Offer holders FAQs
STEP is an additional mathematics qualification, taken at the same time as A levels. There are three levels I, II and III. STEP conditions will be added to offers in Mathematics, and may be added to offers in Computer Sciences or Engineering. Details can be found on the relevant Course pages. More information and advice can be found on the University and Faculty of Mathematics websites.
All applicants and offer-holders should familiarise themselves with the Finance pages on the University and Peterhouse websites, and UK students should also check the Student Finance pages provided by the Government.
UK offer-holders with household incomes below £62,215 (for 2022 entry) may be eligible for a Cambridge Bursary. UK offer-holders may also qualify for grants from the UK student finance organisations.
Information about funding for international students can be found on the relevant page of this website.
You are required to inform us if there are any changes to the information you have submitted as part of your application, including any of the exams you are planning to sit. If you would like advice about discontinuing a subject, please contact us.
You've made me an offer that I can't achieve. Should I register to take more exams than I already am?
Your place is only guaranteed if you meet all the conditions of your offer by 31st August. If you meet your conditions by this date (either on results day or as the result of a re-mark) then your place is guaranteed and we will be in touch with details of how to begin your studies with us. If, however, you narrowly miss your offer then we may still decide to admit you by 'relaxing' the conditions of your offer. Such cases are handled on a case-by-case basis and there are no hard and fast rules but it is extremely important you send us evidence of your marks (detailing how closely you missed the required grades) as quickly as possible. If Peterhouse is not willing to relax the conditions of your offer, you may be placed in the Summer Pool for consideration by other Colleges with spaces.
A further footnote to this is that if you are aware of any circumstances outside your control which may have affected your exams, it is very important that you communicate this to us as soon as possible after the fact - please do not wait until results day, as by then it may be too late to take these circumstances into account.
Students must be in residence for the start of term, with UK students typically arriving the weekend beforehand, and International students having the option to arrive the weekend before that (but please contact us to confirm before booking any travel). Students are able to arrive earlier, but must liaise with the Accommodation Officer to arrange a date. All successful offer-holders will be contacted in August and September with more details of what to bring and where to go on the day.