Before you apply, use this section to check that you have, or are likely to achieve, the necessary grades and subject choices for the course that interests you.
Choosing appropriate A-Levels is very important. Some courses have specific subject requirements. Please visit the Courses section well in advance of submitting your application to ensure you are taking the correct subjects.
Each time you find a course you are interested in, produce a list using the information on the relevant course page that states: a) the course name; b) grade and subject requirements based on your qualifications and predictions; c) deadlines for any assessment registrations or paperwork submissions; d) the dates of any events you wish to attend to prepare for your application. This will ensure you are well prepared to produce the best application you can.
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Qualifications, Grades and Other Requirements
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There is no age requirement for admission to most undergraduate courses at Cambridge, although the vast majority of undergraduates are either 18 or will turn 18 during their first year. For Medicine, students must be 18 by 1st November of their first year. You’ll need to demonstrate that you have the maturity and personal skills to cope with university level study.
We welcome mature students to Trinity Hall. For more information on life, admission and financing as a mature student please visit the University of Cambridge webpage dedicated to this information.
If English is not your first language, you may be asked to achieve an English language qualification in addition to your school exams.