Second Court

This page is part of the Christ's College current applicants section.

Please click on the relevant link for your course: 

Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic English Mathematics
Archaeology Geography Medicine
Architecture History Modern and Medieval Languages
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies History and Modern Languages Music
Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology History and Politics Natural Sciences
Classics History of Art Philosophy
Computer Science Human, Social and Political Sciences Psychological and Behavioural Sciences
Economics  Land Economy Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion
Education Law  
Engineering Linguistics  


Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic (ASNC)

  • Christ's information form (deadline 22 Oct) and other deadlines
    In addition to My Cambridge Application (and transcript in some cases), all applicants need to submit the Christ's info form, the Additional Applicant Information Form (AAIF) and any other relevant forms/documents listed on the current applicants page (please check both the 22 Oct deadlines and the 3 Nov deadlines carefully). 
  • Written work required (deadline 3 November)
    Please upload TWO examples of work that you feel accurately reflect your abilities and interests. Please follow the instructions in the written work guidelines carefully. These include details of how to choose, prepare and send your work (you must do this in a specific way). Please ensure that a cover sheet is included as the first page of each pdf you upload. 
  • Some things are not needed!
    Students applying for ASNC do not need to send a Fee Status Questionnaire during the application process.
  • Online interviews (provisional information)
    The interview period is 28 November - 14 December 2022, and an update about provisional dates for ASNC interviews in that period will be available here in due course. Selected applicants will have two interviews, which will take place remotely rather than in Cambridge. Please keep an eye on the current applicants page, which includes a section on receiving an invitation to interview, and information for students invited for remote interviews (most details will be available nearer the time). The current questions page also has a section for questions about the online interviews, once we have more information for you.
  • Resources: If you are looking for resources, please see the ASNC subject page.

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Archaeology

  • Christ's information form (deadline 22 Oct) and other deadlines
    In addition to My Cambridge Application (and transcript in some cases), all applicants need to submit the Christ's info form, the Additional Applicant Information Form (AAIF) and any other relevant forms/documents listed on the current applicants page (please check both the 22 Oct deadlines and the 3 Nov deadlines carefully). 
  • Written work required (deadline 3 November)
    Please upload TWO examples of work that you feel accurately reflect your abilities and interests. Please follow the instructions in the written work guidelines carefully. These include details of how to choose, prepare and upload your work (you must do this in a specific way). Please ensure that a cover sheet is included as the first page of each pdf that you upload. 
  • Some documents are not needed!
    Students applying for Archaeology do not need to send a Fee Status Questionnaire during the application process. 
  • Online interviews and Written Assessment (provisional information)
    The interview period is 28 November - 14 December 2022, and an update about provisional dates for Archaeology interviews in that period will be available here in due course. Selected candidates will have a written assessment and two interviews. Both the written assessment and the interviews will take place online (you will not need to travel to Cambridge).
  • Resources If you are looking for resources, please see the Archaeology subject page.

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Architecture

  • Christ's information form (deadline 22 Oct) and other deadlines
    In addition to My Cambridge Application (and transcript in some cases), all applicants need to submit the Christ's info form, the Additional Applicant Information Form (AAIF) and any other relevant forms/documents listed on the current applicants page (please check both the 22 Oct deadlines and the 3 Nov deadlines carefully). 
  • Artwork pdf required (deadline 3 November)
    We ask all applicants for Architecture to upload a 6-page artwork pdf. Please read the Architecture artwork pdf page for details
  • Some documents are not needed!
    Students applying for Architecture do not need to send a Fee Status Questionnaire during the application process.
  • Portfolio required for students invited for interview
    If you are invited for remote interviews, you will be asked to show a portfolio of recent work, and you will need to hold things up to the camera in your interview for the interviewers to see. Your portfolio isn’t expected to be work of an architectural nature (e.g. plans, sections etc). Our Director of Studies will want to see something that will illustrate your interests, experience and ability in the visual and material arts. Normally drawing and painting forms the basis of the portfolio but other media such as sculpture and photography may also be included. It’s usually sufficient for three-dimensional work to be exhibited in photographs. A sketchbook with ongoing drawings is extremely helpful and applicants are encouraged to take one to the interview. It may be in any media (pencil, charcoal, crayon etc.) and should include a variety of subject matter. The work can be material prepared for school-leaving examinations but creative work executed outside formal courses is also welcome.
  • Online interviews and Written Assessment (provisional information)
    The interview period is 28 November - 14 December 2022, and an update about provisional dates for Architecture interviews in that period will be available here in due course. Selected candidates will have a written assessment and two interviews. Both the written assessment and the interviews will take place online (you will not need to travel to Cambridge).
  • Resources: If you are looking for resources, please see the Architecture subject page.

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Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES)

  • Christ's information form (deadline 22 Oct) and other deadlines
    In addition to My Cambridge Application (and transcript in some cases), all applicants need to submit the Christ's info form, the Additional Applicant Information Form (AAIF) and any other relevant forms/documents listed on the current applicants page (please check both the 22 Oct deadlines and the 3 Nov deadlines carefully). 
  • Written work required (deadline 3 November)
    Please send TWO examples of work that you feel accurately reflect your abilities and interests. Please follow the instructions in the written work guidelines carefully. These include details of how to choose, prepare and send your work (you must do this in a specific way). Please ensure that a cover sheet is included as the first page of each pdf that you send. 
    • For AMES (only) candidates, one of the essays must have been produced under timed conditions, and at least one of them should be written in English.
    • If you are applying to combine an AMES language with a European language, then one of your two essays should be written in the European language that you plan to study at Cambridge. It should preferably be an essay on literary texts, history or philosophy. If you don't have anything on literary texts, history or philosophy, any pieces of work in the European language you intend to study is acceptable. Your other piece of work should be an essay written in English. Note also that one of the two essays that you send should be written under timed conditions, but we don't mind which of the two is the timed essay. 
  • Some documents are not needed!
    Students applying for AMES do not need to send a Fee Status Questionnaire during the application process.
  • Online interviews and Written Assessment (provisional information)
    The interview period is 28 November - 14 December 2022, and an update about provisional dates for Asian and Middle Eastern Studies interviews in that period will be available here in due course. Selected candidates will have two interviews, and for those who are applying for an AMES language in combination with a European language, there is an additional written assessment. Both the interviews and the written assessment (if relevant) will take place online (you will not need to travel to Cambridge).
  • Resources If you are looking for resources, please see the AMES subject page.

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Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

  • Admissions Assessment registration required 
    In order to make a valid application, all applicants for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology must be registered by 30 September (18:00 UK time) to take the Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment (NSAA) on 19 October 2022. Please note that open centres may set an earlier deadline for accepting entries, and it is your responsibility to check if this applies at your centre.
  • Christ's information form (deadline 22 Oct) and other deadlines
    In addition to My Cambridge Application (and transcript in some cases), all applicants need to submit the Christ's info form, the Additional Applicant Information Form (AAIF) and any other relevant forms/documents listed on the current applicants page (please check both the 22 Oct deadlines and the 3 Nov deadlines carefully). 
  • Some documents are not needed!
    Students applying for Chemical Engineering do not need to send a Fee Status Questionnaire during the application process. We do not require applicants for Chemical Engineering to send written work, as we do for some of the other subjects. 
  • Online interviews (provisional information)
    The interview period is 28 November - 14 December 2022, and an update about provisional dates for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology interviews in that period will be available here in due course. Selected applicants will have two interviews, which will take place remotely rather than in Cambridge. Any further information will be available here nearer the time. Please keep an eye on the current applicants page, which includes a section on receiving an invitation to interview, and information for students invited for remote interviews (most details will be available nearer the time). The current questions page also has a section for questions about the online interviews, once we have more information for you.
  • Resources Many universities have engineering admissions tests and interviews that involve solving problems. If you want to practise solving problems relevant to Chemical Engineering, please visit: i-want-to-study-engineering.org and/or the Isaac Physics website. If you are looking for further resources, please see the Chemical Engineering subject page.

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Classics

  • Christ's information form (deadline 22 Oct) and other deadlines
    In addition to My Cambridge Application (and transcript in some cases), all applicants need to submit the Christ's info form, the Additional Applicant Information Form (AAIF) and any other relevant forms/documents listed on the current applicants page (please check both the 22 Oct deadlines and the 3 Nov deadlines carefully). 
  • Written work required (deadline 3 November)
    Please upload ONE example of an essay for Christ's. It should be a piece of work that you feel accurately reflects your abilities and interests. Please follow the instructions in the written work guidelines carefully. These include details of how to choose, prepare and upload your essay (you must do this in a specific way). Please ensure that a cover sheet is included as the first page of your essay pdf. 
  • Some documents are not needed!
    Students applying for Classics do not need to send a Fee Status Questionnaire during the application process.
  • Online interviews and Written Assessment (provisional information)
    The interview period is 28 November - 14 December 2022, and an update about provisional dates for Classics interviews in that period will be available here in due course. Selected candidates will have an assessment and two interviews. Both the assessment and the interviews will take place online (you will not need to travel to Cambridge).
    • All applicants selected for interview will have a remote assessment. The assessments are different for the three-year course and the four-year course. We will organise the relevant assessment for you if you are selected for interview - you do not need to do anything at the moment.
      • The date of the 3-year Classics Assessment in late November will be published here once available. Information about the 3-year Classics Assessment is available. Please also see the page on College-registered assessments. Practical details for sitting the assessment remotely will be sent to you by email much nearer the time.
      • The dates of 4-year Classics Assessments in December will be published here once available. Information about the 4-year Classics Assessment is available, and it will be scheduled like an interview (if you are invited for interview you will have an individual time, note that this is likely be on a different date to your other interviews). Please also see the page on College-registered assessments. Practical details for sitting the assessment remotely will be sent to you by email much nearer the time.
    • Selected applicants will have two interviews, which will normally be one or more separate dates to your assessment. Please keep an eye on the current applicants page, which includes a section on receiving an invitation to interview, and information for students invited for remote interviews (most details will be available nearer the time). The current questions page also has a section for questions about the online interviews, once we have more information for you.
  • Resources If you are looking for resources, please see the Classics subject page.

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Computer Science

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Economics

  • Admissions Assessment registration required 
    In order to make a valid application, all applicants for Economics must be registered by 30 September (18:00 UK time) to take the Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA) on 18 October 2022. Please note that open centres may set an earlier deadline for accepting entries, and it is your responsibility to check if this applies at your centre.
  • Christ's information form (deadline 22 Oct) and other deadlines
    In addition to My Cambridge Application (and transcript in some cases), all applicants need to submit the Christ's info form, the Additional Applicant Information Form (AAIF) and any other relevant forms/documents listed on the current applicants page (please check both the 22 Oct deadlines and the 3 Nov deadlines carefully). 
  • Written work required (deadline 3 November)
    Please upload ONE example of an essay for Christ's. It should be a piece of work that you feel accurately reflects your abilities and interests. Please follow the instructions in the written work guidelines carefully. These include details of how to choose, prepare and upload your essay (you must do this in a specific way). Please ensure that a cover sheet is included as the first page of your essay pdf. 
  • Some documents are not needed! 
    Students applying for Economics do not need to send a Fee Status Questionnaire during the application process.
  • Online interviews (provisional information)
    The interview period is 28 November - 14 December 2022, and an update about provisional dates for Economics interviews in that period will be available here in due course. Selected applicants will have two interviews, which will take place remotely rather than in Cambridge. Further detail will be available nearer the time. Please keep an eye on the current applicants page, which includes a section on receiving an invitation to interview, and information for students invited for remote interviews (most details will be available nearer the time). The current questions page also has a section for questions about the online interviews, once we have more information for you.
  • Resources If you are looking for resources, please see the Economics subject page.

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Education

  • Christ's information form (deadline 22 Oct) and other deadlines
    In addition to My Cambridge Application (and transcript in some cases), all applicants need to submit the Christ's info form, the Additional Applicant Information Form (AAIF) and any other relevant forms/documents listed on the current applicants page (please check both the 22 Oct deadlines and the 3 Nov deadlines carefully). 
  • Written work required (deadline 3 November)
    Please send TWO examples of work to Christ's. You should send pieces of work that you feel accurately reflect your abilities and interests. Please follow the instructions in the written work guidelines carefully. These include details of how to choose, prepare and upload your essays (you must do this in a specific way). Please ensure that a cover sheet is included as the first page of each essay pdf. 
  • Some documents are not needed! 
    Students applying for Education do not need to send a Fee Status Questionnaire during the application process.
  • Online interviews (provisional information)
    The interview period is 28 November - 14 December 2022, and an update about provisional dates for Education interviews in that period will be available here in due course. Selected applicants will have two interviews, which will take place remotely rather than in Cambridge. Further detail will be available nearer the time. Please keep an eye on the current applicants page, which includes a section on receiving an invitation to interview, and information for students invited for remote interviews (most details will be available nearer the time). The current questions page also has a section for questions about the online interviews, once we have more information for you.
  • Resources If you are looking for resources, please see the Education subject page.

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Engineering

  • Admissions Assessment registration required 
    In order to make a valid application, all applicants for Engineering must be registered by 30 September (18:00 UK time) to take the Engineering Admissions Assessment (ENGAA) on 19 October 2022. Please note that open centres may set an earlier deadline for accepting entries, and it is your responsibility to check if this applies at your centre.
  • Christ's information form (deadline 22 Oct) and other deadlines
    In addition to My Cambridge Application (and transcript in some cases), all applicants need to submit the Christ's info form, the Additional Applicant Information Form (AAIF) and any other relevant forms/documents listed on the current applicants page (please check both the 22 Oct deadlines and the 3 Nov deadlines carefully). 
  • Some documents are not needed!
    Students applying for Engineering do not need to send a Fee Status Questionnaire during the application process. We do not require applicants for Engineering to send written work, as we do for some of the other subjects. 
  • Resources
    • Many universities have engineering admissions tests and interviews that involve solving problems. If you want to practise solving problems relevant to Engineering, please visit the Cambridge University Engineering Department resource: i-want-to-study-engineering.org
    • Further resources are available on the Engineering subject page.
  • Online interviews (provisional information)
    The interview period is 28 November - 14 December 2022, and an update about provisional dates for Engineering interviews in that period will be available here in due course. Selected applicants will have two interviews, which will include some exercises and take place remotely rather than in Cambridge. Further detail will be available nearer the time. Please keep an eye on the current applicants page, which includes a section on receiving an invitation to interview, and information for students invited for remote interviews (most details will be available nearer the time). The current questions page also has a section for questions about the online interviews, once we have more information for you.

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English

  • Christ's information form (deadline 22 Oct) and other deadlines
    In addition to My Cambridge Application (and transcript in some cases), all applicants need to submit the Christ's info form, the Additional Applicant Information Form (AAIF) and any other relevant forms/documents listed on the current applicants page (please check both the 22 Oct deadlines and the 3 Nov deadlines carefully, noting that applicants for English have this subject form due by 3 November in addition to the other forms.
  • Written work required (deadline 3 November)
    Please send TWO literary criticism essays (not creative writing) to Christ's. These should be pieces of work that you feel accurately reflect your abilities and interests. If you are sending an essay based on an extract, please ensure that you include a copy of the extract discussed in your essay at the end of the pdf. Otherwise it is extremely difficult for us to make a judgement on the piece submitted. Please follow the instructions in the written work guidelines carefully. These include details of how to choose, prepare and upload your essays (you must do this in a specific way). Please ensure that a cover sheet is included as the first page of each essay pdf.  
  • Some things are not needed! 
    You do not need to register for an assessment as the assessment for English is now College registered (see below). Students applying for English also do not need to send a Fee Status Questionnaire during the application process. 
  • Online interviews and Written Assessment (provisional information)
    The interview period is 28 November - 14 December 2022, and an update about provisional dates for English interviews in that period will be available here in due course. Selected candidates will have a written assessment and two interviews. Both the written assessment and the interviews will take place online (you will not need to travel to Cambridge).
  • Resources If you are looking for resources, please see the English subject page.

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Geography

  • Christ's information form (deadline 22 Oct) and other deadlines
    In addition to My Cambridge Application (and transcript in some cases), all applicants need to submit the Christ's info form, the Additional Applicant Information Form (AAIF) and any other relevant forms/documents listed on the current applicants page (please check both the 22 Oct deadlines and the 3 Nov deadlines carefully). 
  • Written work required (deadline 3 November)
    Please send ONE example of an essay to Christ's. It should be a piece of work that you feel accurately reflects your abilities and interests. Please follow the instructions in the written work guidelines carefully. These include details of how to choose, prepare and upload your essay (you must do this in a specific way). Please ensure that a cover sheet is included as the first page of your essay pdf.
  • Some documents are not needed! 
    Students applying for Geography do not need to send a Fee Status Questionnaire during the application process. 
  • Online interviews (provisional information)
    The interview period is 28 November - 14 December 2022, and an update about provisional dates for Geography interviews in that period will be available here in due course. Selected applicants will have two interviews, which will take place remotely rather than in Cambridge. There will be some pre-interview study before one of the interviews. It is important that you read the in Stage 5 (once available), as that is where the detail will be of how the remote pre-interview study works. Please keep an eye on the current applicants page, which includes a section on receiving an invitation to interview, and information for students invited for remote interviews (most details will be available nearer the time). The current questions page also has a section for questions about the online interviews, once we have more information for you.
  • Resources If you are looking for resources, please see the Geography subject page.

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History

  • Christ's information form (deadline 22 Oct) and other deadlines
    In addition to My Cambridge Application (and transcript in some cases), all applicants need to submit the Christ's info form, the Additional Applicant Information Form (AAIF) and any other relevant forms/documents listed on the current applicants page (please check both the 22 Oct deadlines and the 3 Nov deadlines carefully). 
  • Written work required (deadline 3 November)
    Please send ONE example of an essay (related to historical studies) to Christ's. It should be a piece of work that you feel accurately reflects your abilities and interests. Your essay should be of not more than 2,500 words in length. If you are sending an essay based on source interpretation please ensure that you enclose a copy of the sources discussed in the essay at the end of the pdf. Otherwise it is very difficult for us to make a judgement on the piece submitted. Please follow the instructions in the written work guidelines carefully for the remaining instructions. These include details of how to choose, prepare and upload your essay (you must do this in a specific way). Please ensure that a cover sheet is included as the first page of your written work pdf. 
  • Some documents are not needed! 
    Students applying for History do not need to send a Fee Status Questionnaire during the application process.
  • Online interviews and Written Assessment (provisional information)
    The interview period is 28 November - 14 December 2022, and an update about provisional dates for History interviews in that period will be available here in due course. Selected candidates will have a written assessment and two interviews. Both the written assessment and the interviews will take place online (you will not need to travel to Cambridge).
  • Resources If you are looking for resources, please see the History subject page.

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History and Modern Languages

  • Christ's information form (deadline 22 Oct) and other deadlines
    In addition to My Cambridge Application (and transcript in some cases), all applicants need to submit the Christ's info form, the Additional Applicant Information Form (AAIF) and any other relevant forms/documents listed on the current applicants page (please check both the 22 Oct deadlines and the 3 Nov deadlines carefully). 
  • Written work required (deadline 3 November)
    Please send TWO of your best recent essays or pieces or coursework to Christ's as follows:
    • One essay should be in History. This essay should either have been written under timed or examination conditions (45-60 minutes), or it should be of not more than 2,500 words in length. If you are sending an essay based on source interpretation please ensure that you enclose a copy of the sources discussed in the essay at the end of the pdf. Otherwise it is very difficult for us to make a judgement on the piece submitted. 
    • Your second essay should be in the language that you are applying for. It is preferable if you can send a modern language essay on literary texts, history or philosophy. If you don't have anything on literary texts, history or philosophy, any piece of work in the language you intend to study is acceptable. If you are applying for a language from scratch, please send an essay in English, preferably on literary texts or in a historical subject.
    • Please follow the instructions in the written work guidelines carefully for the remaining instructions. These include details of how to choose, prepare and upload your essays (you must do this in a specific way). Please ensure that a cover sheet is included as the first page of each essay pdf. 
  • Some documents are not needed! 
    Students applying for History and Modern Languages do not need to send a Fee Status Questionnaire during the application process.
  • Online interviews and Written Assessment (provisional information)
    The interview period is 28 November - 14 December 2022, and an update about provisional dates for History and Modern Languages interviews in that period will be available here in due course. Selected candidates will have the Modern and Medieval Languages (MML) written assessment and two interviews. Both the written assessment and the interviews will take place online (you will not need to travel to Cambridge).
    • The date of the MML written assessment in late November will be published here once available. We will organise the assessment for you if you are selected for interview - you do not need to do anything at the moment. Information about the assessment for MML is available. Please also see the page on College-registered assessments. Practical details for sitting the assessment remotely will be sent to you by email much nearer the time.
    • Selected applicants will have two interviews, which will be on a separate date to the written assessment. One of the interviews will be a language interview. Just before the language interview you will do some pre-interview study. It is important that you read the pre-interview study page in Stage 5 beforehand (once available), as that is where the detail will be of how pre-interview study works. Your other interview will be a History interview. We will confirm whether there will be pre-interview study before the History interview nearer the time (this is not yet decided). Please keep an eye on the current applicants page, which includes a section on receiving an invitation to interview, and information for students invited for remote interviews (most details will be available nearer the time). The current questions page also has a section for questions about the online interviews, once we have more information for you.
  • Resources If you are looking for resources, please see the History and MML subject page.

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History and Politics

  • Christ's information form (deadline 22 Oct) and other deadlines
    In addition to My Cambridge Application (and transcript in some cases), all applicants need to submit the Christ's info form, the Additional Applicant Information Form (AAIF) and any other relevant forms/documents listed on the current applicants page (please check both the 22 Oct deadlines and the 3 Nov deadlines carefully). 
  • Written work required (deadline 3 November)
    Please send TWO examples of essays that you feel accurately reflect your abilities and interests. 
    • We request that one essay is written under timed conditions, while the other should not exceed 2,500 words.
    • At least one essay should be on a topic related to historical studies. 
    • Don't worry if you aren't studying Politics at school, two essays produced during your History studies will be fine.
    • If you are sending an essay based on source interpretation please ensure that you enclose a copy of the sources discussed in the essay at the end of the pdf. Otherwise it is very difficult for us to make a judgement on the piece submitted.
    • Please follow the instructions in the written work guidelines for the further details. These include details of how to choose, prepare and upload your essays (you must do this in a specific way). Please ensure that a cover sheet is included as the first page of each essay pdf. 
  • Some documents are not needed! 
    Students applying for History and Politics do not need to send a Fee Status Questionnaire during the application process.
  • Online interviews and Written Assessment (provisional information)
    The interview period is 28 November - 14 December 2022, and an update about provisional dates for History interviews in that period will be available here in due course. Selected candidates will have a History written assessment and two interviews. Both the written assessment and the interviews will take place online (you will not need to travel to Cambridge).
  • Resources If you are looking for resources, please see the History and Politics subject page.


History of Art

  • Christ's information form (deadline 22 Oct) and other deadlines
    In addition to My Cambridge Application (and transcript in some cases), all applicants need to submit the Christ's info form, the Additional Applicant Information Form (AAIF) and any other relevant forms/documents listed on the current applicants page (please check both the 22 Oct deadlines and the 3 Nov deadlines carefully). 
  • Written work required (deadline 3 November)
    Please send ONE example of an essay that you feel accurately reflects your abilities and interests. Please follow the instructions in the written work guidelines carefully. These include details of how to choose, prepare and upload your essay (you must do this in a specific way). Please ensure that a cover sheet is included as the first page of your essay pdf. 
  • Some documents are not needed! 
    Students applying for History of Art do not need to send a Fee Status Questionnaire during the application process.
  • Online interviews and Written Assessment (provisional information)
    The interview period is 28 November - 14 December 2022, and an update about provisional dates for History of Art interviews in that period will be available here in due course. Selected candidates will have a written assessment and two interviews. Both the written assessment and the interviews will take place online (you will not need to travel to Cambridge).
  • Resources If you are looking for resources, please see the History of Art subject page.

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Human, Social and Political Sciences (HSPS)

  • Christ's information form (deadline 22 Oct) and other deadlines
    In addition to My Cambridge Application (and transcript in some cases), all applicants need to submit the Christ's info form, the Additional Applicant Information Form (AAIF) and any other relevant forms/documents listed on the current applicants page (please check both the 22 Oct deadlines and the 3 Nov deadlines carefully). 
  • Written work required (deadline 3 November)
    Please send TWO essays that you feel accurately reflect your abilities and interests. One of the essays must have been produced under timed conditions. Please follow the instructions in the written work guidelines carefully. These include details of how to choose, prepare and upload your essays (you must do this in a specific way). Please ensure that a cover sheet is included as the first page of each essay pdf. 
  • Some documents are not needed! 
    Students applying for Human, Social and Political Sciences do not need to send a Fee Status Questionnaire during the application process.
  • Online interviews (provisional information)
    The interview period is 28 November - 14 December 2022, and an update about provisional dates for HSPS interviews in that period will be available here in due course. Selected applicants will have two interviews, which will take place remotely rather than in Cambridge. Please keep an eye on the current applicants page, which includes a section on receiving an invitation to interview, and information for students invited for remote interviews (most details will be available nearer the time). The current questions page also has a section for questions about the online interviews, once we have more information for you.
  • Resources If you are looking for resources, please see the HSPS subject page.

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Land Economy

  • Christ's information form (deadline 22 Oct) and other deadlines
    In addition to My Cambridge Application (and transcript in some cases), all applicants need to submit the Christ's info form, the Additional Applicant Information Form (AAIF) and any other relevant forms/documents listed on the current applicants page (please check both the 22 Oct deadlines and the 3 Nov deadlines carefully). 
  • Written work required (deadline 3 November)
    Please send ONE essay that you feel accurately reflects your abilities and interests. Land Economy is an interdisciplinary subject drawing heavily on economics and law. Consequently, we would expect you submit one essay in either of the areas (although it is appreciated that not many of you study law at school). Another useful cognate subject would be geography, or failing than that we would be happy to receive work from any other subjects that may not be directly relevant to Land Economy. Please follow the instructions in the written work guidelines carefully. These include details of how to choose, prepare and upload your essay (you must do this in a specific way). Please also ensure that a cover sheet is included as the first page of your essay pdf. 
  • Some documents are not needed!
    There is no written assessment for Land Economy at Christ's. Students applying for Land Economy do not need to send a Fee Status Questionnaire during the application process.
  • Online interviews (provisional information)
    The interview period is 28 November - 14 December 2022, and an update about provisional dates for Land Economy interviews in that period will be available here in due course. Selected applicants will have two interviews, which will take place remotely rather than in Cambridge. Please keep an eye on the current applicants page, which includes a section on receiving an invitation to interview, and information for students invited for remote interviews (most details will be available nearer the time). The current questions page also has a section for questions about the online interviews, once we have more information for you.
  • Resources If you are looking for resources, please see the Land Economy subject page.

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Law

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Linguistics

  • Christ's information form (deadline 22 Oct) and other deadlines
    In addition to My Cambridge Application (and transcript in some cases), all applicants need to submit the Christ's info form, the Additional Applicant Information Form (AAIF) and any other relevant forms/documents listed on the current applicants page (please check both the 22 Oct deadlines and the 3 Nov deadlines carefully). 
  • Some documents are not needed!
    Students applying for Linguistics do not need to send a Fee Status Questionnaire during the application process. We do not require applicants for Linguistics to send written work, as we do for some of the other subjects. 
  • Online interviews and Written Assessment (provisional information)
    The interview period is 28 November - 14 December 2022, and an update about provisional dates for Linguistics interviews in that period will be available here in due course. Selected candidates will have a written assessment and two interviews. Both the written assessment and the interviews will take place online (you will not need to travel to Cambridge).
  • Resources If you are looking for resources, please see the Linguistics subject page

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Mathematics

  • Christ's information form (deadline 22 Oct) and other deadlines
    In addition to My Cambridge Application (and transcript in some cases), all applicants need to submit the Christ's info form, the Additional Applicant Information Form (AAIF) and any other relevant forms/documents listed on the current applicants page (please check both the 22 Oct deadlines and the 3 Nov deadlines carefully). 
  • Some documents are not needed!
    Students applying for Mathematics do not need to send a Fee Status Questionnaire during the application process. We do not require applicants for Mathematics to send written work, as we do for some of the other subjects. 
  • Resources:
    • STEP Support Programme
      The University has an online STEP Support Programme to help all mathematics applicants develop their advanced problem-solving skills in preparation for sitting STEP. The free STEP Support Programme consists of online modules for individual self study, published weekly. There is also a discussion forum where you can ask for additional help, mentored by programme staff and Cambridge students who have taken STEP themselves. The programme is open to everyone, and we hope it will be particularly useful if your school cannot offer much support for STEP preparation. For more information, and to access the free online STEP Support Programme resources, see maths.org/STEP
    • Further resources are available on the Mathematics subject page
  • Online interviews (provisional information)
    The interview period is 28 November - 14 December 2022, and an update about provisional dates for Maths interviews in that period will be available here in due course. Selected applicants will have two interviews, which will take place remotely rather than in Cambridge. Before your first interview, we will ask you to work through some maths questions for 75 minutes immediately before interview, and a discussion of the solutions to these questions will form part of the subsequent interview. Calculators are not allowed for this. It is important to read your invitation to interview carefully for the detail, and please also read the page about pre-interview study (section on problem sheets) in the stage 5 information (once available). Please keep an eye on the current applicants page, which includes a section on receiving an invitation to interview, and information for students invited for remote interviews (most details will be available nearer the time). The current questions page also has a section for questions about the online interviews, once we have more information for you.
  • Offers: Conditional offers for Mathematics include grades 1 or higher in each of STEP papers II and III. See the Mathematics subject page and the STEP Support Programme mentioned above for more detail. You can wait until you've got an offer to register for STEP the registration deadline is normally in April and the exams are taken in June (normally just after A level or equivalent exams).

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Medicine

  • Admissions Assessment registration required 
    In order to make a valid application, all applicants for Medicine must be registered by 30 September (18:00 UK time) to take the Bio-Medical Admissions Test (BMAT) on 18 October 2022. Please note that open centres may set an earlier deadline for accepting entries, and it is your responsibility to check if this applies at your centre.
  • My Cambridge Application (deadline 22 Oct), Christ's information form and other deadlines
    In addition to My Cambridge Application (and transcript in some cases), all applicants need to submit the Christ's info form, the Additional Applicant Information Form (AAIF) and any other relevant forms/documents listed on the current applicants page (please check both the 22 Oct deadlines and the 3 Nov deadlines carefully). You will see that for Medicine (only) we require a Fee Status Questionnaire and accompanying documents by 3 November if you are not a UK citizen who has been resident in the UK for the past three years. The form and instructions for uploading it are on the Medicine Fee Status Questionnaire page.
  • Some documents are not needed!
    We do not require applicants for Medicine to send written work, as we do for some of the other subjects. 
  • Online interviews (provisional information)
    The interview period is 28 November - 14 December 2022, and an update about provisional dates for Medicine interviews in that period will be available here in due course. Selected applicants will be invited for interview after the results of the October BMAT have been released to us, and will have two remote interviews (you will not travel to Cambridge). Please keep an eye on the current applicants page, which includes a section on receiving an invitation to interview, and information for students invited for remote interviews (most details will be available nearer the time). The current questions page also has a section for questions about the online interviews, once we have more information for you.
  • Resources If you are looking for resources, please see the Medicine subject page.

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Modern and Medieval Languages

  • Christ's information form (deadline 22 Oct) and other deadlines
    In addition to My Cambridge Application (and transcript in some cases), all applicants need to submit the Christ's info form, the Additional Applicant Information Form (AAIF) and any other relevant forms/documents listed on the current applicants page (please check both the 22 Oct deadlines and the 3 Nov deadlines carefully). 
  • Written work required (deadline 3 November)
    Please send TWO examples of essays to Christ's. They should be pieces of work that you feel accurately reflect your abilities and interests.
    • If you have studied one or more of the languages to A level (or equivalent), please send one essay in each chosen language(s), preferably on literary texts, history or philosophy. If you don't have anything on literary texts, history or philosophy, any pieces of work in the language(s) you intend to study are acceptable. 
    • If you are applying for an ab initio language (one you start from scratch), please send an essay in English for that language, preferably written on English Literary texts or on a historical subject. 
    • Please follow the instructions in the written work guidelines carefully for the remaining details. These include details of how to choose, prepare and upload your essays (you must do this in a specific way). Please ensure that a cover sheet is included as the first page of each essay pdf. 
  • Some documents are not needed! 
    Students applying for MML do not need to send a Fee Status Questionnaire during the application process.
  • Online interviews and Written Assessment (provisional information)
    The interview period is 28 November - 14 December 2022, and an update about provisional dates for Modern and Medieval Languages interviews in that period will be available here in due course. Selected candidates will have the MML written assessment and two interviews. Both the written assessment and the interviews will take place online (you will not need to travel to Cambridge).
    • The date of the MML written assessment in late November will be published here once available. We will organise the assessment for you if you are selected for interview - you do not need to do anything at the moment. Information about the assessment for MML is available. Please also see the page on College-registered assessments. Practical details for sitting the assessment remotely will be sent to you by email much nearer the time.
      • If you are applying for a modern European and a Classical language, you will sit both the MML Admissions Assessment and the Classics Admissions Assessment - see Classics for details of the Classics Admissions Assessment.
      • If you are applying for a modern European and a Classical language and your modern European language is to be studied ab initio, you will only sit the Classics Admissions Assessment (see Classics for details of the Classics Admissions Assessment). Your suitability to study the ab initio language will be assessed in your interview but you will not sit the MML Admissions Assessment.
    • Selected applicants will have two interviews, which will be on a separate date to the written assessment. Interviewers for a language you have already studied will normally include some questions in that language; interviewers for a language you wish to learn from scratch will be seeking to gauge the level of your commitment to that language, as well as general linguistic and analytical aptitude. You will be given study material before each interview so please ensure that you read the page about pre-interview study in Stage 5, once available, for details of how the pre-interview study works. Please keep an eye on the current applicants page, which includes a section on receiving an invitation to interview, and information for students invited for remote interviews (most details will be available nearer the time). The current questions page also has a section for questions about the online interviews, once we have more information for you.
      • If you are applying for a modern European language and a Classical language, see Classics for details relating to the interview for your Classical language (this interview will not normally have pre-interview reading).
  • Further information​: The Faculty webpage on how to apply includes some useful resources for MML applicants.
  • Resources If you are looking for further resources, please see the Christ's MML subject page.

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Music

  • Christ's information form (deadline 22 Oct) and other deadlines
    In addition to My Cambridge Application (and transcript in some cases), all applicants need to submit the Christ's info form, the Additional Applicant Information Form (AAIF) and any other relevant forms/documents listed on the current applicants page (please check both the 22 Oct deadlines and the 3 Nov deadlines carefully). 
  • Written work required (deadline 3 November)
    Please send TWO examples of work that you feel accurately reflect your abilities and interests.
    • One piece should be a harmony exercise. 
    • The other should be an essay, preferably, but not necessarily, a music essay. 
    • Please follow the instructions in the written work guidelines carefully for the remaining details. These include details of how to choose, prepare and send your essays (you must do this in a specific way). Please ensure that a cover sheet is included as the first page of each pdf that you send. 
  • Some documents are not needed! 
    Students applying for Music do not need to send a Fee Status Questionnaire during the application process.
  • Online interviews (provisional information)
    The interview period is 28 November - 14 December 2022, and an update about provisional dates for Music interviews in that period will be available here in due course. Selected applicants will have two will have two interviews, which will take place remotely rather than in Cambridge. You will be able to perform on an instrument (for no more than 5 minutes) if you want to. This is optional as performance is an optional element of the Music Tripos, so it will be more relevant for some candidates than for others, depending on your interests. If you plan to perform on an instrument, we will let you know which interview so that you can warm up beforehand. There may also be a pre-interview exercise - details will be given nearer the time. Please keep an eye on the current applicants page, which includes a section on receiving an invitation to interview, and information for students invited for remote interviews (most details will be available nearer the time). The current questions page also has a section for questions about the online interviews, once we have more information for you.
  • Resources If you are looking for resources, please see the Music subject page.

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Natural Sciences

  • Admissions Assessment registration required 
    In order to make a valid application, all applicants for Natural Sciences must be registered by 30 September (18:00 UK time) to take the Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment (NSAA) on 19 October 2022. Please note that open centres may set an earlier deadline for accepting entries, and it is your responsibility to check if this applies at your centre.
  • Communications
    Please could you ensure that if you're asked to give your subject (e.g. at the beginning of emails, or when sending documents) you always write Natural Sciences (Physical) or Natural Sciences (Biological) rather than just Natural Sciences. Many thanks - this helps us a lot!
  • Christ's information form (deadline 22 Oct) and other deadlines
    In addition to My Cambridge Application (and transcript in some cases), all applicants need to submit the Christ's info form, the Additional Applicant Information Form (AAIF) and any other relevant forms/documents listed on the current applicants page (please check both the 22 Oct deadlines and the 3 Nov deadlines carefully). 
  • Some documents are not needed!
    Students applying for Natural Sciences do not need to send a Fee Status Questionnaire during the application process. We do not require applicants for Natural Sciences to send written work, as we do for some of the other subjects.
  • Resources for Natural Sciences
  • Online interviews (provisional information)
    The interview period is 28 November - 14 December 2022, and an update about provisional dates for Natural Sciences interviews in that period will be available here in due course. Selected applicants will have two interviews, which will take place remotely rather than in Cambridge. Please keep an eye on the current applicants page, which includes a section on receiving an invitation to interview, and information for students invited for remote interviews (most details will be available nearer the time). The current questions page also has a section for questions about the online interviews, once we have more information for you.

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Philosophy

  • Christ's information form (deadline 22 Oct) and other deadlines
    In addition to My Cambridge Application (and transcript in some cases), all applicants need to submit the Christ's info form, the Additional Applicant Information Form (AAIF) and any other relevant forms/documents listed on the current applicants page (please check both the 22 Oct deadlines and the 3 Nov deadlines carefully). 
  • Written work required (deadline 3 November)
    Please send ONE example of work that you feel accurately reflects your abilities and interests. Please follow the instructions in the written work guidelines carefully. These include details of how to choose, prepare and send your essay (you must do this in a specific way). Please ensure that a cover sheet is included as the first page of your essay pdf. 
  • Some documents are not needed! 
    Students applying for Philosophy do not need to send a Fee Status Questionnaire during the application process. 
  • Online interviews and Written Assessment (provisional information)
    The interview period is 28 November - 14 December 2022, and an update about provisional dates for Philosophy interviews in that period will be available here in due course. Selected candidates will have a Philosophy written assessment and two interviews. Both the written assessment and the interviews will take place online (you will not need to travel to Cambridge).
  • Resources If you are looking for resources, please see the Philosophy subject page.

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Psychological and Behavioural Sciences (PBS)

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Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion

  • Christ's information form (deadline 22 Oct) and other deadlines
    In addition to My Cambridge Application (and transcript in some cases), all applicants need to submit the Christ's info form, the Additional Applicant Information Form (AAIF) and any other relevant forms/documents listed on the current applicants page (please check both the 22 Oct deadlines and the 3 Nov deadlines carefully). 
  • Written work required (deadline 3 November)
    Please send TWO examples of work that you feel accurately reflect your abilities and interests. Please follow the instructions in the written work guidelines carefully. These include details of how to choose, prepare and upload your work (you must do this in a specific way). Please ensure that a cover sheet is included as the first page of each pdf that you send. 
  • Some documents are not needed! 
    Students applying for Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion do not need to send a Fee Status Questionnaire during the application process.
  • Online interviews and Written Assessment (provisional information)
    The interview period is 28 November - 14 December 2022, and an update about provisional dates for Theology interviews in that period will be available here in due course. Selected candidates will have a Theology written assessment and two interviews. Both the written assessment and the interviews will take place online (you will not need to travel to Cambridge).
  • Resources: If you are looking for resources, please see the Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion subject page.
     

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