This section is Ϻ College, Cambridge information for current applicants. It is published each year on 20 September to guide you through the admissions process once you have made your UCAS application. 

It is now too late to apply for October 2024 entry. The application deadline was 16 October 2023.

Applications have not yet opened for October 2025 entry (and deferred 2026 entry)

Applications will open for Cambridge University 2025 entry (and deferred 2026 entry) in September 2024, and the application deadline is 18:00 UK time on 15 October 2024.

Please see How to apply for the application timeline and details of the process. Further information about the application process is available on the , and applicants from outside the UK are encouraged to also read the Ϻ International Students section.

It will be important to read the relevant course information carefully on both the Ϻ subject page and the (updated in March each year) before applying. Please check whether your course requires you to register for an , and ensure that you are registered by the deadline for your subject (if your course requires a College-registered assessment, you do not need to register as we will organise this for you if you are selected for interview). 

Please also see if any of our specific application pages apply to you:

Applying from a background with low participation in Higher Education If you're the first in your family to apply to university, or if you go to a school / live in an area where not that many people apply to universities like Cambridge & Oxford. 

Applying from Scotland

If you're applying from Scotland
Applying from Northern Ireland If you're applying from Northern Ireland
International applicants
(EU and overseas)
If you are applying from outside the UK (this is a whole section and includes additional application support for non-UK students)
Home educated applicants If you are a home educated applicant
Post-qualification applications If you have already taken your A Levels, International Baccalaureate or equivalent qualifications.
Taking a gap year If you will take a gap year between school and Cambridge.
If you have spent time in local authority care in the UK.
Mature applicants If you will be 21 or over when you start the Cambridge course.
Applying from a university If you will be a current student at a university when you apply.
If you already have already completed a university degree when you apply.
If you have circumstances that have caused educational or home life disruption or disadvantage (this covers quite a wide range of things).
If you have a disability, Specific Learning Difficulty, or long-term illness.
Organ Award applicants If you are applying for an organ scholarship (music award).
If you are a teacher or a parent / guardian supporting an applicant.


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