skip to primary navigation skip to content

How to apply

How to apply

The process of applying to Cambridge starts a bit earlier than for some other universities, and there are a few extra steps, but it isn't complicated, and you shouldn't let this put you off applying.

The application process

Since Cambridge is a collegiate university, applications are handled by individual Colleges and not by Departments.

The same application process is used by all the colleges, though entry requirements (e.g. whether A Level/IB Higher Level Geography is required) may vary slightly.

Pre-interview written assessment

All applicants are required to take the pre-interview written assessment for Geography at an authorised centre local to them (for a lot of applicants, this will be their school/college). The Geography Admissions Assessment Specification provides an overview of the assessment and some worked examples of different styles of questions.

The interview process

This YouTube video explains how the interview process works:

How to apply

The University's main website gives full details on how to apply.

Full details on how to apply

Open days

The Department holds Open Days each July.