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For your application to the University of Cambridge to be considered valid, you must make sure that all the following items reach us by the appropriate deadline:

  • COPA – see submission deadline below
  • UCAS application – see submission deadline below
  • SAQ – see submission deadline below
  • COPA fee payment
  • a copy of your UCAS reference
    • In the case of those with a COPA deadline earlier than 15 October, we'll email your UCAS referee directly to request a copy of their reference along with predicted grades and ranking (ranking isn't required for Organ Scholarship applicants). This information must reach us by no later than the relevant deadline, i.e. 11 September for Organ Scholarship applicants or 20 September for those applying to be considered for interview in China, Malaysia, or Singapore. We will use the contact details for your UCAS referee you provide in your COPA to contact this person directly by email. We strongly recommend that you submit your COPA as early as possible to allow enough time for your referee to prepare and send us the required documents. Please note that your COPA won't be considered valid if the documents aren't submitted by the set deadline.
    • In the case of applicants applying for the 19 October COPA deadline, the reference will be obtained from your UCAS application (we won't email your UCAS referee separately).
  • a copy of your musical ability reference (in the case of Organ Scholarship applicants) – you must provide your referee with a completed declaration coversheet and ensure that your referee submits your musical ability reference by the appropriate deadline
  • a copy of your High School Transcript, where required – please see the FAQs Am I required to submit a High School Transcript' and 'What do you mean by a "High School Transcript"?' for further details
  • a copy of your University Transcript if you're currently studying at a university

Application deadlines

Applicants applying from outside the EU

Submit UCAS application by

Submit COPA by

Applicants who would like to be considered for interview in China, Malaysia, or Singapore

20 September 2017
11.59pm (UK time)

20 September 2017
6.00pm (UK time)

Applicants who would like to be considered for interview in Canada or Hong Kong – restrictions applyrestrictions apply (see the FAQ - 'Where am I eligible for interview?')

15 October 2017
6.00pm (UK time)

19 October 2017
6.00pm (UK time)

Applicants who would like to be considered for interview in Cambridge

15 October 2017
6.00pm (UK time)

19 October 2017
6.00pm (UK time)

 

 

Organ Scholarship applications

Submit COPA by

Submit UCAS application by

Submit SAQ by

Applicants wishing to be considered for an Organ Scholarship

1 September 2017
6.00pm (UK time)

15 October 2017
6.00pm (UK time)

15 October 2017
6.00pm (UK time) 

 

COPA Register

The COPA form is currently closed and will open in early July for applications for 2018 entry (or deferred entry 2019).

COPA Contact

If you encounter problems completing the COPA please read the FAQs in the guide above or email COPA Help, for all other application enquiries please contact the Cambridge Admissions Office.

COPA Help
T+44 (0)1223 333308
E copahelp@admin.cam.ac.uk