How to apply

The Application Process

1. Choose a Course

This is by far the most important part of the process. You must make sure that the courses that we offer suit you, as you will be immersed in your chosen course for at least three years. Also, make sure that you meet the entrance requirements of the course you want to study.

2. Decide on your College

This is perhaps the least important part of the application. We would like you to apply to Homerton, but remember that whichever college you apply to, you get the same lectures, practicals and exams. If you really aren't sure, then you can make an open application.

3. Submit your application

You need to submit your UCAS application by 15 October (although there are slightly earlier deadlines for some international students and organ scholars). After you’ve submitted your UCAS application, you will will need to fill in an additional questionnaire – My Cambridge Application. This collects information that isn’t on the UCAS application but which we find useful when making our decisions. You may find it helpful to think about some of your answers in advance, such as the optional additional personal statement and how you've kept up your interest in the subject outside your AS/A Level (or equivalent) qualifications. You’ll be sent a link to complete My Cambridge Application by email.

4. Written Assessment

Most applicants are required to take a written admission assessment, either before or around the same time as their interview (if interviewed). You can find past examples of pre-registration required admission assessments, and should practice these.

5. Interview

We interview the majority of our applicants. If you decide to apply, you can find videos and full information on what to expect and how to prepare on the University website. While the interview process may seem nerve-wracking, remember that interviews are designed to assess your suitability for your course of study, not to catch you out.

6. Our Decision

We will advise you of our decision before the end of January.

How does Homerton decide who gets a place?

We are looking for students with a good academic history, the motivation to study their subject intensely, and the potential to thrive on our courses. More than anything, our aim is to find students capable of making positive, lasting change for the better. At Homerton, we pride ourselves on our inclusive community and welcome applications from all backgrounds. We collect a lot of information about you, giving you many opportunities to demonstrate your abilities. We then consider your application as a whole, taking into account the following information: 

All applicants must have achieved, or be predicted to achieve, the minimum entry requirement for their course. The interview can be a concern for some candidates when applying to Cambridge, but this is not the most important part of the process. Our aim is to assess as fairly as possible your achievement and potential, also taking into account your individual circumstances.

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Admission Assessments

Admission Assessments

Submitted Written Work

Submitted Written Work

Interviews

Interviews

Mature students

Mature students

International students

International students

FAQs

FAQs