We welcome applicants from Norway who would like to apply for a place here at Christ's College.
We also welcome teachers and guidance counselors at schools in Norway to get in touch if you have questions about supporting students from your school who would like to apply to Christ's College.
- Entry requirements
- The application process
- Financial support
- How to find out more
- Useful links
It was great to see students from Norway attending the Christ's International Webinars on 12 July! Thanks very much for joining us!
Do sign up for our next online open day and join us for regular webinars. There's a list of all events coming up here. We run lots of online events to help you get all the information and support you need for finding out what it's like to be a Christ's student, why you should apply, and how to make an application!
We are delighted to be welcoming Professor Vegard Nergård as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar (DVS) at Christ's for the calendar year 2023. Prof Nergård is Professor in Aviation Science at UiT The Artic University of Norway.
Christ's applicants taking the Vitnemål for videregående opplæring would normally be asked to achieve at least 5.0 overall, with 6.0 in relevant subjects.
Norwegian students taking the International Baccalaureate would normally need to achieve 42 points overall (including bonus points), with 7,7,6 in Higher Level subjects. See the information about taking the IB in Norway.
Offers for Mathematics include STEP II and III. Further information about STEP and preparation support is available on the Maths page.
Some courses require an Admissions Assessment. The dates and registration details for these assessments vary from subject to subject so please check this carefully in relation to the course you are planning to apply for.
It will be important to take particular care to also ensure that you meet any specific subject requirements for your chosen course. These are set out on the subject pages.
The application process
We recommend that you apply as soon as possible once UCAS opens for applications in September. Your course may require registration for an admissions assessment by 15 Sept or 29 Sept 2023 (depending on the subject) and then the UCAS application deadline for all courses is 16 October 2023. Application is for entry the following October (or for deferred entry the year after). We encourage all applicants to read the information about applying on the relevant subject page, as well as the how to apply page well in advance of September, as there are a number of parts to the application procedure which may take time to organise and complete:
- If you have a "Registration Required" Written Assessment (needed for some of the courses), you will need to make sure you are registered for this by the relevant deadline. See details on the Written Assessments page. For example, applicants for Law must register between 1 August and 15 September and take the LNAT on or before 15 October. You can search for the test centres in Norway (scroll down to the bottom of Find a Test Centre) or in some cases you may be able to sit the assessment at your school (you will need to ask your school if they are a test centre).
- There is more than one application form. You first make a UCAS application and then you complete an additional questionnaire called My Cambridge Application (previously called the SAQ).
- You will need a referee who can provide a reference and predicted grades for any exams that you have not yet taken.
- You will also need to arrange for your school to provide a transcript, which you upload as part of My Cambridge Application.
- There are some smaller details that it is worth being aware of, such as the need to upload a photo.
Do also explore our additional support pages for international applicants, and note that on 20 September Christ's publishes the current applicants section, which will support you (in detail!) through the next steps once you have submitted a valid application and chosen Christ's College in your UCAS application.
Interviews (and College-registered assessments, if relevant)
You will see if you read through our how to apply page, that we have interviews as part of our admissions process. We interview the majority of applicants, though not every applicant is selected for interview. You can find out more about what interviews involve in our international application support section (which includes a page on interviews)
Christ's applicants who are selected for interview are interviewed online in all cases - the arrangements are the same for both UK and international applicants. You can have your interviews either at home (most applicants do this) or at school (if easier or if you have a better internet connection at school). We will collect information about your time zone in December as part of one of one of the forms that applicants complete.
In some subjects there is a "College Registered" assessment, which means an assessment that is only taken by those invited for interview. As the name implies, there is no registration for these assessments - they will be organised by Christ's for you to sit online if you are selected for interview, and we will send you full details at the time. You can check to see if there is a College Registered assessment and (if relevant) details for this in your subject by reading the how to apply section on the relevant subject page.
Do have a look at our finance section for details of the costs and financial support available. In addition to the university-wide awards from the Cambridge, Commonwealth, European and International Trusts, at Christ's we have Christ’s College International Awards and Christ's Awards. The Christ's College International Awards awards are worth £10,000 per annum and may be accompanied by a full or partial waiver of the College Fee (currently £10,600 a year).
More information is available on our page on international financial support.
We encourage you to attend one of our annual Christ's International Webinars. See Christ's International webinars info. You may like to also attend other online events - we run lots of webinars, and our open days are online, with an optional visit, so you can still attend them even if you can't get to Cambridge.
We also encourage prospective students from Norway to explore the support available from Project Access Norway if your school cannot support you with a Cambridge application.
You can explore the college online and see lots of pictures to help you to get a sense of it. We have a College map and there are picture pages for First Court, Second Court, Third Court, New Court and the Fellows' Garden, as well as a section on Christ's facilities including pages on the Hall, Canteen, Working Library, Old Library, Law Library, Chapel, Theatre, Common Rooms, Café and Bar, Swimming Pool, Gym, Squash Court, Function Room, Sports Fields and Boathouse. There's a page on accommodation, and 360 degree photography of First Court, The Fellows' Garden, and Third Court.
For your course research we recommend reading the Christ's subject page (and following links from it to the university pages too). It is essential to read this page before making your application as it also has any subject-specific requirements, advice and resources.
Please also feel free to email Kristy, Jan and Ellie in Christ's Admissions Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions. We'll be pleased to hear from you!