.
We’ll advise you of our decision before the end of January.