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). We will confirm later this year what format the interviews will follow at Emmanuel.
About the Interviews
University Interview Information

For courses with pre-registraton requirements, please check the website carefully, to ensure you register on time.

All correspondence will be emailed direclty 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.

2023–24 The information below relates to the admissions round for entry in October 2024 and deferred entry in October 2025. 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 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(s):

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 16 October.

How to prepare

1 September

Organ Scholarship - Emmanuel does not have any vacancies for entry in 2024 or 2025.

Application and Transcript deadline for Organ Scholarship applicants. Please note: the application process for organ applicants will begin late July/early August. Once the results of the organ trials are known, applicants will need to submit a UCAS application by 16 October (see below). Organ applicants also need to submit a reference by 11 September.

PLEASE NOTE: we do not acccept organ scholarship applications for the following subjects: Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Computer Science, Engineering, Land Economy, Medicine, Natural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine.

20 - 23 September

Organ Trials

PLEASE NOTE: Emmanuel does not have any vacancies for entry in 2024 or 2025.

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

Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology - NSAA
Computer Science - TMUA
Economics - TMUA
Engineering - ENGAA
Medicine - BMAT
Natural Sciences - NSAA
Veterinary Medicine - NSAA

Dates and Costs: you must register by 29 September.

How to Register: please ensure you give your assessment centre all the correct information well in advance of the registration deadline. They must be registered as a test centre by: 12:00noon (UK Time) on 15 September.
9 - 23 October UCAS Application acknowledgement emails will be sent from Emmanuel College Admissions Office during this period.
16 October Final deadline for submitting the UCAS form for all applicants by 18:00 (UK Time).
18 October The following assessments will be taken:

Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology - NSAA
Computer Science - TMUA
Economics - TMUA
Engineering - ENGAA
Medicine - BMAT
Natural Sciences - NSAA
Veterinary Medicine - NSAA
23 October

Deadline for submission of the My Cambridge Application Form by 18:00 (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. The form will be available from September 2023.

2 November

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.

3 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.
16 - 26 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 16 November.

Emails inviting applicants to interview in Cambridge will be sent during this period.
22 - 28 November Cambridge College Registered 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.
4 - 13 December

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

All interviews at Emmanuel will take place online via Zoom. Guidance will be available via the interview invitation. Admissions interview period for those invited to interview by the College (excluding organ scholarship applicants).

Preparing for your interviews.

24 January 2024

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 25 January to 31 January inclusive.

9 February 2024 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 9 February 2024.

28 March 2024

Feedback will be emailed to UCAS Referees by 28 March 2024.
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