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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.


Before applying, you need to check that you have or are likely to achieve the right grades at the right level and in the right subjects for the course you have chosen.

Cambridge requires top grades in the highest level qualifications available for school/college students in whatever system you're being educated. Most successful applicants exceed the conditions of their offer.

This website refers to typical offers. One of the strengths of the Cambridge admissions system is its ability to assess all applicants individually. Although this website mainly talks in terms of A Levels and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB), many other school and national examinations at an equivalent level are equally acceptable.

Colleges also set specific requirements and subject preferences for each course. See also the website of the College(s) you’re considering applying to for any particular subject preferences.

If your first language isn't English, see our English language requirements.

Cambridge Application Deadline

15 OCT

The application deadline for 2017 entry is the 15 October 2016, 18:00 (UK time).

University term dates

6 Oct - 4 Dec 2015 (Michaelmas)
12 Jan - 11 Mar 2016 (Lent)
19 Apr - 10 Jun 2016 (Easter)

4 Oct - 2 Dec 2016 (Michaelmas)
17 Jan - 17 Mar 2017 (Lent)
25 Apr - 16 Jun 2017 (Easter) 

The Application Process