This section contains information for undergraduate students. For more general information for students, please visit the guidance for all students section.​

All undergraduate students

There will be no face-to-face teaching in Cambridge in the Easter Term. All teaching will move online. During this time you will have access to the same teaching that you would have been provided in Cambridge, but remotely. 

No additional teaching will be provided outside of this normal teaching period. This remains the case even if you take your assessments in the second assessment period outside of Easter Term.

The alternative assessments will not require additional supervision or teaching, although your Faculty or Department may offer additional planned supervisions or teaching if they wish. 

The assessment page has all the information on the alternative assessment arrangements, including specific information for undergraduates.

Year Abroad students

Following a change in Foreign and Commonwealth Office guidance, the University is requiring all students on their Year Abroad to return home unless:

  • It is not safe to do so

  • There are travel restrictions

If you are able to return but chose not to, the University will not accept responsibility for your welfare. You should be aware that your travel insurance may no longer be valid and that you may experience greater difficulties in being able to return home due to international travel restrictions.

If you are still overseas on your Year Abroad, you need to contact the Year Abroad co-ordinator in your Faculty or Department and your Director of Studies in your College to discuss your situation.

All Year Abroad students will be able to proceed into Part II without having completed the 2019-20 Year Abroad. The University will ensure that Year Abroad students will not be disadvantaged where their Year Abroad was interrupted or concluded prematurely due to coronavirus. 

HML/MML Year Abroad students

HML and MML students should continue with their Year Abroad project remotely. If you are having difficulties resulting from not having access to local resources, contact your Supervisor. 

At the moment, there are no plans to cancel the Oral C examinations for Michaelmas Term 2020, but this remains under review. Examiners for Part II in 2021 will be monitoring marks for Oral C and looking for any abnormal patterns in performance.

International undergraduate students

Tier 4 visa holders

The Home Office recognises the exceptional circumstances of the current situation and the University will continue to sponsor a student’s Tier 4 visa during any disruption to studies as a result of the coronavirus outbreak and/or whilst continuing studies remotely. This is the case whether you are currently overseas or in the UK. 

30 day travel vignette expiration

If your 30 day visa to travel to the UK for study has expired, or is about to expire, you can request a replacement visa with revised validity dates free of charge until the end of this year.

To make a request, contact the Coronavirus Immigration Help Centre. You’ll need to include your name, nationality, date of birth and your GWF reference number with ‘REPLACEMENT 30 DAY VISA’ in the subject line. If you’ve already contacted the Help Centre about this, please let them know in your email. You should then be contacted when the Visa Application Centres reopen to arrange for a replacement visa to be endorsed in your passport.

Students in this situation are advised to contact the International Student Office for further guidance prior to making the request.

Visa expiration

If you’re in the UK and your visa expired/expires between 24 January 2020 and 31 July 2020, your visa will be extended to 31 July 2020 if you are unable to leave the UK because of travel restrictions or self-isolation related to coronavirus (COVID-19). This applies to all nationalities.

If you have already had your visa extended to 31 May 2020 under the previous coronavirus provision, your visa will be extended automatically to 31 July 2020.

If you have not yet requested an extension by updating your records with the Home Office, this extension will not be applied automatically. In these circumstances, you must contact the Home Office Coronavirus Immigration Team (CIT) by completing an online form. The Home Office will contact you once your visa has been extended. You will not be required to enrol biometrics or attend any further appointments.

If you meet the visa requirements to make a longer-term visa application, during these exceptional circumstances up until 31 July 2020 you will be able to apply without the need to leave the UK even where this would not usually be possible (for example, switching into another visa category from a visitor visa, which normally could only be done from outside the UK).

Please note if you intend on applying for another visa inside the UK, you will have to attend a biometric appointment. All biometric enrolment service points were closed in March owing to the coronavirus outbreak but some centres will start to re-open from the 1 June. The service point in Cambridge Central Library remains closed at this time. The Home Office advises that if the nearest service point is closed you may be offered an appointment in a different location but that you can ask to wait for an appointment at a closer service point if you wish. This will not affect your immigration status.

Further guidance on immigration

For further guidance on student immigration matters, please contact the International Student Office.