Our aim at Selwyn is to admit those students who are most likely to thrive on the kind of education offered at Cambridge. The details of the admission process, along with information about particular subjects, can be found by following the links opposite.
We welcome applicants from all social and educational backgrounds, and are keen to admit students from schools or colleges which have little tradition of sending students to Cambridge. Academic excellence, strong commitment and the ability to do well in the intended course of study are the only criteria for admission.
In assessing potential students we seek to build as complete a picture as possible of their academic abilities and potential. We look carefully at each student’s record in examinations, but always set this in the context of the school or college at which they have studied. We also pay close attention to the references written by their teachers. This allows us to build up a sense of each applicant as an individual.
If you are the sort of person who relishes the prospect of studying in an intellectually challenging environment, and who is willing to put in the time and effort needed to be successful in your studies, then we believe that you will be very much at home at Selwyn.
Click on the following links to find out more about the admissions process: