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Hi, I applied to Cambridge for Chemical Engineering and Biotech (under NatSci). I have not recieved an interview yet and I am getting really panicked. We haven't recieved our NSAA results yet. Has anyone recieved an interview yet applying for NatSci?

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Hi! I also panicked for a long time but got an interview invite yesterday for natsci at lucy cavendish. I think just give it time cause different colleges give them out at different times? But yeah same question here: Is an interview invite based on the admissions test results or just your personal statment? I'm pretty sure my nsaa went down the drain but we don't have our results yet, so I'm kinda confused as to how they decide who to interview.
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I applied to Lucy Cavendish as well! Congratulations on the interview I hope it goes amazingly! I am getting slightly worried but I guess if it's not a rejection yet so Im trying not to think about it. My NSAA was honestly horrific but I just saw somewhere that they don't base whether you get an interview or not on it. Would you mind me asking if you applied for biological or physical?
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What’s a NSAA??
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Original post by Anonymous #1
Hi, I applied to Cambridge for Chemical Engineering and Biotech (under NatSci). I have not recieved an interview yet and I am getting really panicked. We haven't recieved our NSAA results yet. Has anyone recieved an interview yet applying for NatSci?

Hey! Same situation here. I applied to St John’s for biological NatSci and still no interview. I really hope they don’t look at the NSAA too much because that was a disaster.
Original post by Kat Sales
Hey! Same situation here. I applied to St John’s for biological NatSci and still no interview. I really hope they don’t look at the NSAA too much because that was a disaster.

I also applied for biological NatSci at St Johns and have heard nothing. Soon hopefully.
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Original post by x.k.z.x
What’s a NSAA??

The Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment which you take as part of the application process for any natural sciences courses at Cambridge
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Original post by Kat Sales
Hey! Same situation here. I applied to St John’s for biological NatSci and still no interview. I really hope they don’t look at the NSAA too much because that was a disaster.

Same it was honestly way harder than any past papers. I regret not emailing asking for special consideration at this point. I'm not kidding you after question 11 on section 1 maths i ended up having to fill in random circles i had absolutely no time
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Original post by Anonymous #1
Same it was honestly way harder than any past papers. I regret not emailing asking for special consideration at this point. I'm not kidding you after question 11 on section 1 maths i ended up having to fill in random circles i had absolutely no time

Yes I did the exact same thing. When I was doing past papers I didn’t find the maths section too hard but on the day half of it was just random guesses. Anyway we’ll find out how badly we did next week
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Original post by Anonymous #1

The Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment which you take as part of the application process for any natural sciences courses at Cambridge


Thank you so much!! Now I know what I also have to partake in alongside all the other process to apply for Cambridge. Thank you!!
Original post by Anonymous #1
I applied to Lucy Cavendish as well! Congratulations on the interview I hope it goes amazingly! I am getting slightly worried but I guess if it's not a rejection yet so Im trying not to think about it. My NSAA was honestly horrific but I just saw somewhere that they don't base whether you get an interview or not on it. Would you mind me asking if you applied for biological or physical?

I applied for biological! But also I haven't heard from anyone else who applied to lucy cavendish so if it's not a rejection I'd say there's still hope!! And yeah they probably look at the NSAA and interview performance at the end holistically so hopefully my interview will give me a better shot.
Original post by Anonymous #1
Hi, I applied to Cambridge for Chemical Engineering and Biotech (under NatSci). I have not recieved an interview yet and I am getting really panicked. We haven't recieved our NSAA results yet. Has anyone recieved an interview yet applying for NatSci?

what do you mean under natsci? isnt chem eng and biotech a separate course now?
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Original post by Anonymous #2
what do you mean under natsci? isnt chem eng and biotech a separate course now?

is it? im not too sure but my college (like a level college) told me it was, oh well i didnt know
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Original post by x.k.z.x
Thank you so much!! Now I know what I also have to partake in alongside all the other process to apply for Cambridge. Thank you!!

Good luck with applying! What course are you thinking?
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Original post by Anonymous #1

Good luck with applying! What course are you thinking?


Natural sciences, and to specialise in the 4th year to biochemistry!
how did your guys' nsaa go?? especially asking ppl who applied for chem eng!
Original post by Anonymous #3
how did your guys' nsaa go?? especially asking ppl who applied for chem eng!

horrible! still somehow got an interview though ,, does anyone have any idea of post interview success rate? i hope they dont use nsaa THAT much,, considering they are getting rid of it next year which is annoying we are the last year
Original post by Anonymous #4
horrible! still somehow got an interview though ,, does anyone have any idea of post interview success rate? i hope they dont use nsaa THAT much,, considering they are getting rid of it next year which is annoying we are the last year

Can you share like around what average? I have average 4.7 and im stressing out.
How was your interview?? (For chem eng)
I had mine today and it was surprisingly very chill
Original post by Anonymous #5
How was your interview?? (For chem eng)
I had mine today and it was surprisingly very chill

mine was calm the questions were pretty straightforward for me except one of them. only concern I have rn is my nsaa score

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