Admissions Noticeboard

Up-to-date information for applicants

Welcome to the Admissions Noticeboard. On these pages, you can find up-to-date information and tips to guide you through the application and admissions process. 

Applying for 2022 Entry (and 2023 deferred entry)

Applications to Cambridge University open in early September 2021. The application deadline is 18:00 UK time on 15 October 2021 through UCAS. There is an earlier of deadline of 20 September 2021, for international applicants applying for October interview slots with the international interviews team. Have a look here, for further information as well as those all-important application dates and deadlines.


Reminders: Important upcoming dates and deadlines:

September 2021:

  • 20 September: UCAS application deadline for international applicants applying for October interview slots with the international interviews team (see international timeline and international interviews for more information).
  • 21/22 September: 'Application Acknowledgement' email sent to Homerton's international applicants applying by 20 September deadline to acknowledge your application and with important reminders.
  • 27 September: Transcript and SAQ deadline for international applicants applying for October interview slots with the international interviews team.

October 2021:

  • 1 October: BMAT registration deadline for Medicine applicants.
  • 15 OctoberUCAS application deadline and Pre-interview assessments registration deadline (other than BMAT).
  • 16/17 October: 'Important Information for all Applicants': email sent to all Homerton's applicants with a link to the Applicant Portal containing all the information about the next stages of the admissions process, including interview arrangements for Cambridge and what we need from you and by when.   
  • 22 OctoberTranscript deadline for all applicants (except international applicants applying for October interview slots with the international interviews team.
  • 22 October: SAQ deadline for all applicants (except for international applicants applying for October interview slots with the international interviews team). 
  • 22 October: Extenuating Circumstances Form (ECF) deadline. Completed by an applicant's school/college if an applicant has suffered particular personal or educational disruption (or your doctor or social worker, if applicable). (Please do not use this form for COVID-19-related educational disruption, which should be declared by the applicant on a separate form that will be provided).
  • October: Interviews for international applicants by the international interviews team generally happen in October and November, or December if you are interviewed by the College.

November 2021:

  • 3 November: BMAT and ECAA, ENGAA and NSAA pre-interview assessments taken*.
  • 4 November: ELAT, TMUA and TSA pre-interview assessments taken*.
    (*Applicants taking the pre-interview written assessments overseas must check the Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing websiteas the scheduled start times for international centres may vary.)
  • 4 November: Written Work deadline for all applicants. Shortly after the UCAS deadline of 15 October, applicants who have applied for an arts/humanities subject requiring the submission of written work will be contacted with full details of how to send the written work to the College. You will be asked to attach a signed cover sheet to each piece of work that you submit. Please DO NOT send in any written work until you hear from us.
  • 4 November:  Disability/Specific Learning Difficulties Interview Adjustment Form deadline. For applicants with a disability or specific learning difficulty. To make any appropriate arrangements for applicants, if invited for interview.
  • 4 November: Architecture Portfolio deadline. Applicants for Architecture will be contacted with full details of how to send the portfolio to the College. You will be asked to attach a signed cover sheet. Please DO NOT send in your portfolio until you hear from us.
  • November: Interviews for international applicants by the international interviews team generally happen in October and November, or December if you are interviewed by the College.
  • Late November/early December: at-interview written assessments (subject-specific and for all applicants whether interviewed by the College or the international interviews team). Exact date(s) to be advised as may be scheduled slightly in advance of interviews.  

December 2021:

  • The majority of interviews take place in the first three weeks of December (some may be a little earlier). For applicants, interviewed by the College, we will try to give each applicant at least two weeks' advance notice of the date and timings of interviews. However, there may be circumstances when this is not possible. 

January 2022:


Helpful tips and information for applicants

  • Guidance on Digital document upload

Applicants are asked to upload digital documents as part of their application. For example, samples of their written work, a sample of artwork (for applicants to Architecture), or other forms, such as requests for disability-related adjustments at interview. Further guidance is available here.

  • Contacting the Admissions Office at Homerton

If you have any questions about your application and can't find what you are looking for, please email the Admissions Office, we are always happy to help. We do ask that applicants always put the following information in the subject line of your email when writing to us: Lastname_Firstname_Course_UCAS ID_QueryDetails 

  • Receiving emails from the Admissions Office

We will communicate with all applicants via the email address provided in the UCAS application. It’s essential that your email account is configured correctly so that emails sent from the College aren’t rejected or filtered into your 'junk'/'spam' folder by your email provider (you should check this folder regularly, as well as your inbox). As the College will contact you from Admissions [at] homerton.cam.ac.uk, please ensure that this email address is: 
ADDED to your email client's Contact List
ADDED to your email client's Safe Sender List (if available)
REMOVED from your email client's Block Sender List.

  • Changing your email address at UCAS to a personal one rather than a school one

It is also recommended to change your email address at UCAS to a personal one rather than a school one, as the school spam filters tend to be more robust and it is likely that some of our emails to you may be blocked.  We don't want you to miss out on any important email communication during the application process. 

  • Additional Information 

If you have a disability, specific learning difficulty, long-term illness, we strongly encourage you to disclose this and provide any relevant information in your UCAS application.

UK Care Leavers, if you have spent time in local authority care in the UK. 

 

 

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