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Undergraduate Study

Please note: This site currently contains information for those who applied for 2016 entry. Information for 2017 entry will be available in March.


More than just studying

We have a great social scene here. There’s loads going on within the University and Colleges, and with students accounting for about a fifth of the city’s overall population, this makes Cambridge a great place to be a student.

The Cambridge Advantage: Work hard, play hard

  • 700+ student clubs and societies to choose from.
  • Top 3 for good extra-curricular activities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014).
  • 50+ sports with opportunities to get involved at any level.

There are hundreds of clubs and societies to get involved in, and throughout term-time there's a whole range of student-organised entertainment events (or 'ents') on offer as well. Among the highlights are the legendary College May Balls, held during May week (which is actually about two weeks in June, after exams). In addition, there's plenty going on in and around the city throughout the year.

"Individually tailored teaching, unrivalled facilities for learning and the world’s leading academics are what make Cambridge simply the best university in the world at which to be an undergraduate.

Just as importantly, our students’ talents are visible beyond their studies – in more than 700 student societies, world class sport, debating, music and in everything else that makes the city come alive during term.

Cambridge students come from all over the UK and the world, and from a huge range of backgrounds – all you need is an ability to think for yourself. While you study, CUSU is here to ensure that the student experience is as fulfilling as possible, campaigning in your interests, offering you relevant professional services and providing welfare support.

Students are always welcome to pop into the CUSU offices for a chat with the Sabbatical Officer Team, and to get involved with our thriving volunteer-led part-time Executive. All the very best to you from the CUSU Team."

Helen Hoogewerf McComb
CUSU President