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Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge

Eligibility questions

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Photo of students at matriculation in the garden
Students at matriculation in the garden

Can I apply if I am under 18?

Although we normally expect students to be 18 on entry we are prepared to consider those under 18 on a case by case basis. We take into account your ability and maturity and the particular requirements of the subject you wish to study.

Does Murray Edwards consider students who wish to take a gap year?

Yes, we are very happy to consider such students in most subjects.  We always have a number of students studying here who have successfully completed gap years before joining us. 

Can I apply to study at Murray Edwards College for just one year as part of my undergraduate studies elsewhere?

This is only possible in connection with a designated and agreed scheme (e.g. Erasmus in Law). We are sorry but the limited consideration we were able to give to students from a small set of US universities has now ceased.

Can I apply if I am a 'mature' applicant?

We welcome applications from those over 18 and this includes mature applicants (a term usually used at Cambridge to refer to those over 21). Those who are over 21 might also like to seek advice from the four Cambridge Colleges that take mature students only: Hughes Hall, Lucy Cavendish, St Edmund's and Wolfson.

Can I apply if I am a male student?

No we are sorry, Murray Edwards College does not consider applications from men wishing to study as undergraduates.