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Undergraduate Study

Please note: This site currently contains information for those who applied for 2016 entry. Information for 2017 entry will be available in March.


Clearing 2015

The University of Cambridge has NO COURSE VACANCIES through Clearing. Further information about Clearing is available from the UCAS website.

Adjustment Applications: The University of Cambridge will not be considering any applications as part of the adjustment period. If your examination results are better than expected and you would now like to apply for a place at Cambridge, you will need to apply as part of the next application round.

Conditional offer holders

If you are holding a conditional offer of a place at a University of Cambridge College and:

  • You have met or exceeded all the conditions of your offer, congratulations! You don’t need to do anything. Your College will already be aware of your A Level (or equivalent) results, and your place will have been automatically confirmed. You will receive a letter from the College and from UCAS in a few days. Please do not phone the College at this busy time. In the meantime, take a look at the information for new undergraduate students.
  • You have not quite met the offer, please don’t panic! Depending on the number of students who have met their offers, there may be a few spaces available at the College you applied to or at another College. Please be patient, your College will contact you as soon as possible. Please check the status of your application on UCAS Track which will be updated as soon as possible once a final decision is made rather than telephoning the College/University at this busy time. 
  • Your grades are substantially lower than those required by your offer, hopefully you will have made the grades for your insurance offer. Unless there are special circumstances to consider, your application to Cambridge will have been unsuccessful. You will receive a letter from UCAS stating this so that you can take up your insurance place or enter Clearing.
  • You have not received all of your results, please don’t panic! We know that sometimes there are processing problems and the College will already be aware that you are missing a particular result. Please contact your College as soon as you have received your missing results. Normally we have to make decisions on all conditional offers by 31 August. After that date decisions on whether or not to accept applicants are at the discretion of the College.