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Applying from overseas

Peterhouse welcomes applications from overseas candidates. The University provides lots of information for overseas applicants, in particular details on typical entry requirements including information on EU and international qualifications. If you have any questions about applying from overseas, please contact our Admissions Team

  • Overseas interviews

    The University of Cambridge conducts a number of overseas interviews each year. These interviews are organised centrally by the University and not individually by Peterhouse or other Colleges of the University. Please note that there may be earlier application deadlines if you wish to be interviewed overseas. 

    If you are travelling from Overseas for an interview in Cambridge you may need a visitor visa - please make sure you apply for the right type of visa, and that you do so in plenty of time for it to get processed (which can take weeks!).

  • Fees and finance

    Details on the Tuition Fee rates for overseas students studying at the University of Cambridge are available on the University website. In addition, overseas students are required to pay a College Fee. At Peterhouse for 2021-22 this will be £9,800 but are liable to increase annually by not less than the United Kingdom rate of inflation for entrants in future years. The College Fee is fixed for the duration of your course, provided you do not intermit for more than six terms. In addition, for 2018-19 annual living expenses for overseas students at Peterhouse are estimated at around £11,230. If you are given a conditional offer to study at the College, you will be required to provide a satisfactory financial guarantee that you have sufficient resources available to meet these costs for the minimum duration of your course.

    Financial support may be available through the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust. In addition, students from Canada and Hong Kong are eligible to apply for the Blyth and Prince Philip Scholarships, respectively.

    Peterhouse is one of four Cambridge Colleges that participate in the Jardine Scholarship: a scholarship scheme for applicants who are nationals and/or residents of Hong Kong, China (PRC), Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Cambodia and Taiwan run by the Jardine Foundation. These are full scholarships awarded by the Jardine Foundation alone (i.e. independently of the University of Cambridge) and they are awarded to high academic achievers who have the potential to become outstanding citizens with a high commitment to the community. Applications to the Jardine Foundation are separate from applications to Peterhouse and the deadline to apply is usually in mid-late October. Jardine applications, whether successful or not, do not affect suitability to study at Peterhouse, our academic offers are made independently independently of the Jardine Scholarship assessment.

  • Entrance requirements

    In addition to the requirements listed on the University website, please take note of our English Language requirements. If English is not your first language and you have not been taught or examined extensively in English, our Admissions Tutors will need to be satisfied that your English Language skills are sufficient for you to cope with the intensive, challenging and fast-paced Cambridge courses. Our Admissions Tutors may include an English language qualification as part of your conditional offer. At Peterhouse, the typical IELTS offer in the Arts and Humanities and Medicine is likely to be 8 or 8.5 overall with at least 7.5 in each element, and in the Sciences (except Medicine) 7.5 with at least 7 in each element. Please also note that the assessment of candidates involves an interview which includes a substantial speaking and listening component and you may be disavantaged if your English language skills limit your ability to understand questions and to express yourself clearly. An overall IELTS score of 6.0 for sciences or 6.5 for arts and social sciences would be regarded as a reasonable score at the point of application. We do not expect applicants to have achieved the levels requested in our typical offer by the time they apply. 

People come from all over the world to study here, and it's so much fun getting to know them - especially over late night discussions about anything from medieval history to Taylor Swift...