How to Apply: Graduates

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 usually holds a Postgraduate Open Day in November but, in light of the latest government advice, the in-person Cambridge Postgraduate Open Day in 2020 has been cancelled. The University is working to produce a virtual alternative which will be available in November.  More information about this will be published in September.

For further information visit Postgraduate Open Day.