Deferred entry

We are happy to consider applications for deferred entry from candidates who wish to take a year out between school and university, provided that clear evidence is available of an intention to undertake some structured activity which will contribute to the candidate’s intellectual development. Candidates may be asked about their willingness to accept offers for years other than their stated preference (i.e. their willingness to defer if they did not apply for deferred entry, or the reverse). In particular, candidates who will be under 18 years of age on entry to Peterhouse may be asked to defer entry. Our ability to make deferred offers in any year depends, to some extent, on the proportion of successful candidates seeking to defer entry. Please feel free to discuss your particular circumstances with the Admissions Team.