Graduate study at Fitzwilliam

Welcome to the pages for prospective Fitzwilliam graduate students. At Fitzwilliam you'll be part of a friendly graduate community made up of students from over fifty countries.

Watch the new 3-minute film about postgraduate life at Fitzwilliam.

The Graduate Experience at Fitzwilliam College from Fitzwilliam College on Vimeo.


A short film about the Cambridge graduate student system, from the Gates Cambridge Trust. Fitz final year PhD student Girija Godbole appears at 1m25s - along with footage of the College. Girija's PhD is on rural women's perspectives on the impact of land sale in western India.

We admit students for all graduate courses.

The College has no ‘quotas’ - numbers are limited only by our ability to provide support, accommodation and facilities.  We admit part-time students on: MST in Advanced Subject Teaching and Applied Criminology and Police Management; MEd and PhD.

Live in College accommodation for the duration of your course.

In the first year you will be allocated a room; in further years your choice is made through the graduate housing ballot. Accommodation is available for all years of study. Visit our accommodation pages for more information.


  • The College has an increasingly central location in relation to the University's expansion towards the north and west of Cambridge.  See University Map
  • The majority of Departments are accessible via off-road or quiet cycle routes
  • The Uni 4 bus, which visits most Departments, stops on Madingley Road at the end of Storey's Way.  (Shown as dotted line on the University Map starting at the Madingley Road Park and Ride site)
  • Other frequent bus routes are available from Madingley Road and Huntingdon Road
  • Car parking.  Some parking may be available when a car is essential for course reasons (travelling out of Cambridge for placements for example) or for personal or health reasons.  Contact Graduate Office.
  • Local food shops, post office and pharmacy are available in Histon Road or the town centre.
  • Explore the College - maps and where to find us

Scholarships, travel and research funding available.

There is a fully-funded studentship for applicants for a one-year course and a PhD full maintenance studentship. There are also a number of part-cost studentships for one year courses. There are scholarships for research students, book grants for LLM students and College Senior Scholarships for our highest-performing research students. Travel and extra-curricular funding is also available. Visit the Graduate Finance page for more information.

An active graduate community.

One of the most active and friendly graduate communities (traditionally known as the Middle Common Room - or MCR) in Cambridge, with a full programme of social events to reflect a wide variety of interests.  Read more about the MCR on their own independent website.

If you need more information or support, please email Sue Free, Graduate Officer, at Sue will be your main point of contact with the College.