If you wish to apply for an undergraduate place at Cambridge, you need to be in the top one or two per cent of your year group, and doing very well in the subject area you'd like to study.
A Levels, the International Baccalaureate (IB) or equivalent qualifications covering three or four subjects in depth are the usual preparation for undergraduate study here. Whatever system you’re being educated in, we require top grades in the highest level qualifications available for school/college students, and assess students not only on their achievements in these qualifications, but also on their ability and readiness to join in discussion of their subject.
Typical offer levels for a range of qualifications can be found in the main Entrance requirements section. If you're studying for a different education qualification, you should check the relevant country-specific information and get in touch as soon as possible to discuss the appropriateness of your qualifications for study at Cambridge. In the first instance, you should contact the Cambridge Admissions Office for advice, providing:
· brief details of the qualifications that you have taken/are taking
· your achieved/expected grades
· the subject you're interested in applying for at the University
You'll then be advised on course requirements, further information needed, and how you'll be assessed.
English language requirements
· IELTS– normally a minimum overall grade of 7.5, usually with 7.0 or above in each element
· Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English– grade A or B
The University Language Centre runs an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programme for students who aren't native English speakers. Designed to help improve English language and academic skills relevant to your course through workshops and individual supervisions, attendance at the programme may be included as a condition of your offer.