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Undergraduate Study


Wolfson is one of the most cosmopolitan Colleges in Cambridge, with typically 470 mature undergraduate and graduate student members.

We take mature undergraduates as well as affiliate students with a previous Honours degree. Most undergraduates are in their early 20s but we warmly welcome applicants of all ages (21 or older). Wolfson is one the four Colleges that admit students for the Graduate Course in Medicine.

The College has a lively, friendly atmosphere and a uniquely egalitarian character. All of our students bring a richness of experience which benefits their academic work and the spirit of internationalism is fostered by students from more than 70 countries. All subjects are represented among Fellows and the breadth of membership is further extended by distinguished academic visitors who come to Wolfson for periods of research.

The relationship between senior and junior members is informal, with common rooms and social facilities open equally to both. We offer a gym and various sports clubs and societies, including Zumba, football, rowing, yoga and salsa dancing. The humanities and science societies host a series of termly lectures, and a lunchtime seminar attracts speakers from across disciplines. Spouses and partners of students actively participate in College life.

Wolfson accommodates all students who wish to live in College and the main College buildings orbit attractive garden courts. All rooms have central heating, telephone and computer sockets, and access to well-equipped kitchens for self-catering. Most are single study bedrooms, with a mixture of shared facilities and en suite. There’s also some accommodation for couples and families. Our spacious library is open 24 hours a day.

The College is close to the University Library, and most faculties and the city centre are a few minutes away by bicycle.


College Staff


Prof Jane Clarke

Admissions Tutors

  • Dr Michael Hrebeniak (arts)
  • Dr Lesley MacVinish (sciences)

Senior Tutor

Dr Jane McLarty

UCAS Campus Code 

Barton Road
01223 335918
Courses Available 
All courses except Economics, Mathematics, and the combination of Computer Science with Mathematics
Student Numbers 
For students aged 21 and over (mature students)
168 mature undergraduates
c50 admitted each year
300 postgraduates
Open Days 2018 

See the College website for information and booking

See also Cambridge Open Days

The unique thing about Wolfson is not only that you work with people from different academic backgrounds and levels, but also people from all over the world.


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