Applicant Information 2019

After 15 October, King's applicants for 2020 and 2021 entry will receive an email directing them to this page. If you are a current applicant and have not received an email from us (emails were sent on the 16th and 17th October) please in the first instance check your SPAM folder before contacting us.

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!

We encourage you to help us to help you by:

  • Reading this section 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!

The Application Process

Please ensure that you have read the 'Application Process' page thoroughly. It sets out the application process from beginning to end. It is also essential for all King's candidates to read 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.

Thinking of applying to King's? See here for a breakdown of the process, from submitting your UCAS application to receiving your offer.
Applying for entry in 2020, or for deferred entry in 2021? Check the dates and deadlines for your application here.  

After Submitting your UCAS Form and SAQ

(Information for 22 Oct-7 Nov)

It is essential for all King's candidates to read the pre-interview notes for candidates page very carefully indeed and take whatever action is required. 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 7 November 2019, as well as details of admissions assessments, interviews, and any additional things you need to do for your subject.

Deadlines:

22 October 2019 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. 
7 November 2019

Confidentiality and feedback form  

All applicants to King's must complete and send this form (as well as the accompanying documents it requests) by post. 
7 November 2019 UMS form Applicants taking modular A levels.
7 November 2019 Fee status form Only applicants for the medicine course need to submit this. If you are a UK Medicine applicant this is still a requirement. 
7 November 2019 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.

 

Candidates for some subjects are required to submit written work as part of the application process - see more here.
Some documents, such as written work and confidentiality agreements, must be sent to the College by post - find out more here.

Invitation to Interviews in Cambridge


(Information for 15-30 Nov - dates are approximate)

Interviews at King's will take place between Monday 2 December and Tuesday 17 December 2019 (inclusive). Please keep these dates free.

The page below tells you which dates we expect to interview for each subject. These dates are provisional and may change. It is important to keep 2-17 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.

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.

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

Emails sent 05/11: Archaeology

Emails sent 06/11: History of Art

Emails sent 08/11: Mathematics, Architecture

Emails sent 13/11: Law

Emails sent 18/11: Economics, Classics, Linguistics

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

Letters posted 05/11: Archaeology

Letters posted 06/11: History of Art

Letters posted 08/11: Mathematics, Architecture

Letters posted 13/11: Law

Letters posted 18/11: Classics, Linguistics

Provisional interview dates in Cambridge and overseas for King's applicants who have applied for entry in 2020 or deferred entry in 2021.
These notes are for current King's applicants, to be read in the context of the Applicant Information 2019.

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.

It's completely normal to be nervous about coming to interview, but here's some practical advice about how to prepare for the process.
This page is for King's applicants who have been invited for interview in Cambridge.
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These notes are for current King's applicants, to be read in the context of the Applicant Information 2019.

Decisions for all Applicants

Decisions for all applicants will be made in January.

Wednesday 15 January 2020: 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 Wednesday 15 January 2020 (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

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: undergraduate.admissions@kings.cam.ac.uk.

Other contact details:

Undergraduate Admissions Office
King's College
Cambridge
CB2 1ST
United Kingdom

This page is for King's applicants who have been invited for interview in Cambridge.
It's completely normal to be nervous about coming to interview, but here's some practical advice about how to prepare for the process.
These notes are for current King's applicants, to be read in the context of the Applicant Information 2019.

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