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Undergraduate Study


Mature student applications

If you'll be aged 21 or over by 1 October in the year in which you hope to come to Cambridge and you haven't already completed a higher education course, then you'll be applying as a mature student.

The application process for mature students is the same as that for standard-age students. However, the four mature Colleges consider mature and affiliate applications for some subjects after the 15 October application deadline, as part of a second application round.

Second undergraduate degrees

If you’re a graduate who achieved a first or upper second class Honours (or equivalent) in an approved undergraduate degree from another university, you can apply to take a second undergraduate degree at Cambridge.

If you wish to take the Cambridge course in a year less than usual, you could apply as an ‘Affiliate’ student. This means you could, in most cases, start the Cambridge course at the beginning of Year 2.