University of Cambridge


  • Location: City

Student life

Cambridge is a vibrant city that combines the welcoming feel of a small town with the variety and energy of a larger city. It's a great place to be a student, with students accounting for about a fifth of the city’s overall population.

There’s also loads going on within the University and Colleges, and hundreds of student clubs that you can join - a great opportunity to meet like-minded people or to try something new while you're here.

What's it like to live in East of England?
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The East of England is made up of five counties and cities like Luton, Norwich, and Cambridge. Made famous by its namesake university, picturesque Cambridge attracts droves of visitors, with graduates including Stephen Hawking and Emma Thompson.

Branch out and you’ll find Europe’s equivalent to Silicon Valley – Silicon Fen – a burgeoning hub for big tech players and software start-ups.

This corner of England has a star-studded history, too. Iconic movies like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and The Shining were shot at Elstree Studios in Essex. Meanwhile, the University of East Anglia served as Avengers HQ in multiple Marvel movies.

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What's it like to live in Cambridge?
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Home to one of the world’s most famous universities, Cambridge combines beautiful architecture with cobbled streets and punting on the River Cam.

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Campus and facilities

Cambridge is a ‘collegiate’ university. Rather than being campus-based, it is made up of:

  • academic faculties and departments - where students attend lectures, seminars and practicals, and sit examinations etc.
  • Colleges - where students live, socialise, attend small-group teaching, and receive academic and pastoral support.

Applicants apply to a College rather than the University. There are 29 undergraduate Colleges and these are located across the city, within walking or cycling distance of the city centre and the academic faculties and departments.

Campus locations on this website equate to College locations.  

Course locations

St Catharine's

Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RL

Corpus Christi

Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RH


Silver Street, Cambridge, CB3 9ET


Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 0JG


Magdalene Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AG

Main Site

The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN


Sidgwick Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DF

St John's

St John's Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TP


Barton Road, Cambridge, CB3 9BB


King's Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1ST


Trinty Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ

Murray Edwards

Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 0DF

St Edmund's

Mount Pleasant, Cambridge, CB3 0BN


Storey's Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DS


Grange Road, Cambridge, CB3 9AN

Lucy Cavendish

Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge, CB3 0BU


Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TL


Storey's Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DG


Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PH

Trinity Hall

Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TJ

Cambridge University

The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN

Main Site

32 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QY

Sidney Sussex

Sidney Street, Cambridge, CB2 3HU

Open application

Cambridge Admissions Office, Cambridge, CB2 1QY


Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1DQ


St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, CB2 3BU


St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, CB2 3AP


Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RD

Gonville & Caius

Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TA


Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BL

Hughes Hall

Wollaston Road, Cambridge, CB1 2EW


Grange Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DQ


Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RF