Postgraduate applicants to the University of Cambridge must also be accepted by a College. You may choose to submit an 'open' application, in which case your application will be assigned to a College by computer program. Alternatively, you can name up to two Colleges, in order of preference, at which you wish to be considered for admission. So, if Lucy Cavendish is your preferred college you should name us as your first choice in your application to the University. Should we be unable to offer you a place, your application will be circulated to other Colleges.

All offers of a College place are subject to confirmation from the Board of Graduate Studies that you have met the conditions they have set you for entry as a postgraduate student; this includes financial conditions.

Lucy Cavendish has a thriving community of around 220 postgraduates, from across the globe. We accept applicants for all full-time courses offered at the University of Cambridge, and our postgraduate students play a very active role in College life.

The very first resident student at Lucy Cavendish was a mathematician from the United States, who began her PhD with us in 1966, and we have retained our commitment to postgraduate education, and internationalism. Our current graduate students work at the cutting edge of everything from urban design to diabetes management, and come from every continent, except Antarctica.

You can find out more about the benefits of belonging to Lucy Cavendish in our postgraduate FAQs.