Cambridge launches

Help for Ukraine

A comprehensive package of new support for students and academics displaced by the war on Ukraine has been announced by the University.

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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.

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

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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).

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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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News - Nature loss is pushing nations toward debt downgrades and 'bankruptcy'

The first biodiversity-adjusted sovereign credit rating warns of looming national debt crises across 26 countries.
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News - Canterbury suburbs were home to some of Britain’s earliest humans

Archaeological discoveries confirm the presence of early humans in southern Britain between 560,000 and 620,000 years ago.
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News - New multidimensional map of the Milky Way

The European Space Agency’s Gaia mission has released a treasure trove of data about our home galaxy.


Concerts, lectures, sports events, festivals and more

Admissions - Cambridge Open Days - Thurs 7 and Fri 8 July

Our Open Days are aimed at prospective applicants from Year 12 (or equivalent) and mature applicants aged 21 or over, to help them learn more about Cambridge. Attend in-person or online.

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.

Exhibitions - Louise Stebbing: a retrospective - to Fri 16 September

An exhibition of the printmaker's work, spanning 40 years. Packed with techniques, colour, pattern, texture and technical know-how.

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