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Undergraduate Study



The University of Cambridge doesn’t enter Clearing and so has NO COURSE VACANCIES through Clearing. Further information about Clearing is available from the UCAS website.

Conditional offer holders

If you’re holding a conditional offer of a place at a University of Cambridge College and:

  • you’ve met or exceeded all the conditions of your offer, congratulations! You don’t need to do anything. Your College will already be aware of your A Level (or equivalent) results, and your place will have been automatically confirmed. Your status will update on UCAS Track at 8am on Thursday 13 August, and you’ll receive an email from the College on that day or soon after with further details. Please don’t phone the College at this busy time.
  • you haven’t quite met the offer, please don’t panic! Depending on the number of students who have met their offers, there may be a few spaces available at the College you applied to or at another College. Please be patient – your College will contact you as soon as possible and you can check the status of your application on UCAS Track which will be updated as soon as possible once a final decision is made, rather than telephoning the College/University at this busy time.
  • your grades are substantially lower than those required by your offer, hopefully you’ll have made the grades for your insurance offer. Unless there are special circumstances to consider, your application to Cambridge will have been unsuccessful. Your. status will be updated on UCAS Track so that you can take up your insurance place or enter Clearing.
  • you haven’t received all of your results, please don’t panic! We know that sometimes there are processing problems and the College will already be aware that you’re missing a particular result. Please contact your College as soon as you’ve received your missing results.


Subject to Student Numbers Controls, the University of Cambridge hopes to participate again in the UCAS Adjustment process this summer (2020). For further information, see Adjustment at Cambridge.