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Mature Undergraduate

General Information

St Edmund's College admits up to fifty mature undergraduates and affiliated students aged twenty-one and over, each October.  We accept applicants for every full-time undergraduate course offered at the University of Cambridge including, from 2018 entry, the Graduate Course in Medicine (A101). 

BA students admitted to the College fall into two categories: Mature (aged 21 or over on entry), or Affiliated (having an appropriate honours degree from elsewhere and wishing to complete a Cambridge undergraduate course in 2 years). Mature students cover the same ground at the same pace as school leavers and are required to provide evidence of ability to study for an honours degree. 

Please note that the College will admit affiliated and mature undergraduates wishing to read Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, whilst some other Colleges may not.

Cambridge University undergraduates study for the BA degree, regardless of whether they are reading a science or arts subject.

Information on individual courses can be found on the University of Cambridge Online Prospectus :

All applications should be made through UCAS - we do not consider informal postal or email applications.

All applications to St Edmund's College

If you are thinking of making an application specifically to St Edmund's College, you need to prepare the following documents: 

  • Official transcripts of any degree qualifications
  • Copies of any UK A Levels or international equivalents
  • A full curriculum vitae
  • A further academic reference, preferably from a Teacher or Tutor who has taught you in the last year/eighteen months (other than the one on your UCAS form). 

We take the admissions process seriously and treat each application on its own merits. Please note that under the provisions of the Data Protection Act, we require permission in writing from the applicant if another person is to deputise for them during the admissions process.

Further information may be requested via our online form.