How to Apply

We very much welcome your application. We take great care over our admissions procedures and review them continually in order to make them as fair and transparent as possible.

If you have questions unanswered after reading these pages, click here or contact the Admissions Office. Our Admissions Tutor, Dr Sam Lucy, our Admissions Coordinator, Ms Alice Smalley, and our Schools Liaison Officer, Ms Sophie Parry, look forward to hearing from you and will be pleased to help in any way they can.

Timetable

You can download a useful timetable of application dates and deadlines here.

Interviews

Most of our applicants are invited to Newnham for at least two interviews, although we reserve the right not to call applicants who, on the basis of their application, will have little chance of success. We interview in early December (though we may exceptionally be able to schedule early interviews for applicants who will be away then). All your interviews will usually be on one day, but you are welcome to free overnight accommodation at Newnham if that helps with your travel arrangements.

When we receive your application, we will write to you with information about the interview procedure in your subject.

Written work and assessments

We will ask applicants in some subjects (mainly arts and social sciences) to send in written work when we acknowledge your application. In most subjects there will also be a written assessment, either pre-interview or at-interview. This will be the same in all Colleges.

Information on written work and assessments for 2017 applicants to Newnham can be found here.

Offer levels

For information on our standard offer levels based on A levels and other international qualifications, please click here.

Extenuating Circumstances

If your education has been significantly disrupted or disadvantaged through health or personal problems, disability, or difficulties with schooling, it may be appropriate for your school/college referee to complete and submit the Extenuating Circumstances Form (ECF) by 15 October.

The Extenuating Circumstances Form should normally be completed and submitted by your school/college for receipt by the 15 October application deadline.

The completed ECF should be sent directly to the Admissions Office, either by email (admissions@newn.cam.ac.uk) or post (Admissions Coordinator, Newnham College, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DF).

Overseas applicants

If you are living and studying outside the European Union, you will need to complete a Cambridge Online Preliminary Application (COPA), as well as a UCAS application, both by 15 October.

All prospective international applicants will find further useful information on the University website and in the graduate admissions section for international students.

EU applicants

EU applicants only need to submit a UCAS application, naming Cambridge as one of your choices, by 15 October.

After your UCAS application has been received, the University will ask you to provide additional information through a Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ).

All prospective international applicants will find further useful information on the University website and in the graduate admissions section for international students.

Useful links

You will find lots of additional information via the links below: