University of Cambridge Entry Requirements

University of Cambridge Entry Requirements

Before applying, you need to check that you have, or are likely to achieve, the right grades at the right level and in the appropriate/relevant subjects for the course you have chosen. Whatever system you’re being educated in, we require top grades in the highest level qualifications available for school/college students – most successful applicants ultimately exceed the conditions of their offer.

Typical offers and requirements

Although this website mainly talks in terms of A Levels and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB), many other school and national examinations at an equivalent level are equally acceptable and these are shown below. We’re happy to consider applicants taking a combination of qualifications from different examination systems providing the individual qualifications are acceptable and any subject requirements are met. If the qualification you’re taking isn’t listed here, please see EU and International qualifications.

One of the strengths of the Cambridge admissions system is its ability to assess all applicants individually, and all Colleges may modify offers to take account of individual circumstances. This means that some applicants may be set lower/more challenging offers than those listed on these pages/in the course entries, and some offers may specify grades to be achieved in particular subjects.

All undergraduate admissions decisions are the responsibility of the Cambridge Colleges so please also check College-specific requirements and subject preferences with the College(s) you’re considering applying to.

Please note you may be required to submit a transcript outlining details of your qualifications as part of your application.