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Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
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Choose Fitzwilliam

“Fitzwilliam College is a very special place. Its gardens, library, facilities and buildings all contribute, but what sets Fitz apart is its sense of community. This is a College where you live surrounded by friends and people who will support you in every sphere of your life." – Millie, 3rd year PhD in Italian.

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.

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

The College provides a number of competitive scholarships, including two Masters Studentships and two Phd Studentships, part-cost awards and other subject specific Studentships. The College also supports the University for 2 Cambridge UK Masters Studentships.

Travel and extra-curricular funding is also available. 

Fitzwilliam has one of the most active and friendly postgraduate communities (known as the Middle Common Room - or MCR) in Cambridge.  With College accommodation all within 10 minutes walk of the College you will be able to take part in a full and diverse programme of social events. Read more about the MCR on their own independent website.

The MCR rooms have recently been expanded and refurbished.  From a comfortable place to study to a cosy area to take a break and spend time with friends, the new rooms provide an excellent environment to fully enjoy your experience in Cambridge. 

  • The lounge areas are a great place to relax, chat with friends, watch TV or even play board games. Watch out for occasional movie nights!
  • Two brand new study rooms upstairs are excellent for working to meet deadlines, or group work.
  • At the heart of the MCR is the large garden room with a kitchenette/bar. Whether grabbing some tea or an afternoon snack, it’s excellent for mingling and chilling whilst enjoying the great views of the gardens. The large glass doors open onto the patio - great for a summer barbecue!

These rooms all come together to form a lively hub for our postgraduate students. The MCR Committee organises multiple events here: cake breaks, pre and post-Formal dinner drinks, academic three-minute thesis competitions, and of course parties - there's always something to look forward to! Still undecided? Take a look inside!

Read more in our news story.

Alongside the facilities for your everyday needs, the College provides state-of-the-art Olisa Library, music practice rooms, art and theatre, sport facilities, a newly extended common room for postgraduate students and of course our beautiful gardens.  Find out more.

 

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Graduate life video
The Graduate experience at Fitzwilliam College