Applying to King's

Cambridge is a collegiate university, which means that all students are members of both a College and the University in addition to a Department or Faculty. This being said, applications to Cambridge are handled by individual Colleges. When students make an application to King’s they can be sure that great care will be taken throughout the entire admissions process to fully assess all the applications received, and time will be taken to review each of these in order for us to gain a good understanding of an applicant’s background, interests and academic potential.

Although the application process can seem intimidating, the process is actually much more straightforward than you might think. The resources in the pages below will provide you with everything you will need to know about making an application to King’s. If you find you still have questions after reading these pages, we would suggest that you get in touch with our admissions team. Likewise, if you are a potential applicant who has limited support from your school or home life and would like some advice on making your application, we would also be very happy help! You can contact us directly at: undergraduate.admissions@kings.cam.ac.uk

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.  
Whether you're studying A-Level, the IB, or any other qualification, find out what our standard requirements are here.
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.
Applying as an overseas student? Find out more about the application process and why studying at King's might be for you!
All the information and documents you need if you've already been accepted for an undergraduate place at King's.

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