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.

Newnham College – Undergraduate Applications 2021

Welcome to Newnham College! Our Freshers’ t-shirts say “witty and rebellious women since 1871”, and that sums us up. In normal years, a team of students would be welcoming you…

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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

No-one should be prevented from fulfilling their academic potential because of costs. This page tells you about the many ways that the University of Cambridge and Newnham College will help 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 welcome you on a virtual Open Day. We hold a number of relaxed, friendly Open Days and other events…

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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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Newnham Essay Prizes

*Please note that all prizes are now closed. All entrants will be emailed with information about the outcome of the prizes in early June.*

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