What type of students come to Lucy Cavendish?

Lucy Cavendish is a college for women aged 21 and over. It was founded in 1965 by women determined to challenge the exclusivity of Cambridge, and it remains one of the most diverse communities in the University. Our three hundred and seventy students come from over sixty countries, and include many first-time undergraduates alongside affiliated students and postgraduates. Most are in their twenties, but we regularly accept women in their thirties and beyond.

Lucy Cavendish students arrive with a wide range of interests, experience and qualifications; it is part of our ethos to consider evidence of academic achievement and potential that a College focused on school-leavers might discount.

Undergraduate Courses at Lucy Cavendish

If you wish to study for a BA or MB degree, either as a first- or second-time undergraduate, please go to our Undergraduate pages.

If you are a student at an institiution outside the UK and would like to spend a Junior Year Abroad or similar with us, please go to our Visiting Students page.

Postgraduate Courses at Lucy Cavendish

If you already have a university degree and are interested in higher level study, please go to our Postgraduate pages.

BREXIT & Fee Status for European Union Students

We understand that students from the European Union starting courses in England in the 2019/20 academic year will continue to be eligible for home fee status. More detailed information for undergraduates can be found here, and for postgraduates, here.