This section is Christ's 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.
October 2020 entry
To study at Cambridge University, you need to apply a full year in advance. The application deadline for 2020 entry was 15 October 2019 so it is now too late to apply for 2020 entry unless you are a mature applicant (ages 21 at the start of your Cambridge course) applying for the second application round at Hughes Hall, Lucy Cavendish, St Edmund's or Wolfson Colleges.
For students who applied to Christ's in October 2019, if your decision email said that you meet the widening participation criteria for Adjustment, please see the University Adjustment information for all details about this.
June 2020 update for students interested in 2020 entry - we're getting a number of hopeful queries from students who are not eligible for Adjustment asking if there is any change to the information above due to current circumstances (the Coronavirus pandemic). We are sorry to confirm that the answer is no - the information above remains accurate for this year.
Applications have not yet opened for October 2021 entry (and deferred 2022 entry)
Applications will open for Cambridge University 2021 entry (and deferred 2022 entry) in September 2020, and the application deadline is 18:00 UK time on 15 October 2020, though candidates for overseas interviews in Malaysia and Singapore, and candidates for Organ Scholarships apply earlier.
Please see How to apply for the application timeline and details of the process. Further information about the application process is available on the University admissions website, and applicants from outside the UK are encouraged to also read the Christ's International Students section.
It will be important to read the relevant course information carefully on both the University Admissions website and the Christ's subject page before applying. Please check whether your course requires a pre-interview admissions assessment, and ensure that you are registered by the deadline for your subject (if your course requires an at-interview 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.|
(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)|
|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.|
|UK care leavers||If you've you’ve 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 a degree||If you already have already completed a university degree when you apply.|
|Extenuating Circumstances||If you have circumstances that have caused educational or home life disruption or disadvantage (this covers quite a wide range of things).|
|Disability / Specific Learning Difficulty / Long-term illness||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).|
|Teachers and parents||If you are a teacher or a parent / guardian supporting an applicant.|