The University of Cambridge is a collegiate university and there are 31 Colleges affiliated to the University. All Cambridge students are members of a College and it is necessary to be a member of a College in order to be registered as a graduate student, whether full or part-time. A guide to Cambridge Colleges for graduate students can be found on the University’s Graduate Admissions website.
Application for admission as a graduate student is carried out by applying to the University and Colleges via the University’s Graduate Admissions Office and choosing up to two Colleges. University Departments and Faculties make the initial academic decision recommending admission and Colleges only receive applications once a formal academic offer of admission has been made by the Graduate Admissions Office.
A graduate of Trinity who is returning to undertake graduate study will be applying as a ‘continuer’ or ‘re-admitter’. If you would like Trinity to consider your application, you should indicated Trinity College as one of your College preferences. This is necessary for both new applicants and current students who wish to return for graduate study.
Full details on how to apply can be found on the Graduate Admissions website.
Prospective graduate students must read the University’s Course Directory which provides information on all course offered by the University, including entry requirements and course application deadlines. All course-related queries should be directed to the relevant Faculty/Department. Please note that there are separate application procedures for the Cambridge MBA and Master in Finance courses offered by the Cambridge Judge Business School, the PGCE and Master in Education courses offered by the Faculty of Education and for courses offered by the School of Clinical Medicine.
It is the College’s practice not to accept applications from students who have matriculated at another College in Cambridge or who hold an offer from another College in Cambridge, except via particular Trinity graduate studentships.
Current and former members of the College should refer to the College’s Graduate Admissions Policy for Members of the College.
Postgraduate Open Day
The University of Cambridge will hold the next Postgraduate Open Day in the autumn. The event will be open to all those seeking to apply for postgraduate study at Cambridge and will provide opportunities to meet department staff, explore the Colleges and find out more about the application process and funding opportunities. Visitors to the Open Day will be able to view Colleges and speak with current postgraduate students in the morning and visit departments to learn about specific courses in the afternoon. A central Exhibition Hub with detailed information about the application process will be also be available, with University Graduate Admissions Office staff on hand to answer questions.
For further information visit Postgraduate Open Day.