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Undergraduate Study


UCAS application

In order to apply to Cambridge for 2016 entry (or deferred entry in 2017) you must submit a UCAS application by 15 October 2015.

There are earlier application deadlines for applicants wishing to be interviewed overseas, and some mature students applying to one of the mature Colleges may be able to apply after this date.

Applications to UCAS are made online using the 'UCAS Apply' web-based application system. Click 'Apply 2016' for application for 2016 entry or 2017 deferred entry to the University of Cambridge. Your school or college will be able to advise you about the process. If you've left school or college or are a resident abroad you should contact UCAS for more information.

Once you have submitted your UCAS application, you can check on its progress online through 'UCAS Track

When your UCAS application has been received here in Cambridge:

  • it will be acknowledged by the College you applied to ('open' applications are allocated to Colleges shortly after the 15 October UCAS deadline).
  • you will be emailed a link and asked to complete the Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ). You must regularly check both the inbox and ‘spam’/’junk’ folder of the email account you give in your UCAS application as you will be contacted by the University and/or UCAS at various stages of your application.

You need to submit another application in addition to your UCAS application if you're:

If your education has been significantly disrupted or disadvantaged, it may be appropriate for your school/college referee (or your doctor or social worker) to complete and submit an Extenuating Circumstances Form by 15 October.

We are aware that you can now nominate an individual to act on your behalf when dealing with matters related to your UCAS application. Please note that the University of Cambridge will not automatically liaise with this person. Should you wish to nominate someone to act on your behalf, please contact the College to which you have applied, or been allocated, in order to discuss your particular circumstances.

Cambridge Application Deadline

15 OCT

The application deadline for 2016 entry is the 15 October 2015.

University term dates

7 Oct - 5 Dec 2014 (Michaelmas)
13 Jan - 13 Mar 2015 (Lent)
21 Apr - 12 Jun 2015 (Easter)

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

The Application Process