Application Procedure

Blyth Academy will not be providing awards for the 2018-19 entry year.

You will need to complete four forms (please note carefully the different deadlines) and, for some subjects, register for a pre-interview assessment.

1. The Blyth Cambridge Trust Scholarships application form

There are two parts to this application. The first part is the online application form, which must be submitted by the deadline of October 19. The online application provides the Scholarship Committee with your basic personal information. Once the online application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation of your application via email.The second part of the application is your supporting documents and this part of the application must be submitted through the mail. The following documents should be includes in this part of the application:

  1. A print out of the online application form (see above)
  2. A passport sized photo
  3. Proof of citizenship (birth certificate or passport)
  4. An up-to-date transcript (a photocopy is acceptable)
  5. Your most recent report card
  6. Two letters of recommendation (one academic, which speaks to your scholastic capabilities, and one from a member of the community, which speaks to you as person)
  7. A list of your academic and extracurricular achievements
  8. A 1000 word essay on the subject you are applying to study at Cambridge. The essay is very open-ended and can be argumentative, persuasive, expository or a narrative. The Committee will be using the essay to gauge your interest in the topic and your academic capabilities.

Please Note: Do not staple, use paperclips or otherwise bind any of the supporting documents you mail to the Scholarship Committee.
All supporting documents must be mailed at the same time and must be received by the Scholarship Committee by October 19.
Completed Blyth applications should be sent to:
Blyth Cambridge Trust Scholarships Selection Committee
160 Avenue Road [map]
Toronto, ON, Canada M5R 2H8

2. The Cambridge Online Preliminary Application (COPA)

You must submit this application online between June 1 and the closing date of October 19. There is an application fee of 25 pounds, paid using the University’s online debit/credit card payment system. More information about the COPA can be found here:
http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/applying/copa

Failure to submit a complete COPA on time means that your application cannot be considered by the University. On the COPA you will be asked to specify a preferred interview location. Scholarship applicants who are based in North America and who are applying for any degree subjects OTHER THAN Architecture, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES), Classics, Modern and Medieval Languages (MML) and Music, will be expected to attend interview in Toronto with the scholarship panel. The scholarship panel includes Cambridge professors, and scholarship interviews conducted in Canada will also serve as college interviews for the purpose of admissions, meaning that there is no need for scholarship applicants other than those indicated above to request to attend interviews in Cambridge. Applicants MUST make themselves available on the relevant date(s) to attend the interview(s), and in 2016 these will take place in central Toronto in the week commending November 28.

3. The Cambridge Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ)

The SAQ, like the COPA, is a compulsory part of the Cambridge University application process and failure to complete it on time will mean that your application cannot be considered. The deadline for completion of the SAQ is October 22. More information about the SAQ can be found here: www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/applying/saq

4. The University and Colleges Admission Services Application (UCAS)

You must submit this application online between September 1 and the closing date of October 15. UCAS is the central organization that processes applications for full-time undergraduate courses at UK universities and colleges. There is an application fee of 21 pounds. More information about the UCAS application can be found here: UCAS WEBSITE
More information is available from UCAS:
Application Requests UCAS,
Rosehill, New Barn Lane,
Cheltenham, Glos
GL52 3LZ;
email: app.req@ucas.ac.uk;
telephone: +44 (0)1242 223707.

Pre-Interview Assessment Registration

For some degree subjects at the University of Cambridge, there are pre-interview assessments for which you must register by the relevant deadline. Failure to register will mean that the University will not take your application forward. Please see the following page for further information:

www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/applying/admissions-assessments/pre-interview