Application procedure

All applicants need to apply through UCAS ( by 15th October to be considered during the first admissions round and by 1st March to be considered during the second admissions round. Once your application has been received you will be prompted by e-mail to complete a Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ). The e-mail will give you the web address of the SAQ and a date by which you must complete it. In order to make a valid application to the University of Cambridge you must submit your SAQ by the deadline specified in this e-mail.

As part of the application, applicants should submit transcripts as part of the SAQ or COPA. Alternatively transcripts can be sent directly to the Undergraduate Administrator at Wolfson either by post or e-mail.

Applicants should send the Admissions Office copies of all certificates they have received for academic qualifications at A level (or equivalent) and above, as well as transcripts relating to any university study. We also recommend that applicants enrolled on Access Diplomas, Open University modules, Foundation Years and Certificates in Higher Education provide a detailed course syllabus.

Applicants living outside the EU should apply online through UCAS in addition to completing a Cambridge Online Preliminary Application (COPA) by the relevant deadlineIf your family home is outside the EU but you are attending school/college within the EU at the time of your application, you do not need to submit a COPA but may be contacted to confirm your situation. 

We expect all applicants to attend interview in person. If you cannot travel to Cambridge, you should consider applying to be interviewed overseas. Telephone/Skype interviews can be held if there are extenuating circumstances, and requests for this should be sent to the Undergraduate Administrator as early as possible after application. Please note that we can never guarantee that a telephone/Skype interview will be possible.

Applicants for the Graduate Course in Medicine should apply online through UCAS as well as completing the seperate Graduate Course in Medicine Application Form. It is not possible to apply for the CGCM without completing the application form; UCAS applications received without the form will be regarded as invalid.

Applicants for subjects requiring the submission of written work should submit this to the Wolfson College Admissions Office once you have received an invitation to interview. If you are unsure of whether your subject requires the submission of written work, please see our Subjects section.