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Applying in autumn 2021?

Students working in the library

This page is for students who are considering applying to Caius/Cambridge in autumn 2021. You may find it useful to bookmark it, as it will be regularly updated with news and upcoming events as the year goes on. 

Applying to Cambridge can seem like a very complex process at the best of times; in the context of a global pandemic, it might seem especially hard to know how to navigate the various stages of the application process, and the run-up to it. (Note that it is advisable for Cambridge applicants to start their thinking about and preparation for their application early - i.e. near the start of 2021, rather than in August/September!) At Caius we want to give you as much support and encouragement as we can as you prepare your application. Our outreach Youtube channel is full of videos from our Admissions Tutor, current students, alumni and academics - right the way from advice about the application process, to insights into student life, to taster lectures which might help you develop your interest in your chosen subject, or even choose your course. You can also follow Caius Schools on Instagram.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us. You can also ask our students, who are happy to answer any questions you might have!

Upcoming events

Subject taster days

Late April and May 2021: full dates below. These early-evening subject taster days in the summer term will feature the chance to meet our Directors of Studies, hear from our students, and experience a taste of Cambridge-style teaching. 

All evenings will take place between 4.30 and 6.30pm, and are open to any year 12 (or equivalent) student at a UK state (non-fee-charging) school or college. You can sign up to attend one or more evening here.

Date Subject
Monday 26th April Law
Tuesday 27th April Economics
Wednesday 28th April History
Thursday 29th April Computer Science
Friday 30th April Medicine
Monday 3rd May Biological Natural Sciences
Tuesday 4th May Physical Natural Sciences
Wednesday 5th May Engineering (including Chemical Engineering)
Thursday 6th May Architecture, History of Art
Friday 7th May Linguistics, Philosophy
Monday 10th May Theology, Classics
Tuesday 11th May Psychological and Behavioural Sciences
Wednesday 12th May Geography
Thursday 13th May English
Friday 14th May Modern and Medieval Languages

We will also be running the following information and guidance sessions later in May:

Date Event
Monday 17th May Introduction to Cambridge and how to apply, led by Dr Chris Scott (Tutor for Admissions and Outreach at Caius)
Wednesday 19th May Writing a personal statement and preparing an application, led by Katy Lewis (Schools Liaison Officer at Caius)
Thursday 20th May Cambridge for parents/guardians, led by Katy Lewis
Wednesday 26th May Take a look round Caius!

Summer open days

We are hoping to be able to offer some form of in-person open days over the summer, alongside our and the University's online provision. Provisional dates for these are:

8th and 9th July

29th July

16th and 17th September.

Caius Explore

Caius Explore is a new initiative for year 12 (or equivalent) students at UK state (non-fee-charging) schools or colleges. We will be offering challenges in a range of subjects aimed at supporting students in developing their academic interests and exploring beyond the school curriculum. Caius Explore will launch in late April/early May, so make sure to keep checking/bookmark this page if it sounds of interest! Challenges will be offered in:

Archaeology, Anglo Saxon, Norse and Celtic, Education, Engineering, History, HSPS, Law, Linguistics, Medicine, MML, Philosophy, Physical Natural Sciences.

Participating students will be able to submit their work, in the form of a piece of writing or video, if they would like to; we will pick our favourites and invite their creators to come to Caius for a day of further exploration!