On this page you can find information on other ways to study at Lucy Cavendish College, either as an Affiliated Student or as a Visiting Student.
If you hold, or expect to hold, a good bachelor’s (honours) degree from another university but wish to follow a further undergraduate course at Cambridge, you may apply to become an affiliated student. Affiliated students complete a Cambridge BA degree within two years instead of the usual three: normally the second and final years of the course (the exceptions to this are vets and medics who take the first two years and omit the third year of the pre-clinical course, and lawyers who compact the first two years into one year before taking the final year). Affiliated study is demanding: students need to be intellectually able and highly motivated. As a guide, prospective students from a UK university must have (or expect to gain) an Upper Second class degree or First, and those from the US system must offer a GPA of at least 3.7.
Students choosing to take affiliated degrees do so for a range of reasons. They might wish to study for a degree in a subject leading towards a specific profession, such as Medicine, Law or Veterinary Medicine. Or they have developed a strong interest in a subject which they were unable to fully explore in their first degree, such as English Literature, History of Art, Classics or Modern Languages.
There are also subjects which are only offered at Cambridge (Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, for example) or for which Cambridge is particularly renowned. And for many students there is a thrill in studying Shakespeare in the land of his birth, or studying Natural Sciences at the University where the secrets of DNA were discovered.
The course information on our website is a good starting point for guidance and should be followed by a visit to the Faculty websites for more detail. If you are undecided, contact our Admissions Office: annually about a third of our offers go to affiliated students so we have a great deal of experience in advising and guiding students.
Fees and Funding
Information about Fees can be found on our website here.
Application is through UCAS and if you live outside the EU you must also complete a COPA. There are two application deadlines: the 15th October and the 1st March. Please note, however, that not all subjects are available in our March round. Further information can be found here.
If you have any questions, please contact our Admissions Office by email at admissions@lucy-cav,cam.ac.uk or telephone 01223 330280.
Under existing regulations, it is not possible to transfer from another university directly to the second or third year of a Cambridge degree course or to offer credit accumulated elsewhere.
The information below is for Visiting (including Study Abroad and Junior Year Abroad) Students interested in studying undergraduate courses at Cambridge as a member of Lucy Cavendish. Lucy Cavendish is one of the four mature Colleges at Cambridge and our Visiting Students must be over 21 by their proposed start date.
At Lucy Cavendish College, Visiting Students study alongside high-achieving women from all over the world who share their academic ambition. Within the world-class institution of Cambridge, Lucy Cavendish College is a close-knit community where much care is taken to integrate students who will only be here for a short period. Individual attention is given to each student when devising a suitable study programme to ensure that students get the most out of their time at Cambridge.
Study is for a full academic year, beginning on the 1st October for three terms. We do not admit Visiting Students at any other point during the academic year. Students are matriculated into the University of Cambridge for one year and receive a transcript from the University and a Diploma from the College at the end. We admit up to 10 visiting students per year. Cambridge can be very different from other institutions, so please contact us for advice and information before submitting your application: we are very happy to discuss your plans.
Visiting Students pay fees and charges at a rate relevant to their subject at Cambridge, and their residency status, ie Overseas or EU. In addition to Tuition fees, Cambridge students also pay a College fee. Information about Tuition and College fees can be read on the Financial Information 2013-14 page of our website
Please note that we cannot consider applications from Visiting Students for Architecture, History of Art, Medicine or Veterinary Medicine.
For further information please email our Admissions Office, or telephone 01223 330280.
The application deadline is 31st May for entry in the following October, and our application form is available to download here.
Graduates who wish to apply to Lucy Cavendish for Visiting Student status should contact our Admissions Office by email for advice.
EU ERASMUS students and Studienstifung and DAAD students from Germany should apply through their home institution. Junior Year Abroad students from other countries should apply directly to the College using the application form for Visiting Students above.