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Interview at the University of Cambridge

If your UCAS application is successful, you will be invited to interview by the college that is handling your application. The number of interviews you are asked to attend, the length of the interviews, and the topics discussed will all vary from college to college.

The interviews will usually be held early in December, and the college that invites you to interview will provide you with further details on the exact timing, location, and format of your interviews.

I genuinely enjoyed the interview, and was appreciative of the interviewers making me feel at home in what could have been a thoroughly stressful experience Jarvis, third year Law student

Queries regarding interviews should be directed to college admissions tutors.

You will not be required to have any prior knowledge of law for your interviews. The interviewers will be interested in your own ideas and thought processes, including your ability to form and defend a logical argument, to recognise counter arguments, and to explain any changes in your view in light of new information or new circumstances. 

More information about the interview process, including preparation for interviews, at Cambridge is available on the University website. We also have a blog post outlining how to prepare for interviews and what to expect, as well as a faculty member's perspective on what we look for at the interview.

A useful source of information on interviews is curated by InsideUni, a student-led initiative providing student perspectives on the interview process across various subjects and colleges. Information is vetted by admissions tutors. 

Interview reflections

Three Law students look back at their experiences at interview.