For those of you who are new to Cambridge, the Postgraduate Open Day is an opportunity to find out more about the University, Departments and Colleges, enabling you to get a feel for our wide-ranging postgraduate community.
This year, the Virtual Postgraduate Open Day event will run from 23 October - 3 November 2023. For further information please go to: https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/openday
A virtual tour of the Colleges is available here.
Here the Dean gives a short presentation on Darwin College.
Darwin College is pleased to consider applications from students wishing to study for any postgraduate degree. Darwin is a wholly postgraduate College and does not admit students studying for undergraduate degrees. Students join us from all over the world - at present over 75 different countries are represented in our student body. If you would like to speak to a current member or a Darwinian in your field of research about the College please email the Dean.
If you wish to come to Darwin you must first be accepted by a Department of the University. University applications are mostly handled by the Postgraduate Admissions Office. There are a few applications for Graduate Membership which are not handled centrally and these are listed in the Cambridge Admissions Prospectus.
Once you have been offered a place in a Department, the Postgraduate Admissions Office will send your application papers to the College which you have nominated as your first choice. If that College does not offer you membership, your papers go to your second choice. After that your application will be directed to a further College, determined by a complicated set of criteria. Please remember that once you have been successful in obtaining a place in a Department, the University guarantees to find you a College, though this may not be one that you have chosen yourself. Darwin gives preference to those students who nominate Darwin as their first or second choice College. The earlier you apply, the better are your chances of securing admission at the College of your choice.
An offer of membership by Darwin College is conditional on you fulfilling all academic and financial conditions laid down by the Postgraduate Admissions Office in their offer to you. In general, the College's admission criteria will be the same as those imposed by your Department.
Darwin does not currently admit MASts in Astrophysics, Materials Science and Physics.
The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020. Students from the European Union continue to be eligible for home fee status. EU (except Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland), other EEA and Swiss nationals are no longer eligible for home fee status.
Further information is provided here:
Darwin welcomes applications from postgraduate students visiting Cambridge as part of their studies elsewhere, particularly overseas. If you would like to apply to Darwin as a visiting student, please contact the Dean directly.
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