We’ve been educating inspirational women at Newnham for nearly 150 years. If you have academic potential, we could be the College for you.

Our students come from all types of educational, social and cultural background, and we welcome the diversity and fun that brings. There’s a lively social, sporting and cultural life, and everyone can make lasting friends here; we’re proud of our unpretentious and democratic community.

Video: Zainab’s Cambridge Application Story

Find out from current Newnham student Zainab what it’s really like to apply to Cambridge University, and Newnham College in particular. She talks about the interview process, family support, being…

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Undergraduate courses at Cambridge cover a wide range of subject areas: Newnham offers all the Part I subjects except Economics and Education.

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Bursaries, Grants & Scholarships

This page tells you about the many ways that Cambridge University and Newnham College will help with the costs of student life, especially for people with lower incomes or with…

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How to Apply

We very much welcome your application. We take great care over our admissions procedures and review them continually in order to make them as fair and transparent as possible.

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Costs & Funding

No-one should be put off coming to study at the University of Cambridge, and Newnham College in particular, because of worries about costs.

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Open Days, Events and Visits

If you are interested in applying to Newnham, we’d love to have you visit! We hold a number of relaxed, friendly Open Days and other events for prospective applicants. Talk…

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If you are a prospective applicant, a teacher, or a parent of a prospective applicant, you can find useful advice on this page. You are also welcome to phone or email…

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Request Further Information

If you would like to receive further information about Undergraduate Admissions please complete and submit this form. Please note that certain boxes are compulsory: if you do not fill these…

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Newnham Essay Prizes

*Please note that applications for all prizes except Philosophy are now closed. Entries for any other subject will not be counted.* The cover sheet for the Philosophy Essay Prize will no…

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