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Undergraduate Study

Students in front of the Gonville & Caius building


Caius is brilliant at making everyone feel at home and part of the College community quickly. As first years all live together and there’s an emphasis on eating with friends in hall, I felt like I fitted into the College and adjusted to university life really easily.


Based in the very centre of Cambridge, Gonville & Caius (though we’re usually known simply as ‘Keys’) is a large, welcoming College whose many strengths include superior accommodation, lots of teaching Fellows, excellent pastoral support and extensive opportunities to participate outside your studies.

With one of the largest BAME student populations in Cambridge, we are an increasingly diverse community with a strong commitment to widening participation. Our size means there’s plenty of room for you to find your own niche within a highly supportive community: we have an on-site health centre which provides wellbeing and mental health support.

Accommodation at Caius blends the old with the new: in first year, you’ll be housed amongst beautiful gardens in 21st-century en suite accommodation, just a minute’s walk from many faculties and the University Library, music practice rooms and our large sports ground. In later years you’ll have the chance to live in some of Cambridge’s oldest buildings, right in the heart of the city.

We have one of the largest Fellowships in the University, with teaching Fellows in nearly every subject. This means that much of our teaching takes place in College, which is great for settling in and finding your feet. Our Library is widely reckoned to be the most beautiful in Cambridge, and is certainly one of the best stocked.

Our College community is strengthened by our dedicated approach to dining. We encourage students to eat in our dining hall – a great place to meet new people and have an interesting conversation. You’ll pay in advance for about 30 dining hall meals per term. When you’re feeling like a quiet meal, all our accommodation is equipped with cooking facilities.

To hear more about us, have a look at our website, watch one of our videos, or pay us a visit!

Gonville and Caius College

UCAS Campus Code 

Trinity Street
01223 332413
Courses Available 
All courses
Student Numbers 
560 undergraduates
c160 admitted each year
250 postgraduates

Tutor for Admissions and Outreach
Dr Chris Scott

Senior Tutor
Dr Andrew Spencer

College Open Days 

Check College website for information.
See also Cambridge Open Days.