International students

International student undergraduate applications

Homerton prides itself on being one of the most diverse Cambridge Colleges and we have a large international student community. We welcome applications from anywhere in the world; and if you are applying as an international student to Homerton College, this page will guide you through the application process.


How to apply

All applicants to the University of Cambridge must complete and submit an online UCAS application by the relevant application deadline.

After submitting your UCAS application, you will be contacted via email to complete the online supplementary application questionnaire (SAQ). This questionnaire collects information that isn’t on the UCAS application but which we find useful when assessing your application to Cambridge. You will also have the opportunity to complete an optional Cambridge specific personal statement. You can also find out about completing the SAQ. In addition, you may be required to submit academic transcripts for your application to the University of Cambridge to be valid. 

For further details about applying, and the all-important dates, please have a look at the application timetable for international students.


Admission assessments and written work

Most applicants are required to take a subject-specific written admission assessment, either pre-interview or at interview. For the pre-interview assessment, you must be registered in advance at a certified assessment centre, and by the registration deadline of 15 October (other than the BMAT which has an earlier registration deadline of 1 October for Medicine applicants taking the November BMAT).

In addition, for some Arts courses, we ask applicants to submit examples of their written work in advance of interview in the form of one or two school or college essays which may then be discussed at interview. 


Interviews in 2021

For 2022 entry (or deferred 2023 entry), if you are invited for an interview this will take place virtually. This will be in October and November time if invited for interview by the international interviews teams, or December if invited for interview by the College.

Further detailed information can be found on the International interviews page.



Your tuition fee status will influence the level of fees you are charged, and also the type of financial aid available to you. It is therefore important that you are correctly classified.

If you are made an offer of admission to the University, this will state what we believe your fee status to be, based on the information you have provided as part of your application, and according to the relevant UK legislation.

As an overseas student, there are three costs you need to consider:

Tuition Fees

There are two tuition fees that are payable by overseas undergraduates, namely the University Composition Fee and College Fee. These are collected by Homerton College, and both are payable in full at the start of each academic year.

University Composition Fee

The level of this fee varies depending on the subject you select to study. The current levels of the University Composition Fee are available on the following page: International fees and costs | Undergraduate Study

College Fees

The College fee is set by each individual college and is not linked to the subject being studied. All international/overseas fee status students, and those home fee status students who aren't eligible for tuition fee support, normally have to pay college fees in addition to University tuition fees.

The College fee payable for Homerton in 2021-22 is £9,758.

International financial support

Further information about international financial support is available here


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