Mature and affiliated students - Affiliated students
If you’re a graduate with an approved degree from another university, you can apply to take a Cambridge BA course as an affiliated student. This means you could take a degree in a year less than usual. Most Colleges admit some affiliated students, but you're advised to contact the College you're considering applying to in order to ensure they accept affiliated students in the course you're interested in.
Only Lucy Cavendish, St Edmund’s and Wolfson consider affiliated applications for Medicine or Veterinary Medicine.
It is not possible to study Architecture as an affiliated student (ie in a year less than usual). However, if you already have an approved degree and would like to study Architecture at Cambridge, it is possible to apply to study the full three-year undergraduate Architecture course.
To make a formal application you need to submit a UCAS application. Please note that affiliated students must choose a College; open applications are not possible. Applicants from outside the EU will also need to complete a Cambridge Online Preliminary Application (COPA). The standard deadline for receipt of applications is 15 October. However, the mature Colleges (Hughes Hall, Lucy Cavendish, St Edmund’s and Wolfson) will consider affiliated applicants as part of a second application round.
As a UK/EU graduate wishing to study Medicine you have two options:
- you can apply as an affiliated student to the standard Medicine course at Lucy Cavendish, St Edmund’s or Wolfson Colleges; and/or
- you can apply to the Graduate Course in Medicine at Hughes Hall, Lucy Cavendish or Wolfson Colleges. Please note there is an additional application form for the Graduate Course in Medicine. Please note the Graduate Course in Medicine is only available to UK/EU students.
Fees and finance
As an affiliated student, you will be liable to pay tuition fees. UK/EU students commencing courses in 2012-13 that lead to a qualification which is equivalent to, or at a lower level than a qualification already held (ELQ students) will be charged tuition fees of £9,000 per year.
In addition, the majority of affiliated students are liable to pay a separate College fee. The College fee varies slightly between Colleges but is typically in the range of £4,500 to £5,500 per year. Affiliated students from the UK/EU who are studying Medicine or Veterinary Medicine do not have to pay a separate College fee. Students from the UK/EU who are studying Architecture as a second undergraduate degree also do not have to pay a separate College fee.