Central Building, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
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Why choose Fitzwilliam?

Fitzwilliam College is a dynamic, welcoming and international community committed to developing the talents of all its students, including over 450 undergraduates.

Fitzwilliam College combines the best of Cambridge tradition with a friendly, forward-thinking approach. Our active and diverse student community lives surrounded by some of the most beautiful gardens in Cambridge. Fitzwilliam was founded in 1869 to broaden access to the University, and we’re proud of our history. We admit students from all backgrounds strictly on the basis of ability and promise. Our intellectually stimulating environment, together with strong pastoral and academic support, enables our students to reach their full potential.

Our location – between the main arts and science sites – is ideal for taking advantage of everything Cambridge has to offer. The setting, around the extensive gardens of a Georgian estate, combines ‘the best of the old and the new’. The Regency house at the heart of the College was once home to Darwin’s widow. More recent buildings include our auditorium (a venue for plays, concerts, debates and lectures) and new, superbly equipped 24/7 library. Students live in rooms in College (many en suite) or in College houses very nearby for all three (or four) years. Our beautiful gardens are there for all – everyone can walk on most of our grass!

Fitz dispels every myth you’ve heard about Cambridge. It’s a down-to-earth and welcoming College, full of friendly faces. What makes Fitz special is our sense of community; students have so many opportunities to get involved in College life

Come and see us!


Fitzwilliam College welcomes visits from prospective students, during working hours (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm) or Sundays, for either self-guided or guided tours (depending on availability). Groups may consist of up to five people, and must observe social distancing guidelines at all times. Please note that many of our buildings are not open to visitors at this stage, including our accommodation. 

To book a visit, please contact the Schools Liaison Officer on 01223 332 063 or

Want to join us? Great!

Have a look at our Applying page which includes a detailed timeline of the application process. Our course pages have extensive information on requirements and guidance relating specifically to your chosen subject. 

If you need help or advice at any stage, you can speak to our Admissions team or to the Director of Studies in your subject by emailing