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Undergraduate Study



Coming here has been a fantastic journey and I’m grateful for all the opportunities that the College has given me as a student. It’s inspired me to encourage teenagers from all sorts of backgrounds to follow their dreams and consider applying.


With its lively mix of undergraduates and guaranteed on-site accommodation throughout your course, St John’s puts students at the heart of a friendly, diverse community in one of Cambridge’s most spectacular settings.

The atmosphere at St John’s is energetic, challenging, inspiring. We’re committed to providing a world class education in an exciting multicultural environment where you can thrive and exceed your own expectations. Whatever your subject, there’s someone here in your discipline to support you.

Our central riverside grounds provide easy access to University facilities and have a strong sense of community – all students can find like-minded people and make lifelong friends. The College also has more than 40 student-run societies and sports teams, so there’s always plenty to do.

One of the most important experiences we offer is the chance to be part of a group that achieves distinction at the highest level. Whether at a concert, in the library, or in conversation over dinner, you’re immersed in a world where the exchange of ideas is enthusiastic, unpretentious and motivating.

‘The people and environment are what makes John’s so special – it’s a big College, but it has a really friendly community.’ Julie

‘Many people where I come from thought Cambridge was far away and socially exclusive. The reality in St John’s is that people from all sorts of backgrounds come here to live and study.’ Tom

‘I applied to St John’s because it’s such a vibrant, diverse place. Now I get to study with people from all over the world.’ Katie

One of the best ways to experience what the College has to offer is to come and see for yourself. Dr Helen Watson, the Admissions Tutor, and the Admissions and Access Team are happy to offer advice or arrange visits for individuals and schools.


UCAS Campus Code 

St John’s Street
01223 338703
Courses Available 
All courses
Student Numbers 
569 undergraduates
c170 admitted each year
325 postgraduates

Admissions Tutor
Dr Victoria Harvey

Director of Education and Senior Tutor
Dr Annis May Timpson

College Open Days 

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