Prospective applicants from Poland

This page is part of the section for international applicants to Christ's College, Cambridge. It provides support for applicants from Poland.

Three students talking in the Library foyer, Christ's College, Cambridge
  Mateusz (middle) is from Piaseczno, and studies
  Land Economy at Christ's.

We welcome applicants from Poland who would like to apply for a place here at Christ's College.



Entry requirements

Student with a pile of books in the library
  Mateusz took the Nova Matura at school

Typical Christ's offers for applicants taking the Świadectwo Dojrzałości (Certificate of Maturity) / Nova Matura would ask you to achieve 95th percentile scores in up to two extended level subjects and an average of 90th percentile across all subjects taken.

If you are taking the Nova Matura, we advise you to contact us with information about your school curriculum and which state exams you are able to access so that we can advise you.

If you opt to take the International Baccalaureate, you would normally need to achieve 42 points overall (including bonus points), with 7,7,6 in Higher Level subjects. There is a list of IB World Schools in Poland.

At Christ's we make adjusted offers to students from Poland holding a European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) medal or a International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) medal. See the information about further achievements on our entrance requirements page.

Offers for Mathematics include STEP II and III. Offers for Engineering and Chemical Engineering via Engineering include STEP I. Further information about STEP and preparation support is available on the relevant subject page

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.

Diana from Poland
 Diana is also from Piaseczno, and did the
 International Baccalaureate at school.

Student profile

Diana is from Piaseczno, and wrote a student profile at the end of her first year studying Human, Social and Political Sciences (HSPS) to share her experiences with future students.

In the profile, Diana explains what attracted her to the course, the college system, how she found the application process, what she was looking forward to (and what she was worried about!) before she arrived in Cambridge, how the teaching works, the difference between her studies in Cambridge and studying at school in Poland, the best and the hardest things, what she does when she's not working, and what she does in the holidays.

Read Diana's student profile

Financial Support

EU students wishing to commence their studies in October 2021 entry will be eligible to apply for Christ's College International Awards. These awards are worth £10,000 per annum and may be accompanied by a full or partial waiver of the College Fee (currently £9,400 per annum). More information is available on our page on international financial support.

Emily and Mateusz at PA Bootcampt
   Dr Emily Tomlinson (Christ's Director of Admissions) and
   Mateusz at a Project Access Poland Bootcamp

Where can I find out more?

Do explore the international students section in particular, sign up for online webinars (in particular the annual Christ's International Webinars), and feel free to email Kristy, Jan and Ellie in the Christ's Admissions Office: with any questions about applying from Poland. We'll be pleased to hear from you!

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