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Supplementary Application Questionnaire

You must complete the Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ) as part of your application. If you don’t, your application may be rejected without interview.

Please read the University guidelines on how to complete the SAQ carefully.

Should I complete every box?

No – you might not need to, so don’t worry. For example, you don’t have to write a Supplementary Personal Statement unless you want to emphasise why the Cambridge course in particular is the right one for you. This can be helpful for candidates applying for courses that are not widely offered elsewhere, such as Land Economy or Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic.

I would like to declare teaching difficulties. What happens next?

Please include details on the SAQ. If your school can provide a letter of support for you, we may be able to make special allowances. If your personal circumstances have been particularly challenging, you may choose to fill in an Extenuating Circumstances Form.

What if I don't have any specific career plans yet?

Don’t panic. Although the SAQ asks about these, most candidates aren’t sure of their plans at this stage, and it makes NO difference to our admission decision.

Have we answered your questions?

We hope so. If not, please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Office.