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Cambridge qualifications are recognised and valued by universities all around the world, including in the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, Germany and beyond.
Over 600 universities in the US accept Cambridge International AS & A Levels, including all Ivy League and Ivy Plus universities. These universities include Brown, Harvard, MIT, Stanford and Yale. In the UK, all universities accept Cambridge qualifications.
We work closely with universities to make sure Cambridge qualifications develop the skills and knowledge students need to succeed at university. In a 2018 survey of higher education admissions tutors at the world’s universities, 100 per cent of respondents said Cambridge programmes give students excellent preparation for university.
Many universities and colleges have sent us official statements confirming their entry policies. For full details of all official statements, check our recognition database.
Many more organisations than just those listed on the database are also happy to accept Cambridge qualifications as proof of a student’s academic ability. However, before a student applies to any institution, it is essential that they check the exact entry requirements on the institution’s website for the course they want to study. If a student still has queries, they should contact the institution’s admissions office.
We publish a variety of resources to support Cambridge students who are applying to universities, including brochures and videos.
Our guide to the recognition and acceptance of Cambridge qualifications provides a general overview of admissions requirements in a wide range of countries:
University Recognition Worldwide (PDF, 503KB)
If you want advice on applying to universities in popular destination countries, go to the Recognition in specific countries section.
If you are considering applying to study at a university in Germany, our guides below will help you.
Cambridge IGCSE recognition in Germany (English) (PDF, 97KB)
Cambridge IGCSE recognition in Germany (German) (PDF, 98KB)
Cambridge International AS & A Level and Cambridge Pre-U recognition in Germany (English) (PDF, 135KB)
Cambridge International AS & A Level and Cambridge Pre-U recognition in Germany (German)
A school profile is a summary of a school, including demographics and details of the school community, the curriculum, extra-curricular activities, exam results and university outcomes.
Many universities find a school profile valuable in their admissions process as it provides the context for each student’s application. It gives universities the chance to look at the whole student, rather than just a series of grades and numbers.
We encourage schools to complete a school profile and make it available to their students. You can complete our template if it suits your school - otherwise you can design your own.