Emily Tomlinson

As Director of Admissions, I would like to welcome you to the admissions pages for Christ’s College. 

Choosing a college to apply to can be a difficult choice and we are delighted that you are considering us. In these pages we will give you information about the courses available to study at Christ’s and the admissions processes for them, the facilities we have at Christ’s and what life is like here. In short, we hope that these pages will give you some good reasons why Christ’s could be the right college for you whatever your background or interests.

Cambridge’s collegiate system, where all students are admitted by and are members of a college within the university, is one of its great strengths as it provides strong and secure academic and social foundations on which students can build while they are here.

Christ's main gateThe University provides lots of general information about admissions. You will find additional information about Christ’s on these pages. Our students have also written student profiles, contributed to our student Q&A film, and have their own website which contains even more information about life at Christ’s.

Welcome again to Christ’s online, we hope you enjoy these pages. If, after reading them, you have any further questions please do not hesitate to send us an email.
 

Dr Emily Tomlinson, Director of Admissions for Christ’s College.

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News

  • > Booking / Applications are open for a range of events online and in person - see table below.
  • > If you are in Cambridge, you are welcome to walk around the College grounds during our opening hours. Please see Seeing Christ's for the details you need for this and for tours info.
  • > Updates page: Notes for EU applicants
  • > Meet the College Cats!
     

Open Days & Events (in person / online)

If you are interested in an event that we've not yet opened bookingfor, you can in most cases register your interest if you'd like an email alert when booking opens.

Date(s) Event Who can attend? 
14-16 Feb 2023 Christ's College Open Day
(online/in person)
BOOK A PLACE FOR OPEN DAYS
Online Open Day on 14 and 15 February with optional in-person College tours on 16 February. This event is for students from all backgrounds and countries who are considering an application in Oct 2023
This will be half term for a lot of, though not all, attendees in England.
27 Feb 16:30 Cambridge for Beginners
Book a place for 27 February
Introductory webinar for prospective students in Year 11 or Year 12 (England & Wales), S4 or S5 (Scotland) or Y12/Y13 (Northern Ireland). This is one of our regular webinars. International applicants are also welcome but this session will be designed for UK students so please also register interest for an International Webinar.
28 Feb 16:30

Subject Matters: The Importance of Your Post-16 Subject Choices

Book a place for 28 February

This online session is for UK students in Year 10-11 (England and Wales)/ S3-4 Scotland/ Year 11-12 Northern Ireland, thinking about going to university, and those in this age group outside of the UK who will be taking A-Levels or the International Baccalaureate. This is one of our regular webinars.
Teachers and careers advisors, plus parents or other supporters are also welcome to watch this session.
March 2023 History Taster Series
(eligibility criteria apply)
Read info and apply for a place
A History Taster Series themed on Lady Margaret Beaufort 'the mother of all Tudors' for prospective History students in Year 12 England and Wales, S5 Scotland or Y13 Northern Ireland who attend a school that does not charge fees. The full eligibility criteria are on the History series page.
March 2023 English Taster Series
(eligibility criteria apply)
Read info and apply for a place
An English Taster Series themed on the life and works of John Milton for prospective English students in Year 12 England and Wales, S5 Scotland or Y13 Northern Ireland who attend a school that does not charge fees. The full eligibility criteria are on the English Series page.
March 2023 Economics Taster Series
(eligibility criteria apply)
Read info and apply for a place
An Economics Taster Series themed on James Meade for prospective Economics students in Year 12 England and Wales, S5 Scotland or Y13 Northern Ireland who attend a school that does not charge fees. The full eligibility criteria are on the Economics Series page.
March 2023 Biological Sciences Taster Series
(eligibility criteria apply)
Read info and apply for a place
A Biological Sciences Taster Series themed on Charles Darwin for prospective Natural Sciences (Biological) students in Year 12 England and Wales, S5 Scotland or Y13 Northern Ireland who attend a school that does not charge fees. The full eligibility criteria are on the Biological Sciences Series page.
March 2023

Christ's-King's Programme (eligibility criteria apply)

Read info and register interest

A hybrid event featuring weekly online sessions before a residential stay in Cambridge, for students in Year 12, S5 Scotland, or Y13 Northern Ireland studying at a UK school that does not charge fees, and which meets the other criteria outlined here. All subjects. 
2 March 16:30 Christ's College: A look at the Grounds and Facilities
Book a place for 2 March
Webinar prospective students considering an application to Cambridge in October 2023 (for 2024 or deferred 2025 entry). This is one of our regular webinars.
15 March 10:30am Christ's College: A look at the Grounds and Facilities
Book a place for 15 March
Webinar prospective students considering an application to Cambridge in October 2023 (for 2024 or deferred 2025 entry). This is one of our regular webinars. NB This is a teachers' strike day for schools in England and Wales
16 March
14:00
Cambridge for Beginners
Book a place for 16 March
Introductory webinar for prospective students in Year 11 or Year 12 (England & Wales), S4 or S5 (Scotland) or Y12/Y13 (Northern Ireland). This is one of our regular webinars.
NB This is a teachers' strike day for schools in England and Wales
International applicants are also welcome but this session will be designed for UK students so please also register interest for an International Webinar.
Date tbc.March 2023 Languages and Linguistics Open Day
All welcome; format tbc.
Register interest
Christ's takes part in the Languages and Linguistics Faculty Open Day in March to help students interested in applying for Modern and Medieval Languages, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, History and Modern Languages, or Linguistics. Further information
5 April 10:30

Subject Matters: The Importance of Your Post-16 Subject Choices

Book a place for 5 April

This online session is for UK students in Year 10-11 (England and Wales)/ S3-4 Scotland/ Year 11-12 Northern Ireland, thinking about going to university, and those in this age group outside of the UK who will be taking A-Levels or the International Baccalaureate. This is one of our regular webinars.
Teachers and careers advisors, plus parents or other supporters are also welcome to watch this session.
April/May 2023 Christ's Maths Webinar & Faculty Open Day events
Register your interest
We will run a webinar on Maths at Christ's for students from all backgrounds considering an application during the same period as the Maths Faculty Open Days on 29 April and 6 May. See the Maths Open Day page and register your interest.
6 and 7 July 2023 Cambridge University Open Days
Register your interest
Christ's will take part in the large university-wide open days open to prospective students from all backgrounds who are considering an application in October 2023. See information.
July 2023 International Webinars
for students outside the UK considering an application in Oct 2023. Register interest to receive an email when booking opens
An opportunity for students considering an application next Sept/Oct from outside the UK. See the detail and feedback from the 2022 webinars and register interest.
20-23 Aug 2023 Summer School for Year 11 students who live in areas of low participation to higher education
Read info and register interest
A Summer School for students in Year 11 (England and Wales), Year 12 in Northern Ireland or S4 (Scotland) who live in an area of low participation in higher education and attend a school that does not charge fees. Full eligibility criteria and further detail are on the LPN Summer School page.
More events in 2022-23 Further events in the academic year 2022-23
Register interest
If you're currently in Year 12 (S5 Scotland, Yr13 Northern Ireland) you can register interest for events later in the year (in cases where we've not yet opened booking. If you do this, you will receive an email when booking or applications open. NB. You can also use this if you are not currently in Year 12 but are planning to apply to Cambridge in Oct 2023 (for Oct 2024 or deferred entry).

 

Student profiles

Student Q&A film
  Watch the Christ's student Q&A film

A range of Christ's students have written subject-specific student profiles. These give a good idea of what studying here is really like and have a lot of detail, so do have a read of some of them!

See Student Profiles by subject and Student Profiles by area
 

Grounds and Facilities

Squash Court
  Squash Court

We have a College map and there are picture pages for First Court, Second Court, Third Court, New Court and the Fellows' Garden, as well as a section on Christ's facilities including pages on the Hall, Canteen, Working Library, Old Library, Law Library, Chapel, Theatre, Common Rooms, Café and Bar, Swimming Pool, Gym, Squash Court, Sports Fields and Boathouse. There's a page on accommodation, a page on the cats, and we run a regular webinar called Christ's College: A look at the Grounds and Facilities.

Emmie

From the moment I stepped in, Christ’s felt like home.

Emmie, History, London