Cambridge University Canada
Number of undergraduate applications and admissions from Canada:
Total number of students at Cambridge from Canada:
If a student holds more than one nationality, then the nationality given as the primary nationality is reported.
The Canadian High School Diploma/Secondary School Diploma is not sufficient on its own to make a competitive application to the University of Cambridge. This applies to applicants from all provinces and territories, including Québec CEGEP students.
Applicants from Canada who are taking the high school diploma must normally be studying for further qualifications in addition to the high school diploma. These can be either:
- five College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Tests in appropriate subjects (for details of required and preferred subjects for your proposed degree course, please see the relevant course descriptions page, noting that we treat APs as equivalent to A Levels). Please note that SAT Subject Tests are not normally viewed as being equivalent to Advanced Placement (AP) Tests
- three International Baccalaureate Higher Level subjects in appropriate subjects (for details of required and preferred subjects for your proposed degree course, please see the relevant course descriptions page, noting that we treat IB Higher Levels as equivalent to A Levels)
Alternatively, students can apply if they are studying the full International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma (out of 45 points, including three appropriate Higher Level subjects). In this case, applicants do not need to offer the high school diploma as well.
Students who already have a university degree may be able to apply for an affiliated degree (i.e. applying to study for a second Bachelors degree). Information on this can be found here.
Students doing a combination of the high school diploma and either Advanced Placement Tests or IB Higher Levels will be expected to be on course to achieve a minimum of 90% overall in their final high school diploma year (please note our assessment of the high school final % is based on grade 12 English and the best 5 other grade 12 scores) and either:
- grade 5 in each of the five Advanced Placement Tests. Candidates are at liberty to take more APs if they wish to
- at least 776 in their IB Higher Level subjects. Candidates are at liberty to take more IB Higher Levels if they wish to, but the norm tends to be three subjects.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language then any offer made is likely to include English language requirements. See which English language qualifications we accept on our English language requirements page.