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In order to apply to Cambridge for 2017 entry (or deferred entry in 2018) you must submit a UCAS application by 15 October 2016, 6.00pm (UK time).

There are earlier application deadlines for applicants wishing to be considered for interview 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 2017' for application for 2017 entry or 2018 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've 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'll 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're aware that you can now nominate an individual to act on your behalf when dealing with matters relating 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/been allocated, in order to discuss your particular circumstances.

Cambridge Application Deadline

15 OCT

The application deadline for 2018 entry is the 15 October 2017, 6:00pm (UK time).

University term dates

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

3 Oct - 1 Dec 2017 (Michaelmas)
16 Jan - 16 Mar 2018 (Lent)
24 Apr - 16 Jun 2018 (Easter)

2 Oct - 30 Nov 2018 (Michaelmas)
15 Jan - 15 Mar 2019 (Lent)
23 Apr - 104Jun 2019 (Easter)

The Application Process