Lucy Cavendish admits up to twenty Visiting Students annually, including women participating in Study Abroad and Junior Year Abroad programmes, Studienstiftung, DAAD and Erasmus students.

Visiting Students take undergraduate courses, usually from the first or second year of a Cambridge undergraduate degree and study in Cambridge for three terms, from October until June.  Our Admissions panel are, however, willing to consider applications for two terms if the requirements of their home university means a student must return sooner.

Visiting Students experience Cambridge in the same way as our undergraduate students as a matriculated member of the University of Cambridge, live in College accommodation with other students, and receive a Certificate of Study from the College and certified copies of supervision reports at the end of their course.

Ideally applicants should take at least two years of undergraduate study at their home institution prior to arrival in Cambridge, and must be age 21+ at the start of their Visiting Student stay at Lucy Cavendish.

Visiting Students who wish to follow postgraduate courses must apply through the Graduate Admissions Office, nominating Lucy Cavendish as their first preference College.

All other prospective Visiting Students should complete the specific Lucy Cavendish application form. The deadline for application is March 1 for entry the following October, and our Admissions Office ( would be pleased to answer any questions not explained by our Visiting Student FAQs.

Potential Erasmus applicants should check their home university has an agreement with the University of Cambridge in the subject they wish to study and, if so, apply through their home university.

Read about the experiences of current and former Visiting Students on our Student Experience page.