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How to apply

Anyone can apply to Jesus College; we select the best people, regardless of their background. 

We admit around 145 undergraduates every year to study with us, and offer all the subjects available in the University. We're just above medium size for a Cambridge College, and there are roughly equal numbers of students studying arts and sciences.

Before you apply, take a look at what we're looking for and read about life at Jesus.

How to apply

You apply to Cambridge just as to other UK universities, through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

If you've put down Jesus College as your choice your application will be forwarded to us and we will handle your application from that point. In this section you can find out how to prepare your application, and what happens when you have submitted it.

The deadline for your UCAS application is 15 October. You may find these other dates and deadlines useful. 

Applying from outside the EU

If you're applying from outside the EU, you will need to submit a Cambridge Online Preliminary Application (COPA) as well as your UCAS application. There is also a small fee associated with international applications.

The deadline to submit your completed COPA form (and UCAS form) is 15 October, although if you wish to be interviewed overseas there is an earlier submission deadline for some countries. Please check the application timetable.

Supplementary Application Questionnaire 

Whether you're applying from within the EU or outside it, when you submit the UCAS form you will receive an email asking you to complete the Cambridge Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ).

The SAQ helps to ensure that we have complete and consistent information about everyone who applies. It also allows us to collect helpful information that's not part of the UCAS application, such as what topics you have covered in your A-Levels (or equivalent).

If you haven't received the email with details of your SAQ login within 36 hours of submitting your UCAS application, please check your junk email or spam folder. If it still hasn't arrived by 20 October, please email The deadline to submit your completed SAQ form is 22 October.

Any questions?

You can find more information about the application process on the University website. If you still have questions, please take a look at our frequently asked questions page or for more information email us on

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