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2017 Open Days

Prospective students are welcome to visit on:


Saturday 16 September (Undergraduates Only)

Friday 3 November (Graduates Only)

2018 Open Days to follow

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Graduate Open Day

Girton for Graduates

Visit us as part of the University Postgraduate Open Day, Friday 3rd November 2017.

You can book your place at this unique event here (link to: Postgraduate Open Day 2017)

Car parking will be available on the day from 8am at Girton College, main site.  (link to: Directions to Girton College).  Please make sure that you register your car at the Welcome Desk when you arrive.

Park your car all day and join us for a free brunch! 

Brunch will be available from 8am to 12am. 

After a tour of the College, you will be able to visit our new Graduate Accommodation at Swirles Court, which is located near to the main site.  From there you will be able to visit nearby Colleges, or take a bus or taxi to the main University buildings in central Cambridge.

See what Girton has to offer to postgraduates:


Information for New Graduates

Your admission to Cambridge University and Girton College has been confirmed – congratulations and welcome to College! We hope that you find the following information useful.

You will receive a Welcome pack when you arrive at College which will contain your University card, registration forms, and invitations.

The University have produced a short video about the role of the Cambridge Colleges for Graduate students.

Academic Dress

All members of the University are required to wear proper academical dress when attending University ceremonies and for formal occasions throughout the year.

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College Bills

Details of fees and charges are available on the College web site. You may also find these Frequently Asked Questions and Paying Your Bill documents helpful.

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Property Insurance

The College arranges a basic level of cover for all single occupancy accommodation. Please note any student living in accommodation other than a single room is not covered, therefore you are advised to make your own arrangements.

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IT Information

Students new to Cambridge, but have not yet arrived, will be able to access their UIS accounts with their CRS ID and password. This will allow you to access authenticated University services in advance of your arrival. You will be able to complete the Student Registration and Account Set Up process once you have received an email from the Student Registry ( JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING )

Students will have access to the following services, once they have completed the process above:

  • their Hermes email account
  • any specific Raven-protected resources and course materials provided by their college and department
  • some of the University Library’s online resources.

Please see the Getting Started document and the University's Guide for computing services for students.

Information relating to the College's IT provision is available on the College website.

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Medical Advice – Important

Please take time to read the advice for newly arriving students on vaccine preventable infectious diseases, TB Screening and Student Guide to the NHS.

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International Students

The University International Student Office have provided very useful arrival information on their websiteThe first two items below are relevant for all students that come to study at Cambridge from outside the UK and not only those who require a visa.

Information includes:

Orientation sessions

These will take place on the morning of Friday 29 September. There are separate ‘Feeling at Home in Cambridge’ sessions  for undergraduates and graduates as well as a session on ‘Developing Academic English Language Skills’. Students should register online if they wish to attend: www.internationalstudents.cam.ac.uk/orientation-sessions

Pre-arrival information

Practical guidance on coming to study in the UK and at Cambridge, including the International Student Guide: www.internationalstudents.cam.ac.uk/arriving

BRP collection

The International Student Team will be distributing BRPs at the University Centre from Tuesday 26 September - Tuesday 3 October, excluding the weekend, for those students who have selected collection from the University (and not the Post Office) on their visa application. Students will need to take their BRPs to College for scanning after collection. For courses starting early, IST will be attending inductions and uploading visas onto CamSIS (ADTIS, MBA, MFin and Economics preparatory course): www.internationalstudents.cam.ac.uk/collecting-your-visa-brp

Police Registration

This will be available in the University Centre on Tuesday 26, Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28September and Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 October. Appointments must be booked in advance: www.internationalstudents.cam.ac.uk/tier-4-responsibilities/police-registration

Responsibilities under Tier 4 Guide

Please ensure that you are familiar with the conditions of your visa, as we assume you accept these when you make your Tier 4 application.  The ‘Responsibilities under Tier 4’ guide is available at www.internationalstudents.cam.ac.uk/tier-4-responsibilities


Please note that you are required to report arrival and register with the College each term.




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Events for New Graduates

There will be welcome events run by College and Girton's current students. You will receive further details about these on arrival. Any other University events that we are notified of will be posted here.

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Alumni Welcome events

Welcome to Cambridge events take place around the world and allow incoming undergraduates, mature students and graduate students to:

  • meet other newcomers, current students and alumni
  • gather advice on living and studying in Cambridge
  • benefit from some useful tips from others from their area/country
  • make some new friends before they arrive in Cambridge.

Full details can be found here.

If you wish to attend one of the events please email JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING

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Graduate Admissions

Girton is a great place to base your graduate study.

Cambridge is a collegiate University – each college is an interdisciplinary community with its own feel and qualities. Graduate students are an important part of this approach. It helps the University remain one of the best in the world.

All Cambridge students are members of a college as well as the University. Broadly-speaking, the University provides teaching and research supervision. The college is the hub of your social and academic community, offering moral support, companionship and intellectual enrichment. Colleges also provide some of the key practical services and infrastructure that help students to flourish in Cambridge.

The graduate community at Girton is a central part of College life, comprising around half the total student population. Girton accepts students in the full range of subjects offered by the University, and draws some of the best research students from every part of the world. The College has a world-class Fellowship and offers excellent tutorial support and pastoral care. The College welcomes students of all ages.

Girton has a vibrant academic community in almost all subject areas offered by the University. To find out more about how your own area of study fits within the Girton academic community follow the link to Girton subjects.

Swirles Court, a newly built graduate complex just a stone's throw from the main site, is a centre of graduate life in the College, offering state of the are en-suite accommodation, full self-catering facilities and a mix of social and study spaces designed with graduates in mind.  The College also has a limited range of family accommodation and access to a shared nursery.

Graduates can also enjoy the stunning grounds and facilities of the main site. These offer a haven of peace and tranquillity, one of the largest college libraries in Cambridge and a full range of sports facilities and playing fields.