Dr Anthony Freeling

New Acting Vice-Chancellor


The University of Cambridge has appointed Dr Anthony Freeling as its Acting Vice-Chancellor with effect from 1 October 2022. Meet the new Acting Vice-Chancellor.

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Why Cambridge?

Find out why studying at Cambridge is for you

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For the duration of your course most students will live in a Cambridge College – somewhere to sleep, eat, learn and make lifelong friends.

Read more about accommodation.

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Small-group teaching and personalised learning are central to the renowned Cambridge supervision system.

Read more about how you will be taught.

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How the University works

31 Colleges, 150 Departments, 18 Faculties, six Schools and other institutions. Discover how the University works.

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90% of graduates were employed or in training six months after leaving (2015–17).

Learn more about our Careers Service's wide range of support.

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Living here

Cambridge offers the best of both worlds: a small-city environment with great transport connections by road, rail and air. Stansted Airport and central London are both less than an hour away by train.

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Three quarters of Masters students and a third of PhDs received internal or external funding in 2018/19. Learn more about our many funding opportunities.

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An international community

Cambridge is a global institution with postgraduate students from 145 countries. You will quickly settle in with the support we provide for international scholars.

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As a postgraduate student, you might live in a College or use our Accommodation Service to find somewhere that suits you. Find out more about postgraduate accommodation.

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Get one-to-one support and other resources from our professional Careers Service in addition to world-class employment prospects.

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Cambridge life

Student societies, sports, pubs, restaurants, shopping, museums, family venues – and London visits – all make up the Cambridge experience. Learn more about Cambridge life.

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The city of Cambridge

Famous for its architecture, history and intellectual atmosphere, our small city is just 45 minutes from London and a short hop by plane or train to Europe.

How to apply

Step-by-step guidance on the applications process


Updates from across the University

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Features - The war on Ukraine

The latest University statements on the war, including on hosting Ukrainian scholars, plus resources for staff and students and research from Cambridge experts.
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Features - Our world-leading research

Cambridge’s global reputation is recognised by the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), a major UK exercise to assess the quality of research at our universities.

Features - Making the digital world a safer place

Cambridge and Arm are working together to make everything from our national infrastructure to the phones in our pockets more secure.


Concerts, lectures, sports events, festivals and more

Festival - Cambridge University Botanic Gardens Festival of Plants - 11 June

Set in our beautiful landscape, the Festival of Plants celebrates the wonder of plants when the Garden is in full bloom.

Exhibitions - LGBTQ+ Bridging Binaries guided tours - to Sat 25 June

Guides share their personal selection of fascinating stories about gender and sex in the animal world at the Museum of Zoology.

Exhibitions - Hockney’s Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction - to Mon 29 August

An exhibition that explores David Hockney’s obsession with how we see the world, taking place across the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Heong Gallery at Downing College.

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