Post-A level, Mature and Affiliated students

Although most applications will be made before applicants have completed their sixth-form studies, it may sometimes be appropriate for candidates to apply after they have left school. Peterhouse welcomes applications from students over the age of 21, whether they are studying for a first undergraduate degree (mature students) or whether they wish to study a second undergraduate degree in one year less than normal (affiliated students).

More information about applying as a mature or affiliated student is provided by the University, and more information about assessment can be found on our Applying page.

Much the same range of evidence will be used in assessing such applications as in the case of pre-A level candidates, although extra breadth of knowledge and intellectual maturity will naturally be expected. Successful applicants of this sort normally receive offers without academic conditions in January. We also welcome applications in most subjects from candidates who have already completed a first degree and wish to study with Affiliated status, completing a degree in one year less than normal. Please note that it is not possible to study ArchitectureMedicineModern and Medieval LanguagesHistory and Modern Languages or History and Politics as an affiliated student.