Elmaz Asan.

Seeking freedom

for Crimea

Displaced journalist and scholar Elmaz Asan arrived in Cambridge from Ukraine in October 2022. She sees her PhD research as a chance to fight back against the Russian invasion of her homeland.

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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 - Robot 'chef' learns from video

A robotic chef has learned to recreate eight recipes from watching videos of a human making each dish. See the robot in action as it learns to cook incrementally.
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News - House with moveable walls

Cambridge architects unveil a prototype house with flexible wooden partition walls. The walls can be moved to meet changing residents needs. Is this a greener alternative to knocking through walls?
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News - Joint statement on marking and assessment boycott

A statement from Dr Anthony Freeling, Acting Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge, and Michael Abberton, Branch President, UCU Cambridge, about the current marking and assessment boycott.


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Festival - Festival of Plants - Sat 10 June

Set in Cambridge Botanic Garden's beautiful landscape, the Festival of Plants celebrates the wonder of plants when the Garden is in full bloom. A fun-filled, fact-finding day out with something for everyone to enjoy.

Admissions - Undergraduate Open Days - Thu 6 and Fri 7 July

Learn more about Cambridge and what it's like to study here. An event for prospective applicants from Year 12 (or equivalent), together with their parents or supporters. We also welcome mature applicants aged 21 or over.

Exhibitions - Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective - to Sat 26 August

A new exhibition at Cambridge University Library celebrates the life, work and legacy of the award-winning author and illustrator.

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