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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.

Visit the College

Visit Fitzwilliam.The next University of Cambridge Postgraduate Open Day will be in November 2019. Individual tours can also be arranged at any time of year.  For more information please contact the Graduate Officer.

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 (Advanced Subject Teaching, Genomic Medicine 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 Universal Bus, which visits most Departments, stops on Madingley Road at the end of Storey's Way. 
  • 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. More Information on bringing your car to Cambridge.
  • 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.

The College provides a number of competitive Scholarships, including 2 Masters Studentships and a Phd Studentship, part-cost awards and other subject specific Scholarships. The College also supports the University in up to three Newton CHESS awards for Masters students

Travel and extra-curricular funding is also available. 

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,  Sue will be your main point of contact with the College.

Fitzwilliam Cafe, students chatting over coffee
Fitzwilliam College is a very special place; a College where you live surrounded by friends and people who will support you in every sphere of your life.
Millie, 3rd year PhD