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Undergraduate Study

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Are you planning to start an undergraduate course at Cambridge in 2024? We’ve listed the main activities, dates and deadlines for Cambridge. Other deadlines apply for Music Award applicants. You will need to meet all relevant deadlines for your application to be considered.

If you're looking to apply to a postgraduate course at Cambridge, view postgraduate application dates and deadlines.

May 2023

1 August 2023

1 September 2023

5 September 2023 onwards

  • Submit your UCAS application for Cambridge from this date. Make sure you submit your application by the relevant deadline (see below). You can start to complete your UCAS application from May.

15 September 2023

29 September 2023

16 October 2023

  • Deadline to submit your UCAS application (6pm UK time). If you’re a mature student (21+) you can apply to one of the mature Colleges for some courses in March (see below).
  • Take the LNAT admission test by this date if you want to study Law.

18 October 2023

23 October 2023

  • Deadline to submit My Cambridge Application (6pm UK time). This is an extra application form that you need to complete if you want to study at Cambridge. If you’re applying for the graduate course in Medicine, you won’t need to complete My Cambridge Application.
  • Deadline to provide your transcript, if you’re an international student.
  • If you applied for the graduate course in Medicine, this is the deadline to submit your additional application form. This is an extra form that you need to complete if you want to study Medicine (Graduate Course).
  • Deadline to submit your Extenuating Circumstances Form (ECF). This is an extra form that your teacher or doctor can complete if you found it difficult to study.

November 2023

December 2023

  • Most College interviews take place in the first 3 weeks of December.

January 2024

31 January 2024

  • Deadline to apply if you want to study the Foundation Year (6pm UK time).

1 March 2024

  • Deadline to apply for a course as part of the March application round, if you’re a mature student (11.59pm UK time).
  • Take the LNAT admission assessment by this date if you want to study Law and have applied as a mature student in the March application round.

8 March 2024

May to June 2024

August 2024

Cambridge application deadlines

23 OCT

My Cambridge Application deadline:
23 October 2023
(6pm UK time)

31 JAN

Foundation Year application deadline:
31 January 2024
(6pm UK time)

University term dates

Each academic year consists of three eight-week terms:

3 Oct - 1 Dec 2023 (Michaelmas)
16 Jan - 15 Mar 2024 (Lent)
23 Apr - 14 Jun 2024 (Easter)

8 Oct - 6 Dec 2024 (Michaelmas)
21 Jan - 21 Mar 2025 (Lent)
29 Apr - 20 Jun 2025 (Easter)