Dr James Knapton
Information Compliance Officer
20 June 2019
Dear S Camacho,
Your request was received on 28 May 2019 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’).
Please I’d like to know for the past 3 years in a microsoft excel form, only applicants for
1) The number of applicants from every non-UK school. If there are no applicants from a school,
then you may omit these in the report.
2) The number of successful applicants from every non-UK school.
3) A breakdown of the subjects that students applied to study at Cambridge from each non-UK
school and how many of these were successful.
4) Which Cambridge colleges students applied to study at from each non-UK school and how
many were successful.
5) The total number of international applicants that were interviewed segmented by whether the
interview was in the UK face-to-face, remotely (e.g. via Skype), or outside the UK.
6) Please list the cities that applicants were interviewed in person outside of the UK including
the number of applicants interviewed per city and which subjects they were applying to.
7) Please list the department to which each interviewer belonged and the subjects that they
conducted interviews for internationally
The information you have requested, insofar as it is held, is refused under section 12(1) of the Act. You
have requested a complex set of statistical information. The University has estimated that the time
required to locate, retrieve and extract the information you have requested would considerably surpass
18 hours of staff time charged at £25 per hour, and therefore that your request exceeds the appropriate
limit of £450 as set out in the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees)
The Old Schools
Cambridge, CB2 1TN
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 764142
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For the purpose of this application of section 12, the University has aggregated your request with a
number of other requests on similar topics, all received via the What Do They Know platform in the
period 28 May to 3 June 2019, from ostensibly different individuals who reasonably appear to the
University to be acting in concert. As permitted under Regulation 5 of the Fees Regulations, the
estimated cost of complying with your request is taken to be the total costs of complying with all of
these aggregated requests.
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number above. The University would normally expect to receive your request for an internal review
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there has been undue delay in raising a complaint. If you are not content with the outcome of your
review, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
Information Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the University. The Information Commissioner may be contacted at: The
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