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Mature Undergraduate

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 students (aged 21 or over on entry), and Affiliated students, who have an honours degree from elsewhere and wish to complete a Cambridge undergraduate course in 2 years (5 years for Medicine and Veterinary Medicine).

St Edmund's College is one of few Cambridge Colleges that admits affiliated undergraduates wishing to read Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

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 :

Please note that if you are applying for Medicine (A100) or Veterinary Medicine, you must register for a pre-interview admissions assessment by the relvant deadline. Please see the course website for more information.

All applications must be made through UCAS. The College cannot consider informal postal or email applications.

Information about fees can be found here:


All applications to St Edmund's College

When submitting an application for an undergraduate course at St Edmund's College, we ask you to prepare the following documents in addition to the UCAS form and the SAQ:

  • Copies of any UK A Levels or international equivalents (unless provided in the SAQ)
  • Official transcripts of any degree qualifications
  • A full CV
  • A further academic reference, preferably from a Teacher or Tutor who has taught you in the last eighteen months. This should be a different reference than the one on your UCAS form. 

For students applying by the 15 October UCAS deadline, these documents are due by 22 October. The additional reference should be sent to the Colege directly from your referee on his or her institutional email address. Applicants for the Graduate Course in Medicine (A101) must submit the course application form rather than the documents listed above.

We treat each application on its own merits, and all parts of the application are viewed holistically. 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.