While applying to study at Cambridge might seem overwhelming, we are here to help guide you through the process and offer you our support wherever we can.
In brief, the application process is as follows:
Choose a Course
This is by far the most important part of the process. You must make sure that the courses that we offer suit you, as you will be immersed in your chosen course for at least three years. Also, make sure that you meet the entrance requirements of the course you want to study.
Decide on your College
This is perhaps the least important part of the application. We would like you to apply to Homerton, but remember that whichever college you apply to, you get the same lectures, practicals and exams. If you really aren't sure, then you can make an open application.
Submit your application
You need to submit your UCAS application by 15 October (although there are slightly earlier deadlines for some international students and organ scholars). After you’ve submitted your UCAS application, you will will need to fill in an additional questionnaire – the Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ). This collects information that isn’t on the UCAS application but which we find useful when making our decisions. You may find it helpful to think about some of your answers in advance, such as the optional additional personal statement and how you've kept up your interest in the subject outside your AS/A Level (or equivalent) qualifications. You’ll be sent a link to the SAQ by email. You can also find out about completing the SAQ.
Most applicants are required to take a written admission assessment, either before or at interview (if interviewed). You can find past examples of pre-interview assessments online, and should practice these.
We interview the majority of our applicants. If you decide to apply, you can find videos and full information on what to expect and how to prepare on the University website. While the interview process may seem nerve-wracking, remember that interviews are designed to assess your suitability for your course of study, not to catch you out.
We’ll advise you of our decision before the end of January.