This information page is intended to answer some of the most frequent questions that we receive about Cambridge admissions.
Specific questions, not answered here or in the University or College Prospectus, are welcome at any time of the year and should be sent to the Admissions Office, Selwyn College, Cambridge, CB3 9DQ. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also view a list of frequently asked questions on the Selwyn Students pages.
You are welcome to look around the College at other times, no appointment is necessary. When you arrive, make yourself known to the Porters in the Porters’ Lodge and explain who you are and why you want to look round. The Porters will be able to point out the key parts of College for you, and give out copies of our Prospectus.
It is possible to arrange individual tours of the College. If this is something you are thinking about please contact the Admissions Office to see if anybody is available.
If you are over 21 when you start your degree course you are classed as a mature student.
|A-Level||A*AA for arts and social sciences and Veterinary Medicine. A*A*A for economics and for sciences courses (excluding PBS)|
|International Baccalaureate||Typical offer would be 40-42 points overall (including bonus points), with 7,7,6, in Higher Level subjects.|
|Scottish Advanced Highers||Typical offer would be three A grades at Advanced Higher.? If you are not able to take three Advanced Highers, please contact us for further advice.|
|Cambridge Pre-U||We welcome applications from students who are either studying towards the full Cambridge Pre-U Diploma or certain subjects within the qualification
alongside A-Levels.? Conditional offers will be set on an individual basis but are likely to be in the region of D2, D2, D3.
|European Baccalaureate||At least 90% overall with 9.0 in specified subjects related to the proposed course of study.|
|French Baccalaureate||.Mention Tres Bien. overall with 16 or 17 in specified subjects related to the proposed course of study.|
All candidates applying for Mathematics or Computer Sciences with Mathematics will be asked to sit Sixth Term Examination Papers (STEP).
In all cases, the offer is tailored to the candidates particular circumstances.
You might like to know, however, that most candidates have 8 A or A* grades at GCSE, with the majority of these at A*.
Any application to move to Cambridge would need strong support from your Course Director or other academic tutor at your current university. A reference or letter of recommendation from that person to the Cambridge College would be required, and only then can a Cambridge College consider an application. All such applications are still subject to the same academic assessment as any other application to the University.
not take any other visiting students.