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Undergraduate Study


King’s has a long history of intellectual, artistic and social innovation. We were among the first of the historically male Colleges to admit women, and we have played a leading role in attracting ethnic minorities and state-educated students to Cambridge.

King’s is a vibrant, diverse and tolerant community. The College actively encourages applications from continental Europe and overseas.

The College has a high ratio of teaching Fellows to undergraduates, and relations between members of the College are traditionally informal. Our academic standards are high and we take intellectual life seriously. King’s makes every effort to support students in their academic work and their experience of living and enjoying themselves at the University.

The College offers good computer facilities and an excellent library, with many welcoming places to work.

King’s stands in the centre of Cambridge, with its splendid grounds and buildings stretching to the River Cam and beyond. There’s a wide choice of accommodation. Meals are offered in our cafeteria, but you take your tray into the grand College Hall. King’s has a welcoming bar and a coffee shop. We offer sports facilities, punts and kayaks, music practice rooms, a dark room, clubs and societies, student-run club nights and an Art Centre running classes. Our students are represented on College committees and fully engaged in the College’s rich intellectual and social life.

King’s is renowned for its music and Chapel. In addition to our celebrated male-voice choir, there’s King’s Voices (a mixed choir), a student orchestra and musical society, and countless other groups for different tastes and styles. The College bar also has popular open mic nights.

At King’s, students from any background can fulfil their personal and intellectual potential. We admit strictly on academic promise, and welcome applicants from any type of school or region of the world.


College Staff


Prof Michael Proctor

Admissions Tutor

  • Dr Felipe Hernández
  • Professor Bill Burgwinkle (Assistant)
  • Dr Cesare Hall (Assistant)

Senior Tutor

Dr Tim Flack

UCAS Campus Code 

King’s Parade
01223 331255
Courses Available 
All courses except Education, Land Economy, and Veterinary Medicine
Student Numbers 
430 undergraduates
c120 admitted each year
280 postgraduates
Open Days 2018 

See the College website for information and booking

See also Cambridge Open Days

What struck me when I arrived was how very normal everyone is. But at King’s there’s also a sense that being ‘different’ (be it in terms of interests, race, sexuality or politics) is something to be respected.


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