Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge


Most applications for postgraduate study are made through the University's Postgraduate 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.

For other Admissions pages, see our undergrad page and postgrad page.

Tracking your application

The University Postgraduate 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.

College Membership

Colleges only consider applications after a conditional offer has been made by the University.  Once membership is confirmed your papers will not be sent on to any other colleges and the College Membership condition will be completed.  

Guide to the Cambridge college system for postgraduate students is available on the University website.

Fitzwilliam College membership confirmed - what next?
  • You will receive an email from the Fitzwilliam Graduate Office confirming college membership.

  • Please fill in the Membership Form as soon as possible. Do not wait until you know you have funding or until you have met any other condition.College membership form »

  • Make sure you understand what you need to do in order to meet each of the conditions of your offer 'Graduate Admissions - Your Offer'. 

  • Keep the College Graduate Office informed of your progress toward meeting the conditions of your offer.

  • 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 explained

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.