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Getting close was a challenge. Cracking it was key to an incredible 30-year study of the wild meerkats of the Kalahari. Find out more.

International Applicants: How to Apply for Undergraduate Study

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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News - Formula 1 scholarship announced

Formula 1 is to fund an undergraduate student from an underrepresented background to study for an engineering degree at the University of Cambridge.
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News - Climate changed the size of our bodies and, to some extent, our brains

The average body size of humans has fluctuated significantly over the last million years and is strongly linked to temperature, say researchers from the Department of Zoology.
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News - Upgrading PPE on COVID-19 wards cut infections dramatically

When Addenbrooke’s Hospital upgraded its face masks for staff on COVID-19 wards, it saw up to a 100% fall in hospital-acquired SARS-CoV-2 infections among these staff.


World-class concerts, lectures, sports events, festivals and more

Exhibitions - Untitled: art on the conditions of our time - 10 Jul to 3 Oct

A new exhibition at Kettle's Yard brings together work by 10 British African diaspora artists.

Online - The Mermaid of Black Conch - 26 Aug

Join the next Really Popular Book Club meeting for a discussion of Monique Roffey’s 2020 Costa Novel Award-winning The Mermaid of Black Conch.

Online - Fatigue in neurological conditions - 28 Jul

Join Lucy Cavendish College for this informative virtual talk in which Dr Karen Thomas discusses fatigue in neurological conditions.

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