These dates are for the 2020-21 admissions round.
This is an outline of the deadlines which apply to our applicants. Don't worry - we'll be in touch to request exactly the information we need from you, this is just a reminder of what we may ask for and when. If there's anything you are unsure about, or if anything is proving difficult or confusing, then please do get in touch.
|What do I have to do?||Who has to do it?||When by?||Remember...|
|Complete COPA||Applicants living or at school outside EU, Organ Scholarship applicants||Dates differ - see FAQ||
Submit by 18:00 (UK time) on 1st September 2020 if you are an Organ Scholar applicant.
Submit by 18:00 (UK time) on 20th September 2020 if you would like to be considered for remote interview in Malaysia or Singapore. Candidates from neighbouring countries such as Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands may be eligible for interview in Malaysia, or Singapore.
Submit by 18:00 (UK time) on 19th October 2020 if you would like to be interviewed remotely by the teams China or Hong Kong or Cambridge.
Eligibility for overseas interview varies by subject and by location - check the University website if you're unsure.
|Apply at UCAS||All applicants||15th October 2020, 6pm UK time||This deadline is strict - late submission will invalidate your application.|
|Register for pre-interview assessments||Applicants required to sit a pre-interview assessment - this requirement differs by course||15th October 2020 except for BMAT (for Medics) which is either 18th August (for the September sitting) or 1st October, 5pm UK time (for the November sitting)||In many cases, your school or college's exams officer will be able to help you. There is an entrance fee for the BMAT for Medicine but the other assessments don't have any registration fee. This deadline is strict - failure to register for an Admissions Assessment without good reason will invalidate your application.|
|Complete SAQ||All applicants||22nd October 2020, 6pm UK time||This deadline is strict - late submission will invalidate your application.|
|Take pre-interview assessments||Applicants required to sit a pre-interview assessment - this requirement differs by course||4th and 5th November 2020||See Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing for more information on dates of assessments this year.|
|Return Applicant Questionnaire||All applicants||5th November 2020||This will be sent to you after you have applied. You must submit this even if you have been/are being interviewed overseas.|
|Submit Statement of Results||All applicants who have taken any AS or A exams||5th November 2020||Submit evidence of any UMS scores that you have declared on UCAS/SAQ. If you don't have the original statement, we can accept a letter either on school headed paper, or signed and verified by a teacher. This applies to post-A Level applicants too.|
|Submit Written work with cover sheet||Most Arts/Humanities applicants (see your welcome email, or our subject list for details)||5th November 2020||Attach a copy of the coversheet to every copy of every essay you send us; include the correct number of copies (indicated in your welcome email).|
|Respond to interview invitation||All those invited to interview by Peterhouse||7th December 2020|
|Attend interview||Applicants invited to attend interview||7th-17th December 2020|
|Admissions Office closed for Christmas||Peterhouse Admissions Office||22nd Dec-3rd Jan inclusive|
|Wait for the result of your application!||All applicants who were interviewed||mid January 2021|
|Attend pool interview||A small number of applicants, who will be reinterviewed by another College||late January 2021||Make sure you are in email/phone contact|
|Request feedback||Unsuccessful applicants who want feedback on their applications||31st January 2020||Contact us by email to request this - feedback cannot be given over the phone. Feedback can be given after this time, but will not be as detailed|
If you've lost any of your forms, or didn't receive them, don't hesitate to get in touch with us to email you new ones. Likewise, if you're not sure which of the above applies to you, please do give us a call/email on 01223 firstname.lastname@example.org. Unless otherwise stated, all forms/paperwork should be submitted by post to Peterhouse Admissions Office, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RD. Please note that we do not acknowledge receipt of documents but will regularly update you on what we have received and what we are missing.