Most applications for postgraduate study are made through the University's Graduate Admissions Office. You will have the opportunity to name Fitzwilliam as your College of choice.
If you are applying through a Department or Faculty, such as the Judge Business School or Faculty of Education, application procedures may be different. Whatever your route of application, please keep the College Graduate Office informed of your progress.
Tracking your application
The University Graduate Admissions Office will send all their applicants information on how to log in to the self-service account. This is where you will track the progress of your University application and make any changes to your contact details.
The College needs to use the information stored in this account to contact you. Please ensure that the contact information is kept up to date. If you do not have access to this service, please inform the College Graduate Office of any changes.
A guide to the Cambridge college system for postgraduate students is available on the University website.
Colleges only consider applications after a conditional offer has been made by the University. The Fitzwilliam Graduate Officer will contact you by email if the College is able to confirm membership. Once membership is confirmed your papers will not be sent on to any other colleges and the College Membership condition will be completed.
At this stage, we will need some information from you. Please fill in the form below as soon as possible. Do not wait until you know you have funding or until you have met any other condition.
After receiving your University offer, you should do the following:
Keep the College Graduate Office informed of your progress toward meeting the conditions of your offer. Further information on University conditions, and the offer booklet, can be found on the 'Graduate Admissions - Your Offer' pages of the University website.
Apply for accommodation: Fitzwilliam postgraduate students can live in College accommodation for the duration of their course. Find out more on our accommodation pages. All postgraduate students of the University must live within 10 miles of the centre of Cambridge unless they have specific permission from the University. You can discuss these arrangements with the College Graduate Office.
Cambridge is a ‘collegiate’ university made up of University faculties/departments in different academic subjects, and Colleges. Here the University Graduate Admissions Office explains what this means for you.