Should I apply?

This page is part of the International Students (EU and non-EU) section on the Christ's College, Cambridge website. It sets out the things you should look at when considering whether to apply for an undergraduate course. 

Christ's College, Cambridge first court
First Court, Christ's College, Cambridge. Credit: Sir Cam

Step 1 - Choose a course

Consider whether Christ's offers a course that you will love. We encourage you to look into the advantages of living in the College community and being taught in small-group supervisions with experts in your subject.

Some of you will be from countries where local university subject choices are quite different in scope. Here at Cambridge, we ask you to choose just one of the courses that we offer. Don't be daunted by this choice, however, because within our courses, there is often a lot of flexibility.

NB. It is not possible to apply to both Cambridge and Oxford, so if you like courses at both universities, you must choose between us. 

Step 2 - Check the entrance requirements

You will need to show that you'll have an appropriate academic background for your chosen course in order to be considered for a place. Here at Christ's, we admit students with a wide range of qualifications around the world, but we advise every new prospective applicant to check the detail carefully for your specific qualification and chosen course as early as possible, as particular grades/scores, subjects or, in some cases, further qualifications may be needed.

There are a number of different 'typical requirements' to look at:

  • You will need to meet or exceed our standard requirements for your qualification either in exams you have already taken or in exams you will be taking during the academic year when you apply (we work with predicted grades or scores for exams you have not taken at the time of application). Please see the International entrance requirements and send us an email if your qualification is not listed, or if you are not sure if you can meet one of the other requirements.
  • You will need to meet any subject requirements for your chosen course.
    You should check the course requirements on both the university course page (see the entry requirements tab) and the Christ's College subject page.  
  • If your native language is not English, you may need to meet our English language requirements.
  • You must register for an Admissions Assessment by the relevant deadline if a 'pre-interview assessment' is required for your course (it's needed for some courses but not others). The registration deadline is 1 October (17:00 UK time) for Medicine applicants and 15 October (18:00 UK time) for students applying for other courses that have a required pre-interview assessment. There is no need to register if your course has an assessment 'at-interivew' as those are arranged by the admissions office if you are invited for interview.
Julia from Lithuania Blyth Eastern European Bursary
  Julia from Lithuania receives her Blyth Eastern European Bursary certificate

Step 3 - Check the cost and financial support available

It would also be a good idea at this stage to look at the financial of things; see the finances section, which includes details of costs and financial support.

We realise that this is difficult for EU students at the moment due to Brexit - do read the notes for EU students applying in Oct 2020, which includes an update on Christ's financial support, and we are gradually adding to our country-specific pages.

Step 4 - Check the application details

If you like what you read about living and studying at Christ's, have found a course that you think you would thrive on, and are able to meet the high academic requirements, then we encourage you to look further into the detail of making an application. As well as meeting the academic requirements, there is, of course, one further practical requirement:

  • You will need to make an on-time, valid application and be available for interview, if invited.

The practical details for making a valid application are set out here:

Further information


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