Residential Visits

Every year, Trinity College run a number of residential programmes for students who are keen to explore their subject outside of school and experience what it would be like to study at a top university. Students on these residentials stay in college accommodation, meet current Cambridge students and have taster lectures and seminars in a variety of subjects. They also have the opportunity to explore the city, and take part in a number of social activities during the week. The residentials are entirely free, including accommodation and all food, and funds are available to cover transport costs to and from Cambridge if necessary.

Archaeology Residential

Organised by the Archaeology Faculty and hosted by Trinity College, this residential for Year 12 students will be between the 22nd and 25th JulyApply here. Deadline is the 12th June 2018 for both the application and the teachers reference.

Upcoming Residentials – Applications Closed

The deadline for the residentials below has now passed. We will continue to accept Teacher’s References until 4th June 2018.

Details of our 2019 Residentials will be published in January. 

Our upcoming residentials are:

Law Residential

This residential is aimed at Year 12 students, and will be between the 2nd and 4th of July. You can find out more information here.

Biology and Medicine Residential

Covering both Biological and Medical Sciences, this residential is aimed Year 12 students and will be between the 22nd and 24th July. Information here.

Women in STEM Residential

Covering numerous aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, this residential is open to Year 12 women and non-binary students, and will be between 20th and 23rd August. Find out more information here.

Trinity Stonehouse Year 11 Residential

This is our first ever Year 11 residential, open to Year 11 students who will be over 16 before the residential starts; it will be between the 12th and 15th August. Information here.

Students on our residentials are selected using a range of both academic and widening participation criteria – we are particularly keen to identify students with no family history of higher education, those from schools who send few candidates to Oxford and Cambrige, and students in care. Students should also be capable of achieving top grades in their A levels by the end of Year 13.

“In order to maintain Trinity’s fine academic tradition, we need constantly to explore new sources of untapped potential. We are committed to admitting the most promising students, and are therefore eager to attract the widest possible field of outstanding applicants.”

~ Lord Rees, Former Master of Trinity College


You can get in touch with us by emailing Terri-Leigh at, or Lara for a student’s perspective at – we look forward to hearing from you.