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 2022 or deferred 2023 entry. We are the Christ's Admissions Team, and our names are Kristy, Jan, Hayley and Ellie. 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 2022. 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. NB. There is an additional page for GMT+7 international interview candidates only.

Current points

Welcome to the current applicants section! This 'current points' box is like our noticeboard, where we'll let you know what you currently need to be thinking about.

Thurs 21 Oct

  • Top priority is to complete the SAQ (& transcript upload if relevant).
  • Yesterday we sent you an email called 'Stage 2 deadline checklist & IMPORTANT information for applicants'
  • Note that ALL applicants need to complete the Christ's Information Form (see Stage 2). That one is very quick.

Current questions.There's a current questions page (including current questions from international applicants), where we answer common and/or good questions - please get used to checking it before you write to us with a question - it may well be that someone else has asked the same thing, and it can be a very useful source of extra info!

Applicant Webinar Series - Cambridge Admissions Office is offering free webinars (recordings are available on the page shortly after the sessions, but if you attend live you can ask questions). NB. for the 5 Oct session, ignore the reference to a form with a 27 Oct deadline towards the end - detail in the current questions.

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 (as you wrote it on your UCAS form, but with your family name IN CAPITALS), 
  • The course you have applied for (including 'Biological or Physical' if Natural Sciences),
  • Your UCAS number (10 digits, please write it as one number without dashes),
  • Your requested remote interview team if not Cambridge, UK (e.g. GMT+7, China, USA). 

NB We're on Twitter too if useful.

Stage 1: Make sure you've met all the 15 Oct deadlines and read through the application process

The application process is set out on the how to apply page. The 15 October deadlines for UCAS application and pre-interview registration have passed. Pages to read:


Stage 2: Information for 15-22 October (making a valid application with SAQ)

Everyone has 22 Oct deadlines. Once you've met the 15 Oct deadlines, you can get on with some of them, though you'll see that in some cases you need to wait for the forms at this stage - these will be added once available in October:

Deadline What? Detail
22 Oct
SAQ form 
(Deadline 18:00 UK time)
Within 48 hours of your UCAS form submission, you will receive an email with SAQ log-in details. Please then see the SAQ information, which includes the Guide to completing the SAQ. If you have problems / questions about filling in the form, please contact the SAQ helpdesk directly ( If you do not receive your SAQ email, please check your spam / junk folders. All applicants must send a SAQ form by 18:00 UK time on 22 October. You have not made a valid application if you do not meet this deadline.
22 Oct
(Deadline 18:00 UK time)
Some applicants must include a transcript with their SAQ. Please read the information about transcripts and do I need to send a transcript? It will help greatly if you have your transcript prepared and saved as a pdf on your computer in advance.
(22 Oct
18:00 at latest)
If you're not registered for a pre-interview  admissions assessment If you have applied for Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, English, Land Economy, Medicine, Natural Sciences and are not already registered for the relevant admissions assessment, please follow the instructions on this page AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. 18:00 UK time on 22 Oct is a final deadline.
22 Oct
Christ's Information Form Please could all applicants to Christ's complete the information form.
22 Oct

Extenuating Circumstances Form

If anything has caused significant educational or home life disruption or disadvantage, please read the information. Tip: this one is not for Covid-19 disruption as that information will be collected on the Educational Experience Survey (amongst the 4 Nov deadlines).
22 Oct
Disability / Specific Learning Difficulty / long-term illness form If you ticked the box in your UCAS application to say you have a disability, Specific Learning Difficulty or long-term illness, and / or if you normally receive adjustments when you take school exams, please read this page and follow the instructions given.
22 Oct
Curriculum details Deadline for mature applicants / those taking a foundation course / those in the first year at university to email a copy of their curriculum to us. Please follow the instructions on the curriculum details page
22 Oct
Results breakdown This may not apply to as many this year, as it is only relevant if you have sat exams in person. If you have something more than an overall grade, we ask you to send a document showing the most detailed breakdown available for any exams that you have already taken (if relevant). Please follow the instructions on the results breakdown page
22 Oct
Requested additional documents This won't apply to most applicants, but if we ask you to send an additional document, please send it by 22 October at the latest, following the instructions on the additional documents page


Stage 3: Information for 22 Oct - 4 Nov
(subject information, written work etc.)


Subject information 
It is essential for all Christ's candidates to read the following page carefully: The subject information contains details of written work that you may be asked to email to us by 4 November, as well as information about interviews, admissions assessments and any additional things that you need to know about for your subject. We are updating it gradually as more information becomes available or details are confirmed. You may be at a disadvantage if you do not read the information for your subject in the subject information

The 4 November (23:59 UK time) deadlines: 


What? Detail
4 Nov

Extra Questions Form

Please could all Christ's applicants complete this form.
4 Nov Educational Experience Survey Please could all Christ's applicants complete this form.
4 Nov Written work + coversheets

Please read the written work page for details of which subjects require written work, what is needed and guidelines (including details of how to send your work by email).

If you are having an International Interview, we will still require any written work requested for your subject. 

4 Nov Residency form for Medicine applicants.  
Some applicants for Medicine are asked to send a Residency form. Please read the page for guidelines and the form itself, and upload your form following the instructions.
4 Nov

Residency form for uncertain circumstances (not Medicine)

We only require a Residency form for Medicine applicants, however, if you've applied for another subject and feel that there's something about your residency / status that you want to clarify, you can use this optional form - please read the further information.  
4 Nov Eligibility document for students currently on UK Government Funded Free School Meals This one's relevant if you're on UK government-funded Free School Meals, or if you have been eligible at some point in the last 6 years (even if you didn't claim them).
4 Nov Students in UK care may need to email us If you have lived in UK local authority care, either with foster carers or in a children’s home (or in Scotland under a home supervision order), please see this info.
4 Nov International Science Olympiad Medal Certificates If you have won a gold, silver or bronze medal at one of the International Science Olympiads, please see the information and send your certificate following the instructions. 
4 Nov Form for applicants for English If you have applied for English, please complete this form. Many thanks!

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

For those international applicants who are having remote interviews organised by one of the international interview teams (e.g GMT+7, China, Hong Kong) please be aware that the interview information published here relates ONLY to those having remote interviews organised as Christ's College interviews. 

In the second half of November we will begin inviting applicants to attend remote interviews as soon as possible and will keep you updated in the box at the end of this section. Invitations are sent by email. For students who we decide not to interview, we aim to communicate our decision by the end of November at the latest.

Interviews at Christ's College will be take place on various dates from Monday 29 Nov to Wednesday 15 December. Please see the subject information, where more precise interview dates will be posted (nearer the time) as soon as they are known for individual subjects. The dates of at-interview assessments are already available.

If you said in your application that you will be unable to have an interview on a particular date, we will do our best to arrange your interviews avoiding that date. However this cannot be guaranteed due to the difficulty of arranging interviews for all candidates on the small number of dates that may be available for an individual subject.

Please do not ring the Admissions Office to check on the progress of your application. If you have an important and genuine enquiry, please email us and we will do our best to help. Remember though: once we get past the application forms stage, fewer queries = faster invitations to interview.

We have sent invitations to interview in the following subjects
None so far. 

Stage 5: Information for 29 Nov - 15 Dec
(Cambridge, UK remote interviews)

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

Interview Guidelines Why do we interview and what do interviews involve? 
Interview set-up support sessions Webinars in late Nov / early Dec to walk you through the software & set-up for interviews.
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 Details will be in your invitation to interview.
Available nearer the time

Practical details for Cambridge, UK remote interviews

Details on how the remote interviews will work and your set-up.
Available nearer the time
Sitting a remote at-interview Admissions Assessment (practical details) Dates are now available at the link. If you're selected for interview in a course that requires this, practical details will be available nearer the time. *Do bear in mind that your Admissions Assessment will almost certainly be on a different date to your interviews this year.
Information about at-interview Admissions Assessment in each subject
Subject content, paper structure, sample questions available. See summary table and click on the subject name for more (the academic side of the information, not practical details).

Pre-interview study

Only relevant to you if your invitation to interview says that you have some pre-interview reading or other study immediately before your interview; we give practical details about how this works.  Available nearer the time
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 8 and 9). 
The current questions page has a section for questions about interviews. Do check the current questions before contacting us! Many thanks. 

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 Tuesday 25 January 2022.

Subject information I Current questions I Contact Christ's I Confidentiality I Use of personal information