Open Days 7 and 8 July 2022

We will be participating in the in person Cambridge Open Days on 7 and 8 July 2022. You will need to book on the Cambridge Open Days, but no separate booking is required to visit King's. Please have your general Open Day ticket with you on the day, you will need to show this at the gate. 

Please note: Entry for Open Day visitors will ONLY be through the front gate on King's Parade. 

 

7 and 8 July - What's on at King's?

Over two days, prospective students will be able to visit King's and attend some King's college specific sessions on 7th and 8th July and access to our videos etc will be available before and after this. Our live sessions are aimed at Year 12 students who are planning to apply to University in October 2022 for entry in 2023 or deferred entry in 2024. You can expect: 

7th July: King's open from 9am - last entry and last tour at 5.30pm

time What's on  
11:00 - 11:45 Welcome to King's and Q&A with King's College Admissions Tutor This is a drop-in sessions for prospective applicants, parents/guardians and teachers, no registration required
12:00 - 12:45 Q&A with Director of studies (subject to availability, see below) This is a drop-in sessions for prospective applicants, no registration required. Due to capacity of rooms, parents/guardians/teachers/advisors will not be able to attend these. 
All day Tours of King's and King's accommodation with current undergraduate students  This is a drop-in sessions for prospective applicants, parents/guardians and teachers, no registration required
All day drop-in talk with an admissions officer  This is a drop-in sessions for prospective applicants, parents/guardians and teachers, no registration required

 

8th July King's open from 9am - last entry and last tour at 5.00pm

time What's on  
11:00 - 11:45 Welcome to King's and Q&A with King's College Admissions Tutor This is a drop-in sessions for prospective applicants, parents/guardians and teachers, no registration required
12:00 - 12:45 Q&A with Director of studies (subject to availability, see below)  This is a drop-in sessions for prospective applicants, no registration required. Due to capacity of rooms, parents/guardians/teachers/advisors will not be able to attend these. 
All day Tours of King's and King's accommodation with current undergraduate students This is a drop-in sessions for prospective applicants, parents/guardians and teachers, no registration required
All day drop-in talk with an admissions officer This is a drop-in sessions for prospective applicants, parents/guardians and teachers, no registration required

 

We are currently expecting the following Directors of studies to be available on Thursday:

  • ASNC
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Classics
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • HSPS
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • MML
  • Music
  • Natural Sciences Biological and Physical
  • Philosophy
  • Theology

We are currently expecting the following Directors of studies to be available on Friday:

  • Archaeology
  • Classics
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • English
  • History/History and Modern Languages
  • HSPS
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • MML
  • Natural Sciences Biological and Physical
  • Philosophy
  • PBS

Booking information

Although you won't need to book for any of the sessions at King's specifically, please be aware that you will only be able to attend if you have booked onto the Cambridge Open Days. You will not be able to enter King's during the Open Days without a valid ticket, so please have this ready. You can book for the Cambridge Open Days here

Welcome to King's!

Welcome to the Open Days at King's College Cambridge!

Our Admissions Tutor, Dr Zoe Adams, has recorded a welcome to King's and explanation of Cambridge video. It gives an overview of how the collegiate system works and what studying at Cambridge and King's is like. This is a presentation for prospective students lasting 30 minutes and we hope that you will find it helpful.

Welcome to King's College

King's College Admissions Tutor, Dr Zoe Adams, gives an introduction to King's College and CambridgeThis is a presentation for prospective students lasting 30 minutes, to watch before Q&A sessions with our Admissions Tutor and as a general intro to Cambridge. Many thanks and we hope that you will find it helpful.

Virtual tours of the college

If you can't attend one of our Open Days in person (see details above), you can still have a virtual look around the college grounds, our library and the famous King's College, Chapel.   

King's College, Cambridge - Tour of College for prospective students

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The Library is normally closed to the public but this virtual tour will give you a sense of its appearance and different rooms.
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Take a virtual tour of the College grounds and explore King's from the Front Gate to the River Cam and Fellows' Garden.
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Use the 'Navigate the Chapel' button in the top left of the tour to choose a different viewing point in the Chapel.

Making a competitive application - useful resources

When you are thinking about making an application to University, it's usually best to start looking at the courses you want to apply to, to find out about the content and structure of the course.  You can find more information about the subjects offered at King's below. 

Once you know which subject you want to apply for, it's important to develop further knowledge in your subject. Successful applicants have engaged with their subject beyond the school curriculum in a variety of ways. There is no perfect formula for this, your academic journey is as individual as you are. If you are still at the beginning of this or are not sure how to continue, we have collected some resources for super-curricular engagement, that will hopefully be useful for you!

Start reading about the application process early enough! Cambridge has an earlier application deadline than other Universities and we also have some additional forms you have to fill in, as well as pre-interview assessments you may have to register for (depending on your subject). Especially if you are applying with limited support, it can be useful to get in touch with a college admissions office by email early on. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have!

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Find out more about choosing your subject and see the full list of the courses available to study at King's, from Anglo-Saxon to Theology.
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We encourage all prospective applicants to pursue their interests beyond the standard school curriculum.
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Thinking of applying to King's? See here for a breakdown of the process, from submitting your UCAS application to receiving your offer.
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Not all applicants have access to clear or accurate advice about applying to Cambridge - find out about how we can help.

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