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A home away from home

Fitz is a great place to be an international student. With a large student body - around 450 undergraduates and 400 postgraduates - we have one of the most diverse and international student populations. You might be a long way from your country of origin when you study in Cambridge, but at Fitz you'll always find a little piece of home. 

How to Apply

The application process for international students is the same for all Colleges of the University of Cambridge, and is explained in the International Applications section on the University website.

Entry Requirements

Whatever system you are being educated in, undergraduate work at Cambridge is intense and very intellectually demanding and so the University has high academic entry requirements. The University website contains information about entrance requirements, including a section on specific qualifications.

English Language Requirements

Your English language skills must be good enough for you to undertake an intensive and challenging academic course that is taught and examined in English. Therefore, if your first language is not English, you may be asked to achieve one of the following formal qualifications as part of the conditions of your offer:

  • EU students - a high grade in English taken as part of a leaving examination (e.g. the European/French Baccalaureate, Abitur etc) may be acceptable.
  • IELTS - a minimum overall grade of 7.5, with 7.0 in each element.
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test (IBT) – normally a minimum overall score of 110, with 25 or above in each element.
  • Cambridge English: C1 Advanced – accepted with a minimum overall score of 193, with no element lower than 185, plus an assessment by the Language Centre. Following assessment the University Language Centre may advise further action from the applicant (eg enrolment at one of the Language Centre courses, or completion of an IELTS test).
  • Cambridge English: C2 Proficiency – accepted with a minimum overall score of 200, with no element lower than 185.
  • Singapore Integrated Programme (SIP) - may be considered an acceptable English language qualification.

Dispensation may be made if you don't have one of these formal qualifications but are currently being taught in English.

English language test results are only valid for two years from the date of the exam and should still be valid on the first day of the Cambridge course. Component scores should all be achieved in a single sitting.

Helpful links for international students:

International Student Office

UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)

Visas & Immigration

Students from outside the UK or Ireland require a student visa to study in the UK. Further information may be found in the Visas and Immigration section on the University website.