Important Dates

The following gives a brief overview of the University of Cambridge application process, with further details for those applying to Emmanuel College.

The interview period at Emmanuel will take place between Monday 9 - Wednesday 18 December (inclusive).

If you are invited to interview, you will receive your interview invitation between Monday 11 - Wednesday 27 November inclusive.

You will normally be expected to be interviewed at Emmanuel College in person in Cambridge. This is the case whether you are based in the UK or Overseas.

Online interviews will be arranged only in exceptional circumstances. If you know that you will be unable to travel to Cambridge, you must let us know via an online form and explain the reason for not attending in person. This will be sent to all applicants following submission of your application.

The structure and aims of the interview are the same regardless of format, and students will not be disadvantaged in any way by the format of their interview. The same is true of consideration of applicants by other colleges via the Winter Pool.

Interview Information

For courses with pre-registraton requirements, please check the website carefully, to ensure you register on time. Your application will be invalid if you do not register.

All correspondence will be emailed directly to applicants, so it is very important that you check your inbox frequently (including your junk email inbox) during the application & interview period. If you email the Admissions Office, please state your full name, subject & UCAS personal ID number.

Please take careful note of Emmanuel's College Admissions Policy.

2024–25 The information below relates to the admissions round for entry in October 2025 and deferred entry in October 2026. This page may be updated throughout the Summer.
Please note:

STUDENTS REGISTERED AT OTHER UNIVERSITIES: Emmanuel College will only, as a matter of principle, consider applications from students enrolled on degree courses at other universities in very exceptional circumstances or where there is a change of subject.

Any application to study at Cambridge would need strong support from your course director or other academic tutor at your current university. A reference/letter of recommendation from that person to the College would be required before we could consider an application, and such applications would still be subject to the same academic assessment as any other application to the University.

1 August - 15 September

Written Assessment: pre-registration required for the following subject:

Law - LNAT

Dates and Deadlines

Booking your Test: you must register and book your LNAT slot during 1 August - 15 September in order to sit the test before or on 15 October.

How to prepare

1 September

Organ Scholarship - Emmanuel has a vacancy for 2026 entry only

Please note: the application process for organ applicants will begin in early August. Further information, including deadline dates, are available online.

PLEASE NOTE: Emmanuel does not acccept organ scholarship applications for the following subjects: Land Economy and Medicine.

16 September Written Assessment: pre-registration required for the following subject(s):

Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology - ESAT
Computer Science - TMUA
Economics - TMUA
Engineering - ESAT
Natural Sciences - ESAT
Veterinary Medicine - ESAT

ESAT - dates and deadlines, costs, booking your test and how to prepare

TMUA - dates and deadlines, costs, booking your test and how to prepare
19 September

Written Assessment: pre-registration required for the following subject:

Medicine - UCAT

Dates and Deadlines

Booking your Test: you must register for the UCAT by 19 September. The last test day is 26 September.

How to prepare

22 - 25 September

Organ Trials

PLEASE NOTE: Emmanuel has a vacancy for 2026 entry only

7 - 25 October UCAS Application acknowledgement emails will be sent from Emmanuel College Admissions Office during this period.
15 October Final deadline for submitting the UCAS form for all applicants by 6:00pm (UK Time).
22 October

Deadline for submission of the My Cambridge Application Form by 6:00pm (UK Time).

Transcript deadline for applicants (if applicable), except Organ Scholarship applicants (see above).

The Extenuating Circumstances form needs to be submitted by this date in order for the contents to be considered pre-interview. Further information will be available from September 2024.

1 November Emails to applicants confirming the range of interview dates for each subject will be sent on this date. These emails are for information only and are not official interview invitations.
? November - date to be confirmed

Deadline date for the submission of additional application documents, e.g., written work. Guidance on how to submit these documents will be sent as part of your application acknowledgement from the College.

11 - 27 November Emails to applicants who are not selected for interview will be sent during this period. Please note: those applying for subjects that have a Cambridge College registered assessment, or no assessment, may receive an email before 11 November.

Emails inviting applicants to interview in Cambridge will be sent during this period.
? November - dates to be confirmed Cambridge College Admissions Assessments take place. These are for applicants who are shortlisted for interview in certain courses. You do not need to register for these assessments and the College will provide details directly to you.
9 - 18 December

PLEASE NOTE: it may be necessary to incorporate further dates.

Admissions interview period for those invited to interview by the College. Please see the note at the top of this page with regards to interview format.

Preparing for your interviews.

30 January 2025

All decisions will be available via the UCAS Hub. Please note: the outcome might not appear on the Hub until later in the day. The College will send decision emails to applicants on the same day.

Offer letters and Terms of Admission will be sent by email to applicants from 31 January onwards.

14 February 2025 Unsuccessful applicants, who would like to receive feedback from the College, should ask their UCAS Referee or Teacher, to complete an online form. The link will be sent to all applicants, as part of the application acknowledgement email, and requests must be received by 14 February 2025.

4 April 2025

Feedback will be emailed to UCAS Referees by 4 April 2025.
Admissions Complaints and Appeals