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 (this is relevant for about half of the courses). The registration deadline is 1 October for Medicine applicants and 15 October (18:00 UK time) for students applying for other courses that have a required assessment.
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 - there is information for 2020 entry and we know you will have questions about how student finance will work for you from October 2021. It is worth keeping an eye on the University EU website for fee status and financial support updates, and we will provide further information as soon as it is available (we are currently waiting for information from the UK government). In the meantime, we advise you to continue with your academic preparation and welcome any questions that you may have about studying at Christ’s (


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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