Graduate Admissions


Step 1 - Why Cambridge?

Are you interested in applying for graduate study at the University of Cambridge? This section introduces you to the city and the University, and gives you an overview of facilities, services and support available, as well as the benefits of studying here.

To browse postgraduate study opportunities within our departments, faculties and institutes, please see the Qualifications Directory, in the 'Studying at Cambridge' section.

Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor

"I am delighted that you are considering applying to Cambridge for graduate study. This is a truly remarkable place, with expertise across a very wide range of disciplines, and the superb academic and pastoral support that comes with membership of College communities. Our 800-year history supports our present excellence and future aspirations.

As a graduate student here, you will be working with academic staff who are leaders in their fields; academics who are committed to seeing you succeed and will help you to develop your ideas, knowledge and understanding.

Cambridge is not just a home for research and education, however, outstanding as these are. When I was a Fellow at Wolfson College in the 1980s I was tremendously impressed by the interchange of ideas between students, academic staff and the frequent visiting lecturers; and also by the opportunities for every kind of sporting and leisure activity.

I hope you will find on this website inspiration to apply."

Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz