Interview dates

Dates will be listed here as they become available. All dates are subject to change should unforeseen circumstances arise.

2022 interviews

Interviews are likely to be held between 30 November and 16 December.

If you have applied to Downing College and know that you will be unable to make one or more of the days specified for your subject or during the expected interview period, email the Admissions Officer ( as soon as possible. If enough notice is given, it may be possible to avoid scheduling your interviews on those days.  It is not possible to make any changes after you have been notified of your interview times.

Please note that interviews can start as early as 8.30am, with the later ones finishing around 6.30pm.

We encourage candidates who will have interviews at other universities, to let us know as soon as possible about any potential clashes with interviews elsewhere.

The College does not normally offer undergraduate places to candidates who are unavailable for interview.

Downing College does not usually offer remote interviews; however, where there are strong extenuating circumstances where an applicant is unable to travel to Cambridge or an overseas interview location, a remote interview may be considered.   There is no guarantee that such interviews will be able to take place in any given case since they depend on the availability of resources and interviewers.  Applicants who may require a remote interview must contact the Admissions Officer ( as early as possible in their application process. NOTE: interviews this year will be online via Zoom. 

Archaeology: to be confirmed

Architecture: to be confirmed

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES): to be confirmed

Classics: to be confirmed

Computer Science: to be confirmed

Economics: to be confirmed

Education: to be confirmed

Engineering: to be confirmed

English: to be confirmed

Geography: to be confirmed

History: to be confirmed

History and Modern Languages: to be confirmed

History and Politics: to be confirmed

History of Art: to be confirmed

Human, Social and Political Sciences (HSPS): to be confirmed

Land Economy: to be confirmed

Law: to be confirmed

Linguistics: to be confirmed

Mathematics: to be confirmed

Medicine: to be confirmed

Modern and Medieval Languages (MML): to be confirmed

Music: to be confirmed

Natural Sciences Biological: to be confirmed

Natural Sciences Physical: to be confirmed

Philosophy: to be confirmed

Psychological and Behavioural Sciences (PBS): to be confirmed

Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion (TRPR): to be confirmed

Veterinary Medicine: to be confirmed