Applying to Cambridge
Information used to assess applications There’s no blueprint for an ideal Cambridge student and we want to give applicants as many opportunities as possible to demonstrate their strengths and potential. Therefore, each application is considered individually and holistically, using all of the following information:
3 Apply Submit your UCAS application online1 by 15 October2 – our institution code is CAM C05. Soon after, submit your Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ) – a few extra questions requesting information not included in your UCAS application which we find helpful.
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4 Interview Everyone with a realistic chance of being offered a place is invited to attend an interview. That’s more than 80 per cent of applicants each year.
academic record school/college reference personal statement any written work submitted or done at interview • performance in any required tests • contextual data • performance at interview (if interviewed) Further information www.cam.ac.uk/apply/
If you decide to apply, you can find films and full information about interviews online. www.cam.ac.uk/interviews/
5 Decision We’ll advise you of our decision before the end of January. See p8.
You also need to submit an additional application form if you’re living/attending school/college outside the EU at the time of application (see p8), applying for the Graduate Course in Medicine (see p83), and/or applying for an Organ Scholarship (see p146). Please note that it’s not possible to apply to both the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford in the same year. 2 Other application deadlines apply for those wishing to be interviewed in particular overseas countries (see p35), and for some mature applicants (see p33). 1
University of Cambridge Undergraduate Prospectus 2016 Entry