Wolfson College is one of four Cambridge Colleges which, at undergraduate level, exclusively admit 21+ and affiliated students.
If you are 21 or older by 1 October in the year you hope to come to Cambridge, then you will apply as a 21+ or 'mature' student. Wolfson College welcomes those who want to commit to a full-time course with the same demands, opportunities and challenges that standard age students experience. The rewards of studying for an undergraduate degree may be personal, professional or both and the varied backgrounds and future aspirations that our mature students bring with them create a unique study atmosphere. Whether you have already started working towards the goal of university study or are just starting to explore the options available, we hope that the information in this section will answer your questions.
Mature applicants must follow the standard application procedure as stated on the University of Cambridge website. Please also see our Information for applicants section for information specific to applying to Wolfson College.
If you are a graduate with an approved degree from another university - the equivalent of grade 2:1 in a UK BA or BSc honours degree - you can apply to take a Cambridge BA course as an affiliated student. If your degree is from the EU or overseas, you may wish to contact UK NARIC in order to verify your eligibility for affiliated status.
Affiliated students take their BA degree in one year less than the standard route, for most subjects this means in two instead of three years.
Wolfson College is one of three colleges to consider affiliated applications for Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Those applying for the affiliated Medicine programme might also wish to consider the Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine.
Affiliated applicants must follow the standard application procedure as stated on the University of Cambridge website. Please also see our Information for applicants section for information specific to applying to Wolfson College.
Please note that affiliated applicants cannot submit an open application.