University of Cambridge
Here you will have the opportunity to pursue your intellectual curiosity and acquire the habits of mind which will enhance your future experience of life, whatever turn it may take. Cambridge students are greatly sought after by employers and the University has one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country.
One of Cambridge’s great strengths lies in the partnership between the University and the Colleges. This combination provides superb facilities, contact with the very best minds, and personal supervision and support to help develop your academic interests. We pride ourselves on the close level of pastoral care provided by College tutors, support staff and student-run networks.
We also provide many opportunities to engage socially – in activities such as sports, performance and literary arts, debating and voluntary work – as well as to develop
knowledge and transferable skills to prepare you for the future. By offering generous financial support we are confident that the education we provide is truly accessible to all
with the academic ability and potential to succeed here.
With more than 20,000 students from all walks of life and all corners of the world, over 11,000 staff, 31 Colleges and 150 Departments, Faculties, Schools and other institutions, no two days are ever the same at the University of Cambridge.
The University is a confederation of Schools, Faculties, Departments and Colleges. The 31 Colleges are governed by their own statutes and regulations, but are integral to the make-up of the University.
As well as being a member of the University and of an academic Faculty/Department, our students also belong to a College community, an arrangement that offers pastoral and academic support for each individual.
There is no ‘right background’ for Cambridge – no right school to have attended, no hidden test of social and economic circumstances. Quite simply, if you have the ability, the enthusiasm and the motivation to study here, then we want you to apply to us.