This page is part of the Christ's College, Cambridge application support for students applying from the UK. If you are applying from outside the UK, please see the International application support in the international section.
Within 48 hours of submitting your UCAS application, you will receive an email with log-in details for the Cambridge-specific additional for. This is called My Cambridge Application, or MyCApp (it was previously called the SAQ) and we have it because we do not write the UCAS form and we need to ask additional questions.
When you receive your log-in details and the website link, you log-in and work on your My Cambridge Application form. You can save your work and go back if you need to complete the form in multiple sessions.
Help with MyCApp
There is help text on the form itself, and guidance on the Cambridge Admissions website to help you complete your My Cambridge Application form, as well as a helpdesk to contact with any questions. Please see your log-in email for details.
The helpdesk is specialised for My Cambridge Application, and so the advisers there are the best people to help if you have any queries that you have not been able to find the answer to on the My Cambridge Application Page or on the form itself (for My Cambridge Application questions please email the helpdesk rather than Christ's).
If you don't receive a log-in email
You should receive your My Cambridge Application log-in email within 48 hours of UCAS application submission, but it is not normally immediate.
If you do not receive your log-in email when you expect to, please first of all check the spam / junk / promotions folders in your email and contact the helpdesk (email@example.com) if you can't find it.
Deadline: 23 October (18:00 UK time)
All applicants must submit My Cambridge Application by 18:00 UK time on 23 October. Like the UCAS application deadline, this is an absolute deadline - you have not made a valid application if you do not meet it.
We strongly advise you not to leave your My Cambridge Application form to the last minute - if you have a problem this could have serious consequences so why risk it?
If you are applying for Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Medicine or Natural Sciences, please take into account your Written Assessment date which is just before the My Cambridge Application deadline (18 October 2023). TIP: We advise that if you submit your UCAS application and My Cambridge Application nice and early, this will give you space to focus on your written assessment and it will make the process much less stressful for you.
Additional personal statement
You'll see that there's a box where you can add a brief additional personal statement if you want to. This is because your UCAS personal statement is read by all universities you are applying to and there may be things you want to say that only Cambridge reads. This is particularly relevant if there are differences in the courses you are applying to at different universities (e.g. if you are applying for Biology elsewhere but Natural Sciences at Cambridge).
If you are happy with the UCAS personal statement, don't feel that you need to complete this box - you won't be marked down if you don't write anything - it is genuinely just an opportunity to say something for students who felt limited by other universities reading the UCAS statement.
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You will need a digital photo
This is one thing you may want to prepare in advance as you'll need a passport-style digital photo saved on your computer ready to upload. There are some requirements for the photo - such as you can't be wearing glasses, the file size should be between 25KB and 10MB, and it must be a .jpg, .png or .heic file. Full details are on the Cambridge Admissions website page.
My Cambridge Application is very similar to the SAQ that applicants previously completed - the questions are the same.