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What do I need to complete the SAQ?

There are a number of pieces of information you will need to complete the SAQ:

  • your UCAS Personal ID number
  • the temporary SAQ password we sent you by email
  • a passport style digital photograph of yourself
  • details of the units you're currently studying and/or have completed, including the UMS results achieved so far (if you've taken/are taking modular AS/A Levels)
  • details of the band scores you have achieved (if you have taken Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers)
  • Transcripts (High School and/or University where required)
  • fee payment (where applicable)

You may find it helpful to think about some of your answers in advance, such as the optional additional personal statement and how you've kept up your interest in the subject outside your AS/A Level (or equivalent) qualifications.

We estimate it will take around an hour to complete the SAQ.

If you do not submit all required documentation and pay the correct application fee (if applicable) by the appropriate deadline, your application will be invalid and you will not be considered for admission.

We strongly recommend that you do not leave any part of your application submission to the last minute/deadline day in case you encounter difficulties that may take some time to resolve and which may cause you to miss a deadline as a result. Failure to submit by the application deadline will render your application invalid.

Application deadlines

All applicants must complete a UCAS application and submit it to UCAS by the relevant deadline.

In addition to a UCAS application, applicants must also complete and submit a SAQ by the relevant deadline:

For applicants wishing to be considered for interview in December by a College, or during the November interview session with the international interviews team:

UCAS Transcript SAQ
15 October 2021 22 October 2021 22 October 2021

For applicants wishing to be considered for interview during the October interview session with the international interviews team:

UCAS Transcript SAQ
20 September 2021 26 September 2021 26 September 2021

All applicants for courses (other than Medicine) with a pre-interview assessment must be registered with their test centre by 15 October 2021; this is separate to the UCAS application. Applicants requiring special access arrangements must be registered by their test centre by 30 September 2021 to allow time for arrangements to be made. Applicants for Medicine must be registered with their test centre by 1 October 2021 to take the BMAT.

Fees

The following fee is payable, depending on your application type:

Application Type Fee
Applicants applying from the UK, Crown Dependencies and Ireland No fee
Applicants applying from elsewhere* GBP60

If a fee is applicable, you will be asked to pay this fee by debit or credit card when you submit your SAQ.

* There are certain circumstances under which the Cambridge Admissions Office will waive the application fee. You can find more information on the International applications page.

SAQ Contact

Cambridge Admissions Office
E saqhelp@admin.cam.ac.uk