How to apply

Applying to study at Cambridge and Caius is very straightforward and very similar to applying to other UK universities. Everything we do is focused on our core aim: to offer admission to students of the greatest intellectual potential, irrespective of social, ethnic, religious, gender and financial considerations.

We’re interested in your academic results, your commitment to your subject and your aptitude for high-level study. The application process for the University of Cambridge is explained in detail on the University's undergraduate admissions website, but here we've outlined the key facts you need to know.

You can also find more helpful advice and application tips from our students on the Gonville & Caius Student Union website, or watch the video from our Tutor for Admissions and Outreach, below:

We're sure you'll find applying to Cambridge and Caius a very simple process. If you're uncertain about any aspect of your application please contact the Caius admissions office via email on or by phone on 01223 332413.

You can find out how the University protects the data of those making enquiries about applications by reading the General Data Protection Statement, and how it protects data of those making formal applications to the University by reading the Data Protection Statement for Applicants.

UCAS and My Cambridge Application

All applications to the University of Cambridge are made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)Cambridge, Oxford, and most medical courses (including dentistry, medicine, and veterinary medicine) have an earlier deadline for UCAS submission than other universities and courses. This is usually 15 October for entry the following autumn (or deferred entry two years ahead). When you apply to Cambridge through UCAS you will be invited to specify your choice of College by entering the appropriate 'campus code'. The campus code for Gonville & Caius College is 'Y'.

Shortly after submitting your UCAS application you will be asked via email to complete an online My Cambridge Application. In order to make a valid application to Cambridge you must submit your My Cambridge Application by the deadline set. Usually, this deadline will be 18:00 (UK time) on 22 October. The University has produced a comprehensive guide to completing the My Cambridge Application. It's very straightforward and shouldn't take long for most candidates - we're mainly interested in getting more details about your qualifications so far.