Be part of a vibrant academic & social community.

Postgraduate students are an important part of the Churchill College community and have been since its foundation.

Community is at the heart of Churchill College.

Churchill College was founded as an academic community of Fellows, postgraduates and undergraduates. With 300 graduates from all over the world, specialising in a wide variety of subjects across the sciences and humanities, Churchill’s graduate students are valued members of the College’s diverse and exciting academic community.

With a wide range of College clubs & societies to join and a busy calendar of College events, your college provides social and academic opportunities to meet new people and make lasting friendships from across the College’s membership. Students are encouraged to participate in academic forums, sports clubs, music and a wide range of other activities on site.

A Churchill tutor is with you every step of the way.

Churchill College is a welcoming and supportive community. As a postgraduate student here you will have a strong support network of fellow students and college staff. While the University is responsible for your teaching and research supervision, Churchill will provide pastoral support within a stimulating academic community.

As a graduate student at Churchill, you will be given a tutor. Tutors are concerned with your welfare and progress throughout your time at Churchill College. You can contact your tutor at any time for advice or help on anything from academic, administrative, financial or emotional problems you may be experiencing.

Visit the College


Prospective students are welcome to visit Churchill informally, most days (including weekends), between 09:00 and 17:00.

If you wish to arrange a tour and/or contact someone in the Postgraduate Office, please email the Postgraduate Admissions Officer:

Due to ongoing COVID precautions and to id disappointment, please contact our Porters’ Lodge (reception area) in advance, so we know when you are intending to come:

+44 (0) 1223 336000

When you arrive, go to the Porters’ Lodge at the front of College, to let our Porters know that you’re thinking about applying and would like to have a look around. The Porters will then be able to give you a map, so you can get your bearings.

The College’s private areas, such as accommodation and the Library, are not available to drop-in visitors but you can get a great sense of the College as an environment by looking around its public spaces.

We look forward to welcoming you!


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Studying at Churchill

Opened in 1960, Churchill is one of the more modern colleges in Cambridge. The College takes prides in its welcoming atmosphere, supportive community and progressive approaches to college life.

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Our facilities and campus

With an on-site library, gym, art studio, squash and tennis courts, sport pitches, and music rehearsal and recording facilities, there really is something for everybody at Churchill.

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Meet our students

Churchill College has a vibrant and diverse international community of students from a variety of backgrounds who study across a range of departments and faculties.

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Our location

As one of the largest Cambridge campuses, the Churchill site is located a short walk from the city centre, close to the University’s West Cambridge site, with a myriad of self contained sporting and recreational facilities.

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The Middle Common Room


The Middle Common Room (MCR ) is the graduate student association of Churchill College and supports the interests of our postgraduate student community. A vibrant association run by students for the students, it has an active social and academic events programme including: conferences, research talks, language mentoring, social events for families and formal hall dinners for students and their guests.

The MCR bar (The Vicious Penguin) and common room form the social heart of the graduate community in College – a place to relax and socialise with other postgraduate students it also hosts several special events throughout the year. In addition to the bar, a TV room, Wii console, board games, comfy sofas and free Wi-Fi are available. All graduate students and their families are welcome.

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CHUtalks - Ideas.Research.Discoveries.

Twenty minutes of insight into new research and innovation from the Churchill community.

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Churchill Postgraduates on Pinterest

Discover the academic research inspiring some of our graduate community on Pinterest.