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Dates and deadlines

The menu below contains basic timelines for the admissions process, from the point of applying at UCAS up until the day you arrive at Peterhouse.

  • Applicants

    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...
    Apply at UCAS All applicants 15th October 2021, 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 2021 except for BMAT (for Medics) which is 1st October, 6pm UK time (standard cost) 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 2021, 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 3rd and 4th November 2021 See Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing for more information on dates of assessments this year.
    Return Additional Applicant Information Questionnaire All applicants 4th November 2021 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 4th November 2021 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) 4th November 2021 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 2022  
    Attend pool interview A small number of applicants, who will be reinterviewed by another College late January 2022 Make sure you are in email/phone contact 
    Request feedback Unsuccessful applicants who want feedback on their applications 31st January 2022 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 338223/admissions@pet.cam.ac.uk. 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.

  • Offer-holders

    This is an outline of the deadlines which apply to our offer holders for the 2021-22 cycle. 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 to... Notes
    Return Cambridge Trusts application form* Offer-holders with 'Overseas' fee status who require additional financial support TBC, likely 31st January 2022 Only submit this form if you have financial need. The application form is emailed to relevant offer-holders in January. Submission by return email is recommended. An overview of financial support available for Overseas offer-holders can be found here
    Apply for a Student Loan Any Home student who would like financial support can apply As soon as possible - it can take a long time to get processed Give the Student Loans Company permission to share your information with your Institutions if you wish to be considered for a Cambridge Bursary. To do this, do NOT tick the 'Opt out' box when applying to SLC. More guidance can be found on our webpage
    Apply for a Choral Award Any offer-holder can apply 15th February 2022 Arrange your references in good time. More guidance can be found here
    Apply for an Instrumental Award Any offer-holder can apply TBC, likely late  February 2022 Arrange your references in good time.  More guidance can be found here. 
    Inform us (by email) whether you require a visa to study at Cambridge All offer-holders with 'Overseas' fee status TBC, likely April 2022    
    Return Health Assessment form and Immunisation Record form to Occupational Health Medicine offer-holders Likely 31st March 2022 Return these forms to Occupational Health (not the Admissions Office): Occupational Health, 16 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1Sb
     
    Queries should be directed to the Occupational Health Service: OccHealth@admin.cam.ac.uk or 01223 336594.
    Submit DBS form Medicine offer-holders Likely 31st March 2022 Include evidence of online payment. The Student Registry Office will send you the application form, which you should return to the Admissions Office at Peterhouse for checking. We recommend posting your valuable documents by recorded delivery, and we will return them as such. This may be done online - we will provide information for Medicine offer holders.
    Return Financial Guarantee form All offer-holders 5th May 2022 See our Frequently Asked Questions page to get it right the first time.  
    Submit certificates for all completed qualifications declared on your UCAS application All offer-holders 5th May 2022 Include all completed qualifications declared on UCAS - GCSE, AS, A level etc. Offer holders should send scans or photocopies to the Peterhouse Admissions Office.
    Reply at UCAS All offer-holders Depends - usually May/June   If you don't respond on UCAS then you will Decline the offer by default - so don't forget!
    Complete Accommodation Preference webform All offer-holders July 2022   We will send details to you by email over the summer.
    Submit exam results Some offer-holders with academic conditions, mostly outside the UK or those already at university (see notes column) 31st August 2022 Send original certificates We receive results direct from exam boards for AS and A levels (including CIE), IB, STEP, Pre-U, Irish Leaving Certificate, Access to HE, EPQ, SQA and Welsh Baccalaureate. We don't receive results for other European qualifications, US qualifications (including APs or SATs), IELTS, Canadian, Australian or other overseas qualifications. We also don't get results from any other university.
    All offer conditions must be met All offer-holders (including deferred) 31st August 2022 You must send us everything detailed in your offer letter/on UCAS by this date.  
    Travel to Cambridge All successful offer-holders Early October 2022   Permission to arrive early will not normally be granted but if you need to travel up earlier than this date, you can arrange this by contacting the Rooms Coordinator.

    *Note regarding Financial Guarantees for offer-holders: you do not need to prove that you have more than three years of funding if the additional year(s) are optional, i.e. for Maths, Computer Science, Natural Sciences. Evidence for four years of funding is only required for AMES, MML, the 4yrs Classics course (and Engineers intending to sit the fourth year); or six years for Medicine. But please also note that if you are applying for funding for your course (whether it's to Student Finance, the Cambridge Overseas Trusts, or another external body) you should apply for the maximum number of years that you are likely to be on the course.