Study at Cambridge


Register your interest with us and we’ll be happy to provide information regarding the application process, as well as explaining how the training schedule will fit in around your studies.

No.1 in the Guardian, Times and Sunday Times and Complete University Guides 2015

Top 3: Cambridge is one of the top three universities targeted by Britain’s leading graduate employers (The Graduate Market in 2014)

No.1 for well-structured courses and tuition in small classes (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014)

Cambridge offers all the benefits of city life: pubs and clubs; an incredible variety of concert venues offering music for all tastes; theatres, cinemas, cafes and restaurants; a thriving central market; and a good range of shops.

Cambridge has good road and rail links to the rest of the UK – London is only 50 minutes away by train. It is also within easy reach of all London’s international airports, and there is a direct 30-minute rail link to Stansted international airport. Or the countryside is very close with pleasant walking and cycle routes from the city centre to the surrounding villages.

Famous Alumni of Cambridge include the poets Milton, Tennyson and Wordsworth, the scientists Darwin, Newton, Crick and Watson and writers from Samuel Pepys to Clive James.

Graham Virgo

Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education

“At the University of Cambridge we take pride in excellence in all that we do. My Education portfolio covers undergraduate and graduate students and also sport.


I know from time working at the collegiate University, both as a Senior Tutor of one of the Colleges and now as Pro-Vice-Chancellor, that sporting excellence typically goes hand in hand with academic excellence. The focus, time management, ambition and motivation that are required for sporting excellence are just as relevant to academic excellence.


Further, the skills which are developed through participation in elite sport are skills which are regarded as particularly important by employers. This is why I am delighted to endorse the excellent work of the Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club.”

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.
Helen Hoogewerf McComb, CUSU President

Studying at Cambridge


Students account for about a fifth of the city’s population, with around 28,500 between the two universities. As a result, there’s plenty going on which makes Cambridge a great place to be a student.


The Cambridge Advantage: A supportive environment – As well as being part of a large university, you’re also part of a smaller College community. There are various University services and within your College you have a number of people looking out for your academic and personal welfare and supporting you throughout your time at Cambridge. Therefore, students who are struggling with a particular problem or feeling a bit lost won’t go unnoticed.


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I am delighted that you are considering applying to Cambridge for graduate study. This is a truly remarkable place, with expertise across a very wide range of disciplines, and the superb academic and pastoral support that comes with membership of College communities. Our 800-year history supports our present excellence and future aspirations.
As a graduate student here, you will be working with academic staff who are leaders in their fields; academics who are committed to seeing you succeed and will help you to develop your ideas, knowledge and understanding.
Cambridge is not just a home for research and education, however, outstanding as these are. When I was a Fellow at Wolfson College in the 1980s I was tremendously impressed by the interchange of ideas between students, academic staff and the frequent visiting lecturers; and also by the opportunities for every kind of sporting and leisure activity. I hope you will find on this website inspiration to apply.

Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-President of the University

Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-President of the University

Studying at Cambridge


The University of Cambridge has attracted many of the very best minds since 1209, when a group of scholars left Oxford to set up a new institution in Cambridge.


Today the University has grown to around 20,000 students, 7,500 of whom are graduate students. Of the graduate students, 50% come from overseas, and over 40% are women. The University and its colleges are now spread throughout the city.


At Cambridge, graduate courses are tough: the university offers a lot and expects a lot. But if you have the commitment, the ability and the motivation, you can expect great rewards – exhilarating intellectual satisfaction and a capability much sought after by employers in industry and academia.


Benefits to Studying at Cambridge


As a graduate student at Cambridge you will be a member of a world-leading University, with departments internationally renowned for their research and the originality and significance of the work contributed by their academics. You will receive close individual support from an expert in your field – your faculty or department will assign you a personal supervisor whose role is to guide your programme of study or research. The availability of a suitable supervisor is one of the factors a faculty or department takes into account when considering your application.


Most students studying for a research degree also have a second supervisor or adviser who may be from a different faculty or department (if your research topic requires this). You may also be allocated a mentor. This supporting team monitors your progress and may be involved in your assessment during the first year. Some departments and all Colleges also have a graduate tutor available for personal or professional problem-solving, and for feedback.


Your supervisor completes a report on your progress at the end of each term. They will also help you to clarify your ideas; ensure that you recognise and aim to meet the required standard; and point you in the direction of information and resources that should enable you to produce first-rate work. But only you can ensure that you take full advantage of all the educational facilities that are available.


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At CUWBC all our team members are dedicated to their studies and we are very proud of their academic diversity and achievements. Our Coaching Team ensure that your training fits around your academic studies and that you are supported throughout you time here, giving you the very best opportunity to deliver great results on and off the water!

Combining your course with rowing for Cambridge is a challenging undertaking and incredibly rewarding and will bring you so many wonderful experiences that will translate directly into the workplace. Every one of our resilient team members knows how to work as a team, manage and prioritise activities and finally deliver performances under pressure. Employers know that combining these skills alongside a strong academic background makes you a first class candidate for your next role.

It has never been more important to have a the right toolkit for the job market and a degree from Cambridge University will give you the very best preparation as you embark on your professional career. Our club members are very well supported by University career advisers including those with a heavy background in competitive sport. Furthermore, the vast CUWBC alumni allows for members to build their network across a variety of industries.