How to apply to Christ's from outside the UK

This page is part of the International Students (EU and non-EU) section on the Christ's College, Cambridge website. It provides additional application support for international students

Students jumping into the Swimming Pool at Christ's College, Cambridge
  Students taking the plunge into the swimming
  pool in the Fellows Garden. Credit: Sir Cam

We know that as students from outside the UK, you may have additional questions on aspects of the application process, as well as some differences to negotiate between what students in your country normally do when applying to local universities and what is needed for your Cambridge application.

This part of our international students section offers a helping hand, providing additional detail and explanation for you on some aspects of the process. Once you have sent your application forms, further support will then be available through the current applicants section (for both international students and UK students). 

Here are some comments from previous international applicants: 

  • "Christ's College is probably the one of the best colleges in communication with current applicants with all the information clearly stated on the website."
  • "If you are applying to Christ's you are in good hands! The admissions team is super friendly and helpful. Their site is comprehensive, informative and is regularly updated with information regarding interview timelines, accommodation and submission of documents. They even have student profiles from international students currently studying at Christ's which provides an eye-opening glimpse of life in the college."
Current notes for international students


  • NEWS for applicants from European Union countries : Fee Status update for EU students
  • There are no places for October 2019 entry as the deadline to apply has already passed.
  • If you would like to apply for October 2020 entry (or deferred October 2021 entry), please see when to apply.
  • Our how to apply page sets out the standard application process, and is the key page to refer to. Before reading the detail of the application process, please read Should I apply?, When to apply, and the relevant subject page
  • There will be a helpful webinar on the Cambridge application process on 28 August. See webinars for international students. If you're unavailable on 28 August but register for the webinars anyway, you'll be able to watch the recording afterwards if you want to.

Pages on aspects of the application process: making a valid application

The following pages provide information for international students to complement the information on our how to apply page. They will help you to make a valid application to Christ's College, with all the information we need.

Further pages and details will be added as we approach the application period.

On 20 September we will publish the Christ's College current applicants section, which will guide you (in detail!) through the next stages of the application process, including:

"I didn't realise at first that the correspondence with Christ's would occur via email, or how important and informative these messages were."

A previous international applicant