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.


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

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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

One of the biggest adjustments to make when coming to University for the first time is learning how to budget properly and make your financial resources last for the year.

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Open Days, Events and Visits

If you are interested in applying to Newnham, we would be delighted to meet you. We hold a number of Open Days and Subject Taster Days for prospective applicants.

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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

We are pleased to announce the outcomes of the 2018 Newnham Essay Prizes. The names of the winning entrants can be found below. Congratulations to all who have been awarded…

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Competition: She Does BioMaths

To celebrate the Year of Mathematical Biology, Newnham College is inviting female students studying GCSE at a UK state school to explore some of the intriguing connections between mathematics and…

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