Important Dates

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

The 2021 interview period at Emmanuel will take place between Monday 6 - Wednesday 15 December inclusive. All interviews will be carried out remotely. If you are called for interview, the invitation will confirm what you will need for your interview. In the meantime, the University website has information on the remote interviews.

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

Emmanuel College Admissions Office.

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


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

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 September

Application and Transcript deadline for Organ Scholarship applicants. Please note: the application process for organ applicants will begin in July 2021. Once the results of the organ trials are known, applicants will need to submit a UCAS application by 15 October (see below). Organ applicants also need to submit a reference by 11 September.

20 September

Deadline for UCAS applications for applicants applying for the October interview slots with the international interviews team. You must submit your application by 18:00 (UK Time).

27 September Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ) and Transcripts deadline for international students requesting to be interviewed in October. You must submit the SAQ by 18:00 (UK Time).
1 October Deadline for Medicine applicants to have been registered to take the November BMAT. Candidates must be registered by their assessment centre for the BMAT.

Computer Science applicants are required to register to take the Test of Mathematics for University Admissions (TMUA). To take the TMUA, your assessment centre must have registered you by this date. It may be possible to register after this deadline for an additional fee (see the TMUA website for details).
7 - 22 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 (excluding October interview slots with the international interview team; see above) by 18:00 (UK Time).
15 October Deadline for registration for pre-interview assessments (excluding the BMAT and the TMUA, which have a registration deadline of 1 October; see above). You must register (separately from your UCAS application) for pre-interview assessments. Please ensure you give your assessment centre all the correct information in advance of the registration.
22 October

You need to submit your SAQ by 18:00 (UK Time) if you are not applying for the October interview slots with the international interview team (see above). The University will email you a link to the SAQ shortly after you submit your UCAS form.

Transcript deadline for all applicants, except Organ Scholarship applicants and those wishing to be interviewed in October by the international interview team; see above.

22 October The Extenuating Circumstances form needs to be submitted by this date in order for the contents to be considered pre-interview.
Early November Pre-interview assessments including the BMAT and TMUA taken.
4 November

Deadline date for the submission of additional application documents, e.g., written work.

5 November Emails to applicants (College interview only - not for applicants being interviewed by the overseas team) confirming the range of interview dates for each subject will be sent on this date.
15 - 27 November Emails to applicants who are not selected for interview in Cambridge will be sent during this period. Please note: those applying for subjects that have an at-interview assessment, or no assessment, may receive an email before 15 November.

Emails inviting applicants to interview in Cambridge will be sent during this period.
6 - 15 December

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

Admissions interview period for those invited to interview by the College (excluding organ scholarship applicants and those being interviewed by the Overseas Teams).

25 January 2022

All decisions (offer, pool and unsuccessful) will be emailed to applicants by 17:00 (UK Time) on Tuesday 25 January 2022.

28 January - 1 February 2022 Offer letters ONLY will be sent by email to applicants from Thursday 28 January until Tuesday 1 February inclusive.
January 2022 Winter Pool decisions will be emailed to applicants throughout January.

11 February 2022

Deadline date for the College to receive email requests for feedback from applicants or their Schools/Colleges. Please ensure the request is emailed directly to the College's Admissions Office from you or your UCAS Referee/Teacher only. We will not accept requests from parents/guardians or education management companies.
31 March 2022 Requested feedback will be sent to Schools/Colleges by this date.

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