Fitzwilliam College is among the largest of the University of Cambridge colleges and is considered one of the friendliest. We sustain our long tradition of ensuring that every student, whatever their background, can fulfil their potential and take advantage of the incomparably rich opportunities offered here. But this is also a dynamic, forward-looking place, consistent with the College's motto of 'The Best of the Old and the New'.

At the heart of its beautiful grounds is a fine Regency house once occupied by Emma Darwin. Our award-winning buildings date from the 1960s onwards, including some of the best student accommodation in Cambridge, a state-of-the-art auditorium and the Olisa Library.

Explore our website to find out more about the opportunities on offer at Fitzwilliam, areas of research work - including our numerous Nobel Laureates - and our welcoming and international community.


Fitzwilliam College is a dynamic, welcoming and international community committed to developing the talents of all its students, numbering some 750 (including postgraduates). One of the 31 colleges of the University, it was founded in 1869 specifically to broaden access to Cambridge.

Prospective students

Whether you’re looking for information about undergraduate or postgraduate courses, these pages will give you a taste of the College and how you might enjoy life with us. 

College life

Music, art, theatre and sports all flourish in College. Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and enjoy a variety of College societies and events.


Welcome back! As a former Fitzwilliam student you are a lifelong member of the College and are part of a community of over 11,000 alumni all over the world. The Development Office is on hand to help connect you with the College and your fellow Fitzbillies. 

College Events

Find out what's happening at Fitzwilliam College, including public lectures, concerts, student societies and more.

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