Overseas students

All applicants to the University of Cambridge must submit an application to UCAS by the relevant application deadline. Once you’ve submitted your UCAS application, you’ll receive an email from the University directing you to complete the Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ) – please check your email (junk/spam folder as well as inbox) regularly during this time.

In addition to a UCAS application students applying from outside the EU, and/or who wish to be considered for an Organ Scholarship or an Overseas interview must submit a Cambridge Online Preliminary Application (COPA). Once you have submitted a COPA, you will receive a COPA reference number, which you should enter on the SAQ.

Please remember that the deadline for the UCAS application is 15th October. For overseas applicants wishing to be considered for interview in PR China, Malaysia or Singapore, the UCAS application deadline is 20th September.  If you would like to be considered for interview as part of one of the University's overseas interview schemes, your COPA must be received by the earlier relevant deadline.  More information about these schemes and the appropriate deadlines can be found on the University website.

You may be required to submit academic transcripts for your application to the University of Cambridge to be valid. To determine whether you are required to submit transcripts, please see our transcripts page.

There are two tuition fees that are payable by overseas undergraduates:

a) 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 set out on the University’s website, at:


b) College Fee

The College Fee is set by each individual College, and is not linked to the subject being studied. Fees payable by Homerton overseas undergraduates are as follows:

For the academic year

College Fee









Both the University Composition Fee and College Fee are collected by Homerton College, and both are payable in full at the start of each Academic Year.