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Faculty of Economics

 
Students

 

Requirements:

Undergraduate admissions in Cambridge are conducted by the individual Colleges; the Faculty does not process any undergraduate applications, but it does specify the course prerequisites.

The admissions procedure involves an online application via UCAS (just as for other UK universities), followed by the online Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ) for Cambridge. The application deadline is mid October, about one year before intended entry. Applicants studying outside the European Union also have to submit the Cambridge Online Preliminary Application (COPA).

In the application you specify the College to which you would like to be admitted, or you could submit an 'open' application which is randomly allocated to one of the Colleges.

All applicants are required to take the pre-interview written assessment in Economics organised by the Admissions Testing Service on 2 November 2017 at a local authorised centre (which is likely to be your school/college), which has to register you by 15 October 2017. The two-hour Economics admissions assessment has two sections:

  • Problem solving and advanced mathematics multiple-choice questions (80 minutes).
     
  • An extended essay responding to an excerpt of text (40 minutes).

Detailed information about the contents of the Economics admissions assessment is available at www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/files/publications/ecaa_specification.pdf

If your application suggests you have a reasonable chance of being offered a place, you will be invited for interview by your College. The interviews in Cambridge are held in early December and usually involve some additional assessment in the form of a test or essay (contact your College for details). You are informed of the admissions decision before the end of January.

Also useful is the University of Cambridge Undergraduate Prospectus.

Further information about the applications process for Cambridge is available at www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/applying or, for overseas applicants, at www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/international-students.

If you have any further questions about the admissions process, please contact a College or the Cambridge Admissions Office (email: admissions@cam.ac.uk), or come to an Open Day.