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Undergraduate Study

Total number of students at Cambridge from France 2017-18
Undergraduate 146
Postgraduate 178

If a student holds more than one nationality, then the nationality given as the primary nationality is reported.

You may find our other undergraduate application statistics interesting as well.

Entry requirements

Typical offers for applicants taking the French Baccalaureate (including the Option Internationale) would be based on 16 or 17 (mention très bien) out of 20. Applicants are also usually asked to achieve 16 or 17 in individual subjects.

Please note that in recent admissions rounds, most successful applicants have exceeded the minimum entry requirement of 16 out of 20, especially in relevant subjects. Applicants for Cambridge courses with significant mathematics content (e.g. Computer Science, Economics, Natural Sciences) should note that there will likely be mathematics questions at interviews in early December. There are a number of mathematics resources available online, such as NRICH Mathematics, which can provide useful preparation and practice if you are invited to interview.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language then any offer made is likely to include English language requirements. See which English language qualifications we accept on our English language requirements page.

Fees and finance

Details of tuition fees, living costs and financial support available to EU students are available on our finance pages.

If you're unsure as to whether your fee status would be Home or international, please see our fee status page.


If you think you may meet the entry requirements that we require from your country, we would suggest that you familiarise yourself with how to apply to Cambridge. There is also specific information for international applicants and an application timetable with dates and deadlines relevant for international students.

Admissions Assessments

Please also refer to the information about admission assessments. If the course you’re applying for requires you to take a pre-interview written assessment, you must be registered in advance for the assessment. The assessment centre where you’ll take the assessment must register you (you can’t register yourself) by the relevant assessment registration deadline.

International Events

The University of Cambridge attends some events overseas where our representatives will be happy to chat with you and answer any questions you may have about applying to and studying at the University. To find out when we are visiting your country please visit the International Events webpage.