Dates and Deadlines

Below is a list of the important dates for those making an application for entry in 2021, or for deferred entry in 2022. We recommend you refer back to this page regularly to ensure you are on track with your application! If you have any questions about these dates and deadlines, please contact the admissions office at:

COVID-19 Update: Whilst we hope that the 2020-2021 admissions round will, for the most part, be unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic this year, please note that information on this page is subject to change dependent on how the situation develops. Therefore, please only use this page as guide for the time-being. Finalised details will be updated as soon as possible.


1st September 2020

Candidates for Organ Scholarships


Candidates must submit their Cambridge Online Preliminary Application (COPA), a draft copy of their UCAS personal statement, and high-school transcript (if relevant). Candidates must also have submitted an academic reference and coversheet (both by email and as a hard copy with a signature) as well as their Musical Ability reference and coversheet (again, both by email and as a hard copy with a signature).


Early September 2020

All applicants

Completed applications can be submitted to UCAS. If you want to get a head-start with completing your application, you can access the UCAS portal from May 22nd, but will not be able to submit the application until this date. All students will need to apply through UCAS.

12th September


Candidates for Organ Scholarship

Candidates for Organ Scholarship must have submitted a data protection form, and if relevant a UMS form, any necessary written work (with coversheet) and a disability adjustment form. 

20th September 2020

Applicants requesting an overseas interview

Applicants wishing to be interviewed overseas in Malaysia or Singapore must submit their UCAS application, Cambridge Online Preliminary Application (COPA) form and high-school transcript. Should it be relevant to your chosen subject, we also recommend that you register for your pre-interview assessment by this date. Applicants from these countries who are happy to be interviewed in the UK do not need to submit their applications at this point.

20th - 23rd September 2020

Candidates for Organ Scholarships

Organ trials and academic interviews will take place for those candidates applying for Organ Scholarships.

1st October 2020
(17.00 UK time)

Applicants for Medicine

Applicants who wish to study Medicine must ensure that they are registered for the BMAT.
15th October 2020
(18:00 UK time)
All applicants

All applicants must have submitted their UCAS application by this date, and registered for a pre-interview assessment if their subject requires one. For applicants from disadvantaged educational, personal or medical backgrounds, your school should also submit an Extenuating Circumstances Form.

19th October 2020
(18:00 UK time)
Overseas applicants
Overseas students who do not attend a school or college in the UK or EU are required to submit a Cambridge Online Preliminary Application (COPA) and a transcript online (if relevant). The deadline for submitting the COPA and transcript is earlier if you are applying for overseas interviews in Malaysia or Singapore. The COPA is available to complete from late July onwards.
22nd October 2020 (18:00 UK time) All applicants

All students must submit the Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ) online. You will receive your SAQ log-in details by email within 36 hours after you submit your UCAS form. Applicants from the UK and EU who are required to send a transcript along with their application must also send it by this date. All applicants who declared a disability, Specific Learning Difficulty or long-term illness on their UCAS form, or who receive adjustments for exams at school for any reason, must submit an adjustment form and any associated documents (even if only to confirm that no adjustments are required).

4th November 2020 All applicants
Pre-interview assessments take place in schools, colleges and other assessment centres (BMAT and ELAT).
5th November 2020 All applicants Pre-interview assessments take place in schools, colleges and other assessment centres (ECAA, ENGAA, NSAA, CTMUA and TSA).
5th November 2020   All applicants

If your subject requires you to send written work, we must have received it by this date. Applicants for Medicine only must also send a fee status questionnaire by this date.

Late November 2020 All applicants
Applicants will be informed whether or not they have been invited to interview. Those applicants who are invited will be required to confirm their attendance.

Early December 2020

All applicants
Interviews for all subjects take place in Cambridge. This usually take place during the first three weeks of December with the main bulk likely to be during the week commencing 6th December 2020. Please be aware that these dates are provisional and that if you are invited for interview, we will tell you a specific time and date for your interview. Those applicants who have requested an overseas interview should check the dates of their interviews here.
Late January 2021  All applicants
Applicants will be informed via email whether their application has been successful. Letters should be received shortly after this.
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