We provide all our undergraduate students with accommodation throughout their time at Cambridge. Our postgraduates can also apply for our rooms & apartments in College or around Cambridge.
We have over 400 undergraduate rooms on the College site, located in our historic buildings, which are in a range of architectural styles. Our 120 postgraduate rooms, houses & apartments are either on site or located around central Cambridge, near to the University Faculties.
The College rent grades apply to both undergradute & postgraduate accommodation. Postgraduate charges depend on the distance from the College site. Grades & further information can be found here.
Our first year students ('freshers') live in North Court & South Court. These typically are single rooms, sharing a bathroom & kitchen (or 'gyp' room) with up to four other people. Our courts are arranged in a traditional collegiate way, around the beautiful, calm gardens. On some staircases Fellows have their studies, which are used for their college teaching ('supervisions').
Second & third years live across our other accommodation buildings. These range from 'sets' of rooms in Old Court, to our contemporary en–suite rooms in the new south–side court. Rooms have shared bathrooms & kitchens ('gyp' rooms), or are en–suite. Allocation of rooms is organised at the end of Lent Term via a ballot system. Students who are first in the ballot are able to choose from all of our rooms. This then continues in order of the names drawn. We reverse the ballot in the next academic year.
The photos below give you an idea of the undergraduate rooms we offer. You can click on each photo to reveal their location & price. Further information about room rents for undergraduates is also available.
We have over 100 rooms for postgraduates, and 8 flats for couples. All our new postgrads are usually offered accommodation for their first year. Clinical & Veterinary Medicine students and those from overseas can normally be housed for the duration of their course. If there are rooms available, we can sometimes accommodate UK & Irish PhD students for more than one year.
Our postgraduate accommodation is located both on the College site, and around central Cambridge. Students can live at Barnwell Hostel (about 5 minutes cycle from the College site), or in the terraces & streets local to the College (Market Ward). Our Medical & PGCE students live in our houses on Hills Road (near Addenbrooke's Hospital). These are closest to the relevant Faculties. Postgraduates also live in Park Lodge & Park Terrace on the edge of the main College site. Although we welcome applications from students with children, we regret that, at present, we cannot offer suitable accommodation.
Students who do not live in College accommodation generally rent privately. The University Accommodation Service offers rooms with other students & academics.