The standard offer for the Education Tripos is A*AA at A level (or equivalent, e.g. 40-41 points at IB with 776 at Higher Level), in line with other Cambridge degrees. For other qualification and equivalency information please see the main University admissions pages. Students studying for qualifications other than A level e.g. Scottish Highers, the International Baccalaureate, American High School Diploma etc. should contact individual college admissions offices.
There are no specific subjects that are required by all Colleges. However, some Colleges require A Level (or equivalent) in a subject relevant to the track you want to study. In particular, please note that most Colleges will require applicants for the Education, English, Drama and the Arts track to have A-level English Literature/English Literature and Language (or equivalent). Please contact individual Colleges to find out their subject requirements.
To apply to Cambridge, you will need to submit an application to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Once received, your application will be forwarded to a Cambridge College for consideration.
You should indicate in your Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ) which 'track' you are interested in studying.
Applicants from outside the EU also need to submit a Cambridge Online Preliminary Application (COPA).
Please remember that the deadline for the UCAS application (and the Cambridge Overseas Application Form where appropriate) is the 15th October. There is an earlier deadline for applicants wishing to be interviewed overseas and a later deadline for mature applicants studying on one year courses.
For more information on the admissions procedure at Cambridge, please see the University's website.
All applicants who are invited for interview will be required to take a written assessment at interview.
You do not need to register or be registered in advance for the assessment at interview – the Colleges provide details of arrangements in the letters inviting applicants to interview.
Please note that your performance in the assessment at interview will not be considered in isolation, but will be taken into account alongside the other elements of your application.
Assessment format: Critical response to text or other stimulus (60 minutes)
Cambridge is a great place to study at as international student. The Faculty of Education is a truly diverse Faculty and we very much welcome applicants from overseas.
Some of the application and financial arrangements differ for international applicants. You can find guidance on this here.