If you have not previously studied in the UK, it is important to check your relevant country guidelines (below) to ensure the qualifications you hold are considered suitable preparation for entry on to your chosen course.
Whatever system you are being educated in, graduate work at Cambridge is intense and very intellectually demanding and so the University has high academic entry requirements.
Please note the information given here is a guideline of the University's minimum academic requirements. Please refer to the Course Directory for the academic requirements for your specific course, as these may be higher than the University's minimum academic requirements.
It should be noted that, for many countries, the University recognises significant variance between institutions and that, for example, a score of 70% from one university may not be considered to be the same as a score of 70% from another university.
For further information on international qualification equivalency, please see the UK NARIC website. UK NARIC is the UK's National Recognition Information Centre and provides services for individuals and organisations to compare international qualifications against UK qualification framework levels.
Check the equivalence guidelines for my country:
Please note these equivalences are for applicants starting in October 2017.