The University of Cambridge welcomes applications from suitably qualified international students (those from outside the EU, and from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man). The University recognises the great academic and cultural value of a diverse student body, not least because admitting students from outside the EU allows us to seek talent from the widest possible pool.
At undergraduate level, the University is largely supported by direct public funding and draws on a supply of excellent UK/EU students. Therefore, we envisage that for the foreseeable future the University will remain primarily a national university at undergraduate level.
Cambridge is fortunate in that it continues to attract many talented international applicants. Therefore, competition for places amongst international students is fierce. Academic achievement and potential remain the criteria for the selection of all undergraduates and no priority is given to those who pay the overseas rate of fees.
Information for international applicants is available in the International students section of this website.
Please note that internationals attending or committed to attend universities in their home country won’t normally be considered for admission to Cambridge to study a full undergraduate course in the same or a very similar subject whilst they’re still committed to another university.