Interview dates and requirements

Overseas Interviews

There are some overseas interviews which are offered in different countries.

UK Interviews

The information below is for interviews in 2021.

If you are to be invited for interview, we will email you with the details.  All Interviews will take place online in the first three weeks of December. All interviews will either take place at your home or at your school. We will try to give you as much detail as we can in advance of your interview but it is not always possible to tell you who will be interviewing you, so please do not ask us until nearer the date.

If you are not available* at any time during the interview period, it is essential that you inform us by email, as soon as possible (please put your name, subject and ‘Interview’ in the subject field).  It is your responsibility (and not your school's) to inform us of this.  Otherwise, if you cannot attend on the interview date allocated to you, we may not be able to offer you an alternative.

*Possible exemptions are for important appointments or illness only – e.g. hospital appointments, operations, exams or tests.  School theatre productions or holidays cannot be taken into account unless you have checked with us first.  Every year we have many disappointed students who do not inform us about these things and we have not been able to change their interviews.

Winter Pool

If Queens' is unable to accept you and yet we wish to pool your application, then you may be called for another interview at Colleges which may be interested in taking you. If another College wishes to interview you, you will be told in January by telephone or e-mail.  If you cannot be contacted at the address on your UCAS form, please inform us before Christmas giving the email address and, if at all possible, telephone number at which you can be contact from in early January.

If you have any queries that are not answered by the Cambridge University Admissions Website  or Queens’ College Admissions Website then please do contact us.

Things to Remember

  • Interview dates: You should let us know straight away by email if you have a date during the interview period when you cannot attend, even if you have already done so on your application
  • Modular A-levels: If you have taken or are currently taking modular A-levels we require you to email us an official breakdown of your UMS (e.g. listed on Exam Board or School headed paper or form.  It must contain your name and when you took the exams).
  • Transcripts and Language certificates: If you are taking non-UK qualifications or are currently at University, you must send us a complete transcript of all your latest academic qualifications if you have not already attached them to the additional application questionnaire. If your first language is not English, you must email us with details of any English language qualifications.

Our Data Protection Statement should be read when making an application. 

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