Current applicants

This section is Christ's College, Cambridge information for current applicants who have submitted a UCAS form.

First Court, Christ's College, CambridgeWelcome! Thank you for submitting a UCAS form and applying for 2020 or deferred 2021 entry. We are the Christ's Admissions Team, and our names are Kristy, Jan and Mark. We're here to administer (but not to assess!) your application and answer your questions, and we'll support you through this section of the Christ's website from now until decisions-time in January 2020. The Cambridge process assesses you carefully, and there are quite a few forms and 'bits' to do after your UCAS form, but if you follow the information in this section and work with us stage by stage (we've put the dates next to each stage), we will be able to guide you through the process smoothly.

Current points

Well done the first few candidates who came for interview this week, and best wishes to those who will be coming next week! Remember to read your invitation to interview and the interviews section carefully.

Two particularly important instructions to highlight: 
- we recommend that you wear a watch (your phone will be taken off you for any Admissions Assessment / pre-interview study etc).

- if you have an Admissions Assessment in the Function Room, please be ready and waiting outside the room 15 minutes before the start time.

If you cannot attend on the day of your interview, please first of all email us by 8am and then  complete a second interview attendance reply form confirming that you cannot attend.

If you are driving to Cambridge, do bear in mind that traffic is often very heavy indeed as you approach Cambridge in the morning. We recommend that you allow plenty of time for your journey. Please bear in mind that if you miss an interview, we may not be able to reschedule it, so it's important to do everything possible to avoid arriving late. See how to get to Christ's. Many thanks!

If you have a problem with trains and think that you will be late/will miss an interview or assessment, please phone us to let us know and keep us updated. The phone number is printed on your invitation to interview (++44 1223 763983). 

It's a really good idea to add your mobile phone number on UCAS Track if you've not already done so. That way we would be able to contact you on the day of your interview in case we need to. 

Contacting Christ's: We need your help to work efficiently! We request that you start all emails to Christ's Admissions Team with:

  • Your name (exactly as you wrote it on your UCAS form), 
  • The course you have applied for (including 'Biological or Physical' if Natural Sciences),
  • Your UCAS number,
  • Your requested interview location if not Cambridge, UK. 

Stage 1: Read through the application process

The application process is set out on the how to apply page. We have also sent an email to all Christ's applicants called 'Christ's College, Cambridge: important information for applicants' (sent 16/18 October). If you have not received this email, please email us (


Stages 2 and 3: 22 Oct and 7 Nov deadlines

Deadline What?
22 Oct SAQ form
22 Oct UK / EU transcript
22 Oct

Results breakdown

22 Oct Christ's information form
22 Oct Extenuating Circumstances Form
22 Oct Disability / Specific Learning Difficulty / long-term illness form & document
22 Oct Curriculum details
22 Oct Requested additional documents
22 Oct Pre-interview assessment registration problems
7 Nov Two quick questions for all applicants
7 Nov Written work + coversheets
7 Nov Fee status form for Medicine applicants
7 Nov Fee status form for unusual circumstances
7 Nov Eligibility document for students currently on UK Government Funded Free School Meals
7 Nov Students in care may need to email us
7 Nov International Science Olympiad Medal Certificates
7 Nov Consider voting arrangements for the UK General Election
7 Nov Form for applicants for English hoping to be interviewed in Cambridge

Questions about missing deadlines? Please see the current questions page rather than emailing us. Many thanks. 

Stage 4: Information for November (invitation to interview in Cambridge, UK)

We have sent invitations to interview in all subjects and also written to students who are not invited for interview. If you have applied for an interview in Cambridge and have not heard from us, please first of all check your spam / junk folders, then send us an email. 

Please ensure that you read your invitation to interview carefully, and meet the deadline.


Stage 5: Information for 2 - 17 Dec (interviews in Cambridge, UK)

This section is for students who have received an invitation to interview in Cambridge, UK. It will be expanded gradually and further detail may be added to the pages already available. We recommend that you re-read the information just before traveling to Cambridge in case any details have been updated. 

Interview Guidelines Why do we interview and what do interviews involve? 
Subject Information Where you find the interview and Admissions Assessment details specific to your course. Some details may be updated nearer the time so you are advised to re-read information before coming for interview.
FORM: Interview attendance reply form 29 Nov update: If you missed the deadline for this form, please complete it now - it will be fine (please do not email us to ask if it's OK - it will be fine). If you are not sure if you have submitted it, please submit another one (please do not email us to ask if we've received it - just read the screens carefully).  

FORM: Meal booking form

29 Nov update: The deadline for this form has now passed. If you requested meals, they have been arranged for you and you will need to collect your meal ticket(s) from the interview helpdesk. Please see the details about eating in Christ's on the relevant practical details page below. 
FORM: Accommodation request form

29 Nov update: The deadline for this form has now passed. See the accommodation section on the relevant practical details page below for further information / other options. 

FORM: Meal cancellation form We'd appreciate it if you could let us know if you do not intend to eat a meal that you previously booked.
How to get to Christ's College Travel information and how to get to Christ's from the station etc. 

Practical details for week starting 2 Dec

How everything works in College, where to go, where to wait, food, how to get help etc.

Practical details for weeks starting 9 & 16 Dec

How everything works in College, where to go, where to wait, food, how to get help etc.
Sitting an at-interview Admissions Assessment Practical details for sitting your Admissions Assessment at interview, if relevant
Information about at-interview Admissions Assessment in each subject Content, format, sample questions available.

Pre-interview study

For if your invitation to interview says you have some pre-interview reading or other study / preparatory exercises immediately before your interview. Practical details about how this works.
Adjustments If you requested adjustments via the adjustments form and evidence document, please remind yourself of the information on this page for information about what happens when you are invited for interview (steps 5, 6 and 7). 
The current questions page has a section for questions about interviews. Do check the current questions before contacting us! Many thanks. 
Christ's College map
Cambridge University map
Visa information For students who will need a visa to attend interviews in Cambridge. 

Stage 6: Information for January (the outcome of your application)

We will email applicants selected for interview (whether in Cambridge UK or overseas) with the outcome of their application on Wednesday 15 January 2020. You can read about the different possible outcomes.

Subject information I Current questions I Contact Christ's I Confidentiality I How we use your personal information