Arriving in Cambridge

Why Cambridge?

Find out why studying at Cambridge is for you

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Accommodation

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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Teaching

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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Careers

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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Funding

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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Accommodation

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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Careers

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

News

Updates from across the University

Dr Anthony Freeling

News - Acting Vice-Chancellor stresses drive for academic excellence

Dr Anthony Freeling outlines his vision for the next nine months in the traditional Annual Address at the Senate House.
Dr Giorgia Longobardi

News - Cambridge recognised for its leadership in knowledge exchange

Cambridge secured the highest performance scores in many areas of knowledge exchange in today's Knowledge Exchange Framework 2 (KEF2) results, published by Research England.
Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald, Director of the Early Cancer Institute

News - Inside the new institute looking at early cancer

The first physical institute in the UK dedicated to early cancer focuses on better survival and less invasive treatments.

Events

Concerts, lectures, sports events, festivals and more

Festival - Cambridge Zero Climate Change Festival - Fri 14 to Sun 16 October

This year's event will be taking place from 14 to 16 October, and will be focused on the theme of climate accessibility.

Online - Postgraduate Open Days - Mon 31 October to Sun 13 November

Join us online to get a feel for our wide-ranging postgraduate community, and chat to staff and current students about postgraduate study at Cambridge.

Exhibitions - Darwin in Conversation - to Sat 3 December

Join us at the University Library for a free exhibition about the endlessly curious life and letters of Charles Darwin.

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