Founded in 1596, Sidney Sussex College is a diverse, inclusive and forward-looking community set among elegant buildings and tranquil gardens in the heart of Cambridge.
Our small size fosters genuine inclusion: there’s no such thing as a typical student, and undergraduates come from every background and from all over the world. We encourage applicants from all school types, and admission is based solely on academic merit and potential.
Most of our Fellows teach and supervise undergraduates, and we’re committed to providing all the support you need. We offer a well-stocked library with 24-hour access, a range of study skills support sessions and a large welfare team including a College nurse.
There’s a variety of accommodation, including rooms with shared facilities, en suites, traditional study and bedroom ‘sets’ and College-owned houses. Rooms are refurbished regularly, and all have internet connection and access to kitchen facilities. Meals are also available in our beautiful eighteenth-century Hall. The College is known for the quality of its food and our candlelit formal halls are always popular.
Being at Sidney Sussex isn’t only about studying – students manage to combine their academic work with busy social lives. The Students' Union arranges regular and varied events, including live music and comedy nights. Our sports facilities (including a gym) see enthusiastic use, and there are teams for all major sports. There's a thriving music society, which organises regular recitals, and the chapel choir has made several critically-acclaimed recordings and tours regularly in the UK and overseas.
One of Sidney Sussex’s greatest assets is the friendly and supportive relationship between students, Fellows and staff. The best way to experience this is by visiting us yourself: to arrange a visit, please contact the Admissions Office.