International Students

If you are applying as an international student to the University of Cambridge and to Homerton, 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 and by the relevant application deadlines. After submitting your UCAS application, you will need to complete the online SAQ (the Supplementary Application Questionnaire). You will be contacted about this via email. 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. In addition, you may be required to submit academic transcripts for your application to the University of Cambridge to be valid. Please visit the transcripts page, to find out whether you are required to submit transcripts. 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 (if invited to attend). For the pre-interview assessment, you must be registrered 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 courses, we ask applicants to submit examples of their written work in the form of one or two school/college essays which may then be discussed at interview. You can find more details on our written work webpage.

Interviews in 2021

For 2022 entry (or deferred 2023 entry), if you are invited for interview this will take place virtually, and generally in October and November time (if invited for interview by the international interviews teams), or in December (if invited for interview by the College). Further detailed information can be found on the International interviews webpage. To find out more about what a Cambridge interview entails, please visit the Interviews pages. A reasonable standard in spoken English is expected at the time of interview and please visit English language requirements for further details.


You will be advised of our decision regarding the outcome of your application, before the end of January. If you are offered a place, you will be informed by the College as well as through UCAS. Please reply, observing UCAS requirements and deadlines.


Your tution fee status will influence the level of fees you are charged, and also the type of financial aid available to you, and so it is important that you are correctly classified. If you are made an offer of admission to the University, your offer 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. These are your:

Further information about International financial support is available on the following page: International financial support | Undergraduate Study ( 

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.

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 availale on the following page: International fees and costs | Undergraduate Study (

b) 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 (eg affiliate students), normally have to pay College fees in addition to University tuition fees. The Colllege fee payable for Homerton is outlined below: 

For the academic year

College Fee

2020-21 £9,390
2021-22 £9,758