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University of Cambridge application dates and deadlines

Dates and deadlines

Each undergraduate admissions round runs from September to September, for entry in October.

There are a number of key dates and deadlines along the way and it is essential that you meet these if you want a chance of your application succeeding.

The UCAS deadline for applying to Oxford and Cambridge is earlier than for other universities. The deadline for applications this year is 6.00 pm GMT on 15 October.

Please find below the key dates and deadlines for the 2021-22 admissions round, for entry in October 2022 or deferred entry in October 2023.

Please also find below the key dates and deadlines (in progress) for the 2022-23 admissions round, for entry in October 2023 or deferred entry in October 2024.

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2021-2022 Admissions Round

January 2022

  • Early January: A small number of interviews may take place in the first two weeks of January.
  • Mid January: Winter Pool 
  • Mid January: Winter Pool interviews, as necessary
  • 25 January: Decisions on interviews (if you have had a pool interview, your decision may not arrive until a few days later) 

February 2022

  • 15 February: Deadline for requests for feedback from unsuccessful applicants
  • 15 February: Deadline for applications for Choral Awards
  • 28 February: Deadline for applications for Instrumental Award
  • Information on financial guarantee requirements sent to offer holders

April 2022

  • 15 April: Deadline for challenges to fee status categorisation
  • 29 April: Deadline for the submission of the Financial Guarantee Progress Form
  • Submit DBS applications to the Student Registry

June 2022

  • 15 June: Deadline for the submission of financial guarantees/confirmation of loan eligibility from Student Finance 

July 2022

  • 31 July: Deadline for Language (IELTS/TOEFL) conditions to be met by offer holders

August 2022

  • Early-mid August: Publication of A-level and STEP results
  • Mid August: August Reconsideration Pool
  • 31 August: Deadline for successful re-marks and all offer conditions to be met

October 2022

  • 1 October: Start of the new academic year 

2022-2023 Admissions Round

August 2022

  • 1 August: Registration for the LNAT opens

September 2022

  • 1 September: Transcript deadline for applicants for Organ Scholarships
  • 11 September: Reference deadline for applicants for Organ Scholarships
  • 15 September: Deadline for Law applicants to register for the LNAT. Applicants must sit the test by 15 October.
  • Mid September: UCAS and transcript deadline (6.00 pm GMT) for applicants applying for the October interview slots (to be confirmed) with the international interviews team. These are available in certain subjects and are reserved for time zones of GMT + 7 hours or more (except candidates in China and Hong Kong who should apply by 15 October). Please see the international interviews page for more information.
  • Late September: Deadline for transcript submission and additional questionnaire for applicants applying for the October interview slots with the international interviews team.
  • 30 September: Deadline for applicants to register for the following pre-registration required assessments:
  1. Engineering applicants - ENGAA
  2. Medicine applicants - BMAT
  3. Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology applicants, Natural Science applicants and Veterinary Medicine applicants - NSAA     
  4. Computer Science applicants and Economics applicants - TMUA

October 2022

  • 15 October: Deadline for UCAS applications (6.00 pm GMT). Candidates in China, Hong Kong, the USA and Canada should apply by 15 October 2022 for interviews in November (to be confirmed) with the international team or December with the College.
  • 15 October: Deadline by which Law applicants must sit the LNAT
  • 18 October: Date of the BMAT and TMUA assessments
  • 19 October: Date of the ENGAA and NSAA assessments
  • 22 October: Deadline of submission for the My Cambridge Application form
  • Mid-Late October: Deadline for transcript submissions and additional questionnaire for overseas applicants for interview in Cambridge, Canada, Hong Kong, PR China or USA
  • 22 October: Deadline for the submission of the Extenuating Circumstances Form
  • Mid-Late October: Deadline for submission of the Disability Allowances Form (tbc)

November 2022

  • 3 November: Deadline for submission of written work in relevant subjects 
  • 3 November: Deadline for the submission of the Applicant Additional Information and Confidentiality Form
  • Early November: Deadline for submission of, if relevant, any UMS marks already achieved.

December 2022

  • The majority of interviews will take place in the first three weeks of December.
  • Files of unsuccessful applicants from previous round destroyed in line with Data Protection Policy.