Applicant information 2018

After 15 October, King's applicants for 2019 and 2020 entry will receive an email directing them to this page. The page has been put up early for information.

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This section will help you through the process - do keep an eye on it!

Thank you for submitting a UCAS form and applying to King’s. Below and in the sub-pages of this section, you will find the information you need for the next stages in the application process. This Applicant Information section is now your main source of information until January. Please read the page and links extremely carefully (you'll see that there's a chronological order), bookmark it, and refer back to it regularly. It is essentially the Admissions Office notice board, and you will miss important and useful information and forms if you do not read it.

Current notes for applicants

  • Welcome to the Applicant Information section!
  •  Overseas students: If you have received a letter from Dr Flack and think that you have been invited for an interview in Cambridge, please read the covering letter again (the page on white paper with your address on it) - you have not understood it. 
  •  Fewer queries = faster invitations to interview!

We encourage you to help us to help you by:

 Reading this section and the Current FAQs thoroughly to see if your question has already been answered.

 Starting every email with your name, subject and UCAS number.

 Sending an email rather than phoning (we can answer your query more efficiently that way).

We don't want to discourage you from getting in touch if there is something that you need to know, but please bear in mind that time spent answering your queries is time not spent working on your applications and interview schedules. Many thanks!

  • Current FAQ's: This page will be updated with answers to frequently asked questions from current applicants throughout the admissions process.

The application process

Please ensure that you have read the how to apply page thoroughly. It sets out the application process from beginning to end. It is also essential for all King's candidates to read and the pre-interview notes carefully (you may be at a disadvantage if you do not read this page).

Please ensure that you are reading your emails at the email address that you wrote on your UCAS form. In particular, we sent you a very important email shortly after the 15 October deadline: King's College, Cambridge: important information for applicants. If you have not read that email carefully as we requested, you may be at a disadvantage.

After submitting your UCAS form and SAQ
(Information for 22 Oct-7 Nov)

It is essential for all King's candidates to read the following page very carefully indeed and take whatever action is required: 

Pre-interview notes for candidates

(You may be at a disadvantage if you do not read these notes)

The pre-interview notes contain information about written work that you may have to send in to arrive by Thursday 8 November 2018, as well as details of admissions assessments, interviews, and any additional things you need to do for your subject.


22 October 2018 Adjustment form

This form is needed if you declared a disability, learning difficulty or long-term illness on your UCAS form (regardless of whether or not you need an adjustment), or if you normally receive adjustments for exams you take at school. 

3 Nov. 2018


feedback  and UMS form

All applicants to King's must complete and send this form (as well as the accompanying documents it requests) by post. 
3 Nov. 2018 Fee status form

 Applicants for the medicine course need to submit a 

If you are a UK Medicine applicant this is still a requirement. 

8 Nov. 2018 Written work and coversheet(s). Please read the written work page for details of which subjects require written work, what is needed and guidelines (including details of how and where to send it). If you are being interviewed overseas we still require any written work requested for your subject.

Invitation to interviews in Cambridge
(Information for 15-30 Nov)

Interviews at King's will take place between Monday 3 December and Tuesday 11 December 2018 (inclusive). Please keep these dates free.

The page above tells you which dates we expect to interview for each subject. These dates are provisional and may change. It is important to keep 3-11 December free.

The initial assessment of your application and scheduling of interviews and tests will take us some time. We will write to you in the second half of November to let you know if you have been selected for interview and give you your interview timetable if relevant.

We send interview invitations (or letters to say that you have not been selected for interview) both by email and by post to all applicants. For information, we will let you know on this page when we have sent emails / letters for your subject so if anything goes astray you will know and can get in touch.

Applicants for the following subjects should have received an email from King's:

 Emails sent 07/11: Mathematics

Emails sent 08/11: Archaeology

Emails sent 09/11: Linguistics

Emails sent 13/11: Philosophy

Emails sent 14/11: History of Art, Law

Emails sent 16/11: Computer Science

Emails sent 19/11: Architecture, Music

Emails sent 20/11: Classics, English, Economics

Emails sent 21/11: Geography, Theology

Emails sent 22/11: HSPS, Natural Sciences (Bio), Natural Sciences (Physical), Chemical Engineering via Natural Sciences, PBS, AMES, ASNC, Chemical Engineering via Engineering, Engineering.

Emails sent 23/11: Medicine, History, History and Politics, History and Modern Languages.

Applicants for the following subjects will also receive a letter by post:

 Letters posted 07/11: Mathematics

Letters posted 08/11: Archaeology

Letters posted 09/11: Linguistics

Letters posted 13/11: Philosophy

Letters posted 14/11: History of Art, Law

Letters posted 17/11: Computer Science

Letters posted 19/11: Architecture, Music

Letters posted 21/11: Classics, English, Economics

Letters posted 22/11: Geography, Theology

Letters posted 23/11: HSPS, Natural Sciences (Bio), Natural Sciences (Physical), Chemical Engineering via Natural Sciences, PBS, AMES, ASNC, Chemical Engineering via Engineering, Engineering.

If your subject is listed above and you have not heard from us (either by email or by letter) within five working days of when we wrote to you, please get in touch with us.

Overseas (i.e. non-EU) students will be sent a document by post which, when presented with an interview invitation, will enable them get a visa. If you are currently studying in an EU country but would need a visa to enter the UK for an interview, please email us as soon as possible to let us know.

For applicants invited to interview in Cambridge
(Information for late Nov-12 Dec)

Your invitation to interview states the date, time(s) and location(s) of all interviews and tests or admissions assessments (if relevant), and directs you to particular details you need.

We will not provide hard copies of the information below during interview week. If you would find it useful to have any of the information with you on the day of your interview, please ensure that you bring it with you.

Many of the documents in this section will be added nearer the time.

January: Decisions for all applicants

Monday 14 January 2019: We will send decision emails to all applicants who had interviews in Cambridge, overseas interview candidates, and affiliated applicants. Please note that this will take some time - some of you will not receive your email until the afternoon. This is a University-wide posting date.

From Monday 14 January 2019 (onwards)  We will post decision letters to all applicants who had interviews in Cambridge, overseas interview candidates, and affiliated applicants.

The Cambridge Admissions website has information about the possible outcomes.

Contacting King's Admissions Office

Email with applicant details

Please help us to help you by including the details we need at the start of every message.

To enable us to work efficiently, we ask you to start all emails / letters with the following information:

  • Your full name (as you wrote it on your UCAS form: please do not use alternative or shortened names)
  • Your subject (including 'Biological' or 'Physical' if it is Natural Sciences)
  • Your UCAS Personal ID.
  • Your requested interview location (if it is not Cambridge,UK)

We strongly prefer you to contact us by email if possible:

Other contact details:

Undergraduate Admissions Office
King's College
United Kingdom

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