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.
For many Cambridge courses, qualifications in certain subjects are required and all Colleges expect such subjects to be passed, normally with the highest grade available. For specific requirements and subject preferences for each course, see individual course outlines.
If English isn't your first language, see English language requirements.
We accept a wide variety of qualifications from all over the world and expect students to be achieving the highest grades – most successful applicants ultimately exceed the conditions of their offer.
Typical offer levels for a range of qualifications, including the European Baccalaureate and International Baccalaureate, can be found in the main entrance requirements section.
Check your country page below to ensure the qualifications you’re studying are considered suitable preparation for entry to the University of Cambridge.
If you can’t find your country listed below, or if you’re studying for a different qualification from those listed, it’s a good idea to make early contact with the Cambridge Admissions Office to discuss the suitability of your qualifications.
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka