Caius is a large, friendly College based around three beautiful courts in the very centre of Cambridge. Founded in 1348, the College is known for its diverse and energetic student body, its academic ambition, and its strong sense of community.
We admit students solely on the basis of academic potential. This potential can be demonstrated in different ways and each applicant is considered as an individual. Our students come from every type of school and social background and are of many different nationalities. To help you settle in, we operate a full freshers’ programme and a ‘parenting scheme’ to welcome new students into the College community.
Caius has more than 100 Fellows, including Stephen Hawking, and many have international reputations. The range of teaching and research interests within the College is huge and all subjects are offered for undergraduate study and supported at the highest level. Our students are able to form close working relationships with their teachers. Many subjects have their own societies within the College, bringing together students and Fellows for social events, discussions and lectures.
Accommodation is provided for all students throughout their time at Cambridge. We encourage students to eat together in the College Hall but all accommodation provides cooking facilities. All first years have a modern en suite study bedroom. Students in other years ballot for rooms in the medieval Old Courts, or in city-centre College-owned houses. We have an extremely impressive library, containing over 100,000 books and journals. We also offer excellent music, art and sporting facilities, including our own large, central sports ground and a gym. In addition, the College supports a wide range of very successful clubs and societies – if you want to do it, you can do it here. Feel free to visit us to see the College for yourself.