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New route to

undergraduate study

Cambridge Foundation Year aims to ‘transform lives’ with new route to undergraduate study for educationally and socially disadvantaged students.

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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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News - 2021 New Year Honours

Cambridge researchers are among those to receive 2021 New Year Honours, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to society.

News - Green recovery must end the reign of GDP, argue Cambridge and UN economists

The University is helping the United Nations launch a new 'Ecosystem Accounting' framework: allowing governments to better include and reflect nature in their post-pandemic economic recovery.

News - Read Horizons magazine

Fertility futures, polar research, nomadic herders, COVID-19 and 4,000 years of babymaking (the brief version). Download the latest issue now.


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

Online - AI in medicine webinar - 22 January 2021

Explore new horizons in machine learning for medicine with speakers working at the cutting edge.

Online - Do try this at home

Have fun at home with activities and games from across the University and its partners.

Online - Alfred Wallis rediscovered

Kettle’s Yard shines new light on innovative artist Alfred Wallis.

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