Lucy Cavendish welcomes up to twenty Visiting Students each year, including women participating in Study Abroad and Junior Year Abroad programmes, Studienstiftung, DAAD and Erasmus students. You can read about the experiences of current and former Visiting Students on our Student Experience page.

The majority of our Visiting Students follow undergraduate courses, usually from the first or second year of the relevant Cambridge BA degree. The majority stay for three terms, from October until June.  All of our Visiting Students start their course at the beginning of October, but we are willing to consider applications for two rather than three terms.  Students are matriculated as a member of the University of Cambridge and at the end of their period of study receive a transcript from the University and a certificate from the College.

Applicants will usually be expected to have taken 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 Studentship at Lucy Cavendish.

Visiting Students wishing to follow postgraduate courses must first be accepted by a Department or Faculty at Cambridge and should apply through the Graduate Admissions Office, nominating Lucy Cavendish as their first preference College.

Visiting doctoral students who do not require active supervision in Cambridge may wish to consider our Visiting Scholars scheme, which includes access to research facilities such as the University Library.

Prospective Erasmus students should check that their home institution has a current bilateral agreement with the University of Cambridge, in the subject they wish to study; if it does, they should apply through that institution.

All other prospective Visiting Students should complete our 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.