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Undergraduate Study


A global community

Cambridge is a great place to be a student and has a truly diverse community. Just over 11 per cent of our undergraduates (around 1,300 students) are from overseas (outside the EU), representing more than 65 countries. Wherever you're from, you'll quickly start to make friends and feel at home, and with everything that's on offer, you'll soon wonder how you're going to fit it all in!

Some of the application and financial arrangements differ for international students, guidance for which is outlined in these pages.

Why Cambridge?

There are more than 21,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University, including around 1,300 international students from more than 65 different countries. Find out more

International applications

Information about applying to study at the University of Cambridge as an international student. Find out more

Application timetable

The application process timeline for international student applications. Find out more

Overseas interviews

The University conducts a number of admissions interviews overseas and for 2018 entry (or deferred entry in 2019) these will take place in Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia and Singapore. Find out more

International entrance requirements

If you wish to apply for an undergraduate place at Cambridge, you need to be in the top one or two per cent of your year group, and doing very well in the subject area you'd like to study. Find out more

International qualifications

Whichever system you’re being educated in, we require top grades in the highest level qualifications available for school/college students. Check to see if the course you are studying is considered suitable preparation for entry to the University of Cambridge. Find out more

International fees and costs

Information on tuition fees, College fees and living expenses for international students studying at the University of Cambridge. Find out more

International financial support

Financial support for overseas undergraduate students is limited. Few full scholarships are available at undergraduate level; most support is a partial contribution to your overall costs and is means-tested. Find out more

Tuition fee status

Tuition fees are higher for overseas students. Find out more

Visas and immigration

Study in the UK normally requires a Tier 4 visa. To apply for a visa you must receive sponsorship from a university through a 'confirmation of acceptance for studies' (CAS) and prove that you have the funds to meet all of your tuition fees and living costs. Find out more

Healthcare in the UK

Information on the NHS, the UK's state healthcare system, and the requirement for EU/EEA and Swiss students to hold comprehensive sickness insurance is provided by the International Student Office. Find out more