Application Forms

All applicants must submit a UCAS application by 15 October (6pm UK time) via the UCAS website.   

When applying to Cambridge you will need to apply to a specific College or make an open application. To apply to Downing College please select Campus Code D in UCAS. If you would like to make an open application, please select Campus Code 9 and your application will be allocated to a College after the application deadline. 

After your UCAS application has been submitted, you will receive an email from the Cambridge Admissions Office within 48 hours with a link to complete My Cambridge Application. This must be submitted by 22 October (6pm UK time). 

After 23 October you will receive an acknowledgment email from Downing College and further information about next steps, including written work submission. Please keep an eye on your inbox and regularly check your junk mail.  

If you are applying with any Extenuating Circumstances Form your teacher should submit the  Extenuating Circumstances Form to the College you apply to by 22 October. 

Applicants with a disability or specific learning difficulty should submit the Disability/Specific Learning Difficulties interview adjustment form to the College by 2 November.

We wish to ensure that, wherever possible and required, we can make appropriate arrangements if you are called for interview. This form will be sent to all applicants regardless of whether or not they have indicated a disability when submitting their UCAS application.