University of Cambridge

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.

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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

Clare

Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TL

Fitzwilliam

Storey's Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DG

Homerton

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

Downing

Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1DQ

Christ's

St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, CB2 3BU

Emmanuel

St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, CB2 3AP

Peterhouse

Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RD

Gonville & Caius

Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TA

Jesus

Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BL

Hughes Hall

Wollaston Road, Cambridge, CB1 2EW

Selwyn

Grange Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DQ

Pembroke

Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RF

St Catharine's

Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RL

Corpus Christi

Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RH

Queens'

Silver Street, Cambridge, CB3 9ET

Girton

Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 0JG

Magdalene

Magdalene Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AG

Main Site

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

Newnham

Sidgwick Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DF

St John's

St John's Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TP

Wolfson

Barton Road, Cambridge, CB3 9BB

King's

King's Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1ST

Trinity

Trinty Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ

Murray Edwards

Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 0DF

St Edmund's

Mount Pleasant, Cambridge, CB3 0BN

Churchill

Storey's Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DS

Robinson

Grange Road, Cambridge, CB3 9AN

Lucy Cavendish

Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge, CB3 0BU