Application timeline

Please find below a guide to the key dates and deadlines for the admissions process. We advise all applicants to Homerton to very carefully check their email accounts (including junk mail folders) throughout the admissions process to ensure that they do not miss any important correspondence.

Applications for 2019 entry

February 2019

15 February: Choral Awards application deadline.
28 February: Instrumental Awards application deadline.

March 2019

1 March: Mature students second round applications deadline.

May-June 2019

A Levels, IB and other examinations taken – including STEP, where required for Mathematics and other applicants.

August 2019

Examination results published and confirmation of conditional offers for 2019 entry (or deferred entry in 2020) that have been met – all conditional offers must be met by the deadline set by UCAS unless otherwise specified.

Applications for 2020 entry

September 2019

Early September: UCAS Apply opens.
1 September: COPA deadline for Organ Scholarship applicants.
20 September: UCAS application and COPA deadline for students who would like to be considered for interview in Malaysia, PR China or Singapore.
26 September: SAQ deadline for applicants who would like to be considered for interview in Malaysia, PR China or Singapore.

October 2019

1 October: BMAT registration deadline for Medicine applicants.

15 October:

19 October: COPA deadline for students to be interviewed in Cambridge, Canada, Hong Kong, India or USA.

22 October: SAQ deadline for most applicants.
(Shortly after submitting your UCAS application, you'll be asked via email to complete an online Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ). In order to make a valid application to the University of Cambridge, you must submit your SAQ by the deadline set. In the majority of cases this deadline will be 18.00 (UK time) on 22 October. If you wish to be interviewed in Malaysia, PR China or Singapore this deadline will be 18.00 (UK time) on 26 September).

30 October: 

  • BMAT taken by Medicine applicants.
  • Pre-interview assessments taken.
    ​(Applicants taking the pre-interview written assessments overseas must check the Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing website as the scheduled start times for international centres may vary. Please note that for some overseas interview locations, 'pre-interview' assessments may take place after your interview. In this situation, your written assessment will still be considered by your Cambridge College along with your overseas interview report).

September - December 2019

Overseas interview takes place during these dates depending on location. Please check 'Eligibility and interview dates', via the link provided.

December 2019

The majority of interviews in Cambridge take place in the first three weeks of December.

January 2020

Early January: Winter pool takes place and decisions posted to applicants. A small number of applicants may be asked to attend a further interview.
Mid January: Decisions emailed to applicants (the exact date will be communicated nearer the time). If you receive an offer of a place, we will send your offciail offer letter and supporting documents by post. You will also be given a link to the offer holders page.
End January: Final decisions to pooled applicants. Most applicants who were interviewed in December should have heard whether they have been accepted conditionally or unconditionally, or have been unsuccessful before the end of January.

February 2020

15 February: Choral Awards application deadline.
28 February: Instrumental Awards application deadline.

May-June 2020

A Levels, IB and other examinations taken – including STEP, where required for Mathematics and other applicants.

August 2020

Examination results published and confirmation of conditional offers for 2020 entry (or deferred entry in 2021) that have been met – all conditional offers must be met by the deadline set by UCAS unless otherwise specified.

September 2020

Early September: Freshers’ packs emailed to all incoming students.