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The timeline below outlines key application dates and deadlines for international applicants. 

Submitting your UCAS application

  • 20 September 2021: Deadline for applicants applying for the October interview slots with the international interviews team. These are available in certain subjects and are reserved for time zones of GMT + 7 hours or more (except candidates in China and Hong Kong who should apply by 15 October). If you're applying by the early deadline, you must have submitted your UCAS application and Transcript (if required) by 18.00 (UK time)*. Please see the international interviews page for more information.
  • 15 October 2021: All other applicants must submit their UCAS application by 18.00 (UK time).

*Applicants applying to Trinity College cannot be seen by the international interviews team so do not need to apply by this early deadline and instead need to submit their UCAS application by 15 October.

Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ)

After you’ve submitted your UCAS application, you’ll receive a link to the SAQ which needs to be completed and submitted by the dates below.

  • 26 September 2021: Deadline for applicants applying for the October interview slots with the international interviews team.
  • 22 October 2021: SAQ deadline for all other applicants.

Registering for assessments

  • 1 October 2021: If you are applying for Medicine you must be registered with your test centre by 1 October to take the BMAT.
  • 15 October 2021: If you are applying for a course with a pre-interview assessment you must be registered with your test centre by 15 October. This is separate from your UCAS application. If you require special access arrangements you must be registered by your test centre by 30 September to allow time for arrangements to be made.

Submitting your transcript

22 October 2021: If you are required to submit a transcript this must be submitted by 18.00 (UK time). If you are applying for a slot with the international interviews team in October (see above), you will need to submit your transcript by 20 September.

Interviews

Throughout October, November and December: In 2021, all interviews will be conducted virtually and interviews for international applicants generally happen in October, November and December. Information about interviews, including films about preparing and what to expect, can be found on our international interviews webpage.

When you’ll hear back

We will let everyone know the outcome of their application by the end of January 2022. The possibilities are:

  • You may be unsuccessful
  • You may be made an offer of a conditional place. This is our most common offer type and is dependent on you achieving particular grades in the qualifications you are taking. These grades will be detailed in your offer so you’ll know what you need to achieve in order to secure your place at Cambridge.
  • You may be made an offer of an unconditional place. We will only make you an unconditional offer if you’ve already received your results and you’ve achieved the grades we require.