Postgraduate accommodation at Cambridge University

Postgraduate accommodation at Cambridge University can be secured through the College, the University Accommodation Service or from private providers. Postgraduates are not required to live in College accommodation, but many do so, especially in their first year.

Churchill College has a large, unified campus with trees, gardens and sports fields. The site includes the original purpose-built centre of the College where central facilities are located such as libraries, seminar rooms and a lecture theatre. We also have a café-bar and a dining hall within the heart of the College. Most of our dedicated postgraduate accommodation is located on our main site. We have various types of rooms and flats including ensuites, studios, maisonettes, and rooms in houses with shared facilities.

The College has some of the best provision for students with children and partners in the University, with 45 flats and maisonettes with a children’s play area.

We have 5 off-site houses; 4 in the nearby area, and 1 near the Addenbrookes Cambridge Biomedical Campus which can be especially convenient for those studying or working there. While you are not required to live on-site, the College may have some excellent options when looking for postgraduate accommodation at Cambridge University.

We are adjacent to a number of major academic departments and research centres, and half a mile from the historic city centre. The College is on the “Universal” bus route providing a regular, subsidised and sustainable (fully electric) bus service to almost every part of the University and to the railway station and the Addenbrookes Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

We aim to offer accommodation to all first-year students who require it, and normally offer a room to incoming students who request accommodation and meet the conditions of their offer by 1st September – though this depends on availability and getting your preferred room cannot always be guaranteed.

Postgraduate students are allocated accommodation with a room licence that ends on the 1st September the following year. Students studying at Churchill for multiple years can enter our accommodation ballot if they would like to continue staying in Churchill accommodation.

Please see our Postgraduate Accommodation page for a more detailed information about they types of postgraduate accommodation available at Churchill.


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