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Graduate Admissions


The University of Cambridge is a collegiate University. All students must be a member of a College. You can select your College preferences in your application.

If you are made a formal offer of admission by the University, you are guaranteed to be accepted by a College, which may or may not be your first choice College.

You are able to change your choice of College preferences within 14 days of submitting your application, as long as a formal offer to study has not been made, by contacting the Graduate Admissions Office. After this period, requests for a transfer of College will be considered only on the grounds of disability, a substantial offer of funding from another College, or other compelling circumstances.

Guidance on College preferences is provided on the Applicant Portal.

Please note that without a College membership, your admission will not be confirmed, and you will not be able to take up your place at Cambridge.