The SAQ Form

The SAQ form must be submitted by all applicants to the University of Cambridge. The purpose of the SAQ is to ensure that we have complete and consistent information about all applicants. It also enables us to collect information that's not part of the UCAS application but is helpful when assessing applications, such as the topics you've covered as part of your AS/A Level (or equivalent) courses (which helps our interviewers decide which questions to ask).
 


 

Students from the UK and EU

Within 36 hours of submitting your UCAS form, you will receive an email giving you log-in details for the SAQ, which you must submit online. You have not submitted a valid application to Cambridge / King's if you fail to meet the SAQ deadline, and we will not pursue your application any further.

We strongly recommend that you do not leave any part of your application to the last minute in case you encounter difficulties that may take some time to resolve and which may cause you to miss a deadline as a result. We can start working on your application as soon as we receive your SAQ and encourage you to submit it as soon as you are able once you have the log-in details (though please do not rush it).

You may be asked to send a transcript with your SAQ form. You do not need to delay submission of your SAQ for this if you do not have it to hand - you can log in again to submit the transcript as long as you do so by the deadline.

Within 24 hours of submitting your SAQ you will receive a confirmation email. Please ensure that you have received this.

Students from outside the UK and EU

Within 36 hours of submitting your UCAS form, you will receive an email giving you log-in details and the deadline for the SAQ. Your email will confirm that you must submit the SAQ online by the relevant deadline.

For students from outside the EU, the SAQ is only a short form. Once you enter your COPA reference number, most of the questions on the form will disappear as they are for students from the UK and EU countries.

Since you will need to enter your COPA reference number in order to complete the SAQ, it is essential to submit your COPA and receive your COPA confirmation email containing your COPA reference number before you can work on the SAQ. Do bear in mind that the COPA confirmation email may take up to 24 hours to arrive. Most students fill in the COPA form well ahead of the deadlines so that everything is ready at this stage.

You have not submitted a valid application to Cambridge / King's if you fail to meet the SAQ deadline, and we will not pursue your application any further. We strongly recommend that you do not leave any part of your application to the last minute in case you encounter difficulties that may take some time to resolve and which may cause you to miss a deadline as a result.

Within 24 hours of submitting your SAQ you will receive a confirmation email. Please ensure that you have received this.

Applying for entry in 2020, or for deferred entry in 2021? Check the dates and deadlines for your application here.  
Thinking of applying to King's? See here for a breakdown of the process, from submitting your UCAS application to receiving your offer.
Some applicants will need to send us a transcript of their academic qualifications - find out more here.
Candidates who have been educated outside of the UK and EU are required to submit a COPA form as part of the application process.

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