Current applicants

This section is Christ's College, Cambridge information for current applicants who have submitted a UCAS form. Note that in late September a number of forms and details are not yet available, but will be added in due course.

First Court, Christ's College, CambridgeWelcome! Thank you for submitting a UCAS form and applying for 2021 or deferred 2022 entry. We are the Christ's Admissions Team, and our names are Kristy, Jan 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 2021. 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

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. We like to put the current applicants section up nice and early so that everyone can see what's coming up, and start to get a sense of how things will be organised via this section. More info/forms will be available and things will start properly after 15 October, when we'll email all Christ's applicants after the main application deadline to introduce ourselves and give everyone the link to this information about the next stages of the application process. With Covid-19, it's possible that there will be a few changes still to came, but we will keep you updated.

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!

Pre-interview Admissions Assessments!
It's very important to check whether your course has a pre-interview admissions assessment, and if yes, make sure that you are registered by the relevant deadline (1 Oct or 15 Oct depending on course), and put the assessment date in your diary. Unfortunately you've not make a valid application if your course requires an admissions assessment and you're not registered for one by the registration deadline.

Contacting Christ's: We need your help to work efficiently. We request that you start all emails to Christ's Admissions Team (admissions@christs.cam.ac.uk) 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 remote interview team if not Cambridge, UK (e.g. Singapore, Malaysia). 

If you spot a typo or broken link, please let us know: it helps us. Many thanks!



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. Here is a reminder of the initial deadlines as your UCAS form isn't the only thing we need by 15 October:

Deadline What? Detail
1 Oct
17:00
UK time
Medicine applicants register for the BMAT. See the BMAT information.
15 Oct
18:00
UK time
UCAS application (including UCAS reference).

See the UCAS information.
Please ensure that your referee is ready, and aware of the deadline too - it is a very strict deadline. If you miss it by even a minute we can't consider your application.

15 Oct
18:00
UK time
Registration for other pre-interview Admissions Assessments. See the information about Admissions Assessments. Details of how to register are available if you scroll down the pre-interview assessments page. NB. No registration is required for at-interview assessments. 
19 Oct
18:00
UK time
COPA form and transcript for applicants from outside the European Union.

Please see the information & COPA form including this Guide. If you're unsure, see who needs to send a COPA? Your transcript is uploaded via the COPA - please see transcripts info and do I need to send a transcript? Please send any questions about filling in the COPA directly to the COPA helpdesk: copahelp@admin.cam.ac.uk / +44 (0)1223 333308


Our advice: don't leave meeting these deadlines to the last minute especially this year. If something unexpected happens (life has really bad timing sometimes, and we are currently in a phase of all kinds of sudden changes) or if something goes wrong, it will be too late to fix it. Unfortunately we cannot consider late applications so we encourage you to do everything safely ahead of deadlines.

 

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

Reminder: those of you from outside the EU have a 19 Oct deadline:

19 Oct
18:00 UK time
COPA form and transcript for applicants from outside the European Union. Please see the information about the COPA form including this Guide, and if you're unsure, see who needs to send a COPA? Please also see the information about transcripts and do I need to send a transcript? Please send any questions about filling in the COPA to the COPA helpdesk: copahelp@admin.cam.ac.uk / +44 (0)1223 333308


Everyone has 22 Oct deadlines and once you've met the 15 Oct deadlines, you can get on with some of them, though you'll see that in a few cases you need to wait for the forms:

Deadline What? Detail
22 Oct
18:00
UK time

SAQ form

Applicants for Malaysia & Singapore interviews must complete the SAQ by 26 Sept (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 and log-in, which includes the Guide to completing the SAQ. If you have problems / questions about filling in the form, please contact the SAQ helpdesk directly (saqhelp@admin.cam.ac.uk /  01223 333308). 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
18:00
UK time
UK / EU transcript Some UK / EU applicants must include a transcript with their SAQ. Please read the information about transcripts and do I need to send a transcript?
22 Oct
23:59
Christ's information form. Please could all applicants to Christ's complete the Christ's information form (available by 12 October at latest - it's not a long form)
22 Oct
23:59
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 elsewhere (details tbc.).
22 Oct
23:59
Disability / Specific Learning Difficulty / long-term illness adjustments form If you ticked the box on the UCAS form 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
23:59
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
23:59
Results breakdown 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
23:59
Requested additional documents This won't apply to most applicants, but if we ask you to send an additional document, please sent it by 22 October at the latest, following the instructions on the additional documents page

 

Stage 3: Information for 22 Oct - 5 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 5 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 5 November (23:59 UK time) deadlines: 

Deadline

What? Detail
5 Nov
23:59
Christ's quick questions form Please could all Christ's applicants complete this form. Available by 22 Oct.
5 Nov
23:59
Applicant Survey Please could Christ's applicants who applied for Cambridge UK, India or Canada interviews complete this survey. Available nearer the time.
5 Nov
23:59
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 being interviewed overseas, we will still require any written work requested for your subject. 

5 Nov
23:59
Fee status form for Medicine applicants.   If applying for Medicine, please read the guidelines and the form itself, and send your form & documents following the instructions.
5 Nov
23:59
Fee status form for unusual circumstances We only require a fee status form for Medicine, however, if you think that you have unusual circumstances and are concerned about fee status, see further information.  
5 Nov
23:59
 
Eligibility doc for UK Government Funded Free School Meals If you are a UK student eligible or previously eligible for free school meals, see page.
5 Nov
23:59
Students in UK care may need to email See page.
5 Nov
23:59
International Science Olympiad Medal Certificates If you've won gold, silver or bronze at an International Science Olympiad, please see page and send your certificate following the instructions. 
5 Nov
23:59
English subject form If you've applied for English and are hoping for a Cambridge UK, Canada or India interview, please complete this form.



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

For international applicants having remote overseas interviews (e.g Singapore, Malaysia, China) please be aware that the interview information published here relates ONLY to those having interviews organised as 'Cambridge, UK' interviews. 

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. Realistically, we expect that invitations will be sent in the second half of November. For students who we decide not to interview, we aim to communicate our decision by the end of November at the latest.

Cambridge UK remote interviews will be on various dates from 30 November to 18  December. Please see the subject information, where more precise interview dates will be posted (nearer the time) when they are known for individual subjects. 
 


If you said in your application that you are unavailable for 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 Cambridge UK remote interview in the following subjects
None so far. 



Stage 5: Information for 30 Nov - 18 Dec
(Cambridge, UK remote interviews)

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

Interview Guidelines Why do we interview and what do interviews involve? 
Subject Information Where you find interview and Admissions Assessment details specific to your course. Some details will 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 interivews will work and your set-up.
Available nearer the time
Practical details for sitting an at-interview Admissions Assessment Practical details for sitting remote at-interview Admissions Assessments (if relevant for your course).
Available nearer the time.
*NB. Admissions Assessments may be on a different date to interviews this year.
Information about at-interview Admissions Assessment in each subject
Subject content, paper structure, sample questions available.
(the academic side of the information)
 

Pre-interview study

For if your invitation to interview says you have some pre-interview study immediately before interview. 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 about what happens when you are invited for interview (steps 8 and 9). 
The current questions page has a section for questions about Cambridge UK 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 Cambridge UK or overseas) with the outcome of their application on Thursday 14 January 2021. You can read about the different possible outcomes.
 

Subject information I Current questions I Contact Christ's