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Undergraduate Study


September 2020

Early September: UCAS Apply opens.

1 September: COPA and Transcript deadline for Organ Scholarship applicants.

11 September: Reference deadline for Organ Scholarship applicants.

20 September: UCAS application, and COPA and Transcript deadlines for students to be interviewed remotely in Malaysia or Singapore.

26 September: SAQ deadline for applicants to be interviewed in Malaysia or Singapore.

October 2020

1 October: BMAT registration deadline, for Medicine applicants taking November BMAT.

15 October:

19 October: COPA deadline for students to be interviewed in Cambridge, Hong Kong, or PR China.

22 October:

  • SAQ deadline for most applicants.
  • Transcript deadline for applicants (if applicable) other than Organ Scholarship applicants and applicants wishing to be interviewed remotely in Malaysia or Singapore.
  • Graduate Course in Medicine application deadline (applicants must complete and submit the Graduate Course in Medicine application form in addition to their UCAS application).

November 2020

4 and 5 November: BMAT, ELAT and other pre-interview assessments taken.1

December 2020

The majority of interviews in Cambridge take place in the first three weeks of December (some may be a little earlier).

January 2021

Early January: Winter pool takes place and decisions posted to applicants. A small number of applicants may be asked to attend a further interview.

End January: Final decisions to pooled applicants. Most applicants who were interviewed in December should have heard whether they have been accepted conditionally or unconditionally, or have been unsuccessful before the end of January.

February 2021

15 February: Choral Awards application deadline.

28 February: Instrumental Awards application deadline.

March 2021

1 March: Mature students second round applications deadline.

May-June 2021

A Levels, IB and other examinations taken – including STEP, where required for Mathematics and other applicants.

August 2021

Examination results published and confirmation of conditional offers for 2021 entry (or deferred entry in 2022) that have been met – all conditional offers must be met by the deadline set by UCAS unless otherwise specified.


1 Applicants taking the pre-interview written assessments overseas must check the Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing website as the scheduled start times for international centres may vary. Please note that for some overseas interview locations, 'pre-interview' assessments may take place after your interview. In this situation, your written assessment will still be considered by your Cambridge College along with your overseas interview report.

Cambridge Application Deadline

15 OCT

The application deadline is
15 October 2020, 6:00pm (UK time).

University term dates

8 Oct - 6 Dec 2019 (Michaelmas)
14 Jan - 13 Mar 2020 (Lent)
21 Apr - 12 Jun 2020 (Easter)

6 Oct - 4 Dec 2020 (Michaelmas)
19 Jan - 19 Mar 2021 (Lent)
27 Apr - 18 Jun 2021 (Easter)

5 Oct - 3 Dec 2021 (Michaelmas)
18 Jan - 18 Mar 2022 (Lent)
26 Apr - 17 Jun 2022 (Easter)