Whatever system you're being educated in, Cambridge requires top grades in the highest level qualifications available for school students. If you wish to apply for an undergraduate place here, you need to be in the top one or two per cent of your year group, and doing very well in the subject area you would like to study.
If you intend to make an application, it is important to check the relevant country page below to ensure the qualifications you are studying are considered suitable preparation for entry to the University of Cambridge.
Each page gives the following information:
- typical entry requirements for applicants from the relevant country
- numbers of applications, offers and acceptances from that country
- number of students from that country who are currently studying at the University of Cambridge
- links to other relevant pages on the website which you may find useful
If you are studying for a different education qualification from those listed, it is a good idea to make early contact with the Cambridge Admissions Office to check that it provides an appropriate preparation for the course you hope to study. For specific requirements and subject preferences for each course, see course requirements.