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For Prospective Postgraduates

How it all works at Cambridge

Once you have an offer from your subject department or faculty, your application will be sent to a College to be accepted for membership. If you have indicated Girton College as your first or second choice College, we will receive your application fairly soon after it's been accepted by the Department.  If you have submitted an Open Application, your application is sent via a randomised allocator to a College and Girton may well receive your papers that way.  Once received here, your application will be considered  by one of our Postgraduate Tutors.

We use the same documents that you submitted to the University Postgraduate Admissions Office to assess your academic record, achievements, and academic interests. Every application is considered on its own merits using the same criteria.

We aim to keep a balanced community of students here on one-year courses and those doing PhD research and welcome students of all ages, as well as students with families. Girton accepts students in the full range of subjects offered by the University, and attracts some of the best research students from every part of the world.

For a full overview of the postgraduate admission procedure please visit the University Postgrad Admissions web pages.  The University offers a really helpful peer-led chat function.  There's also more general information about living and studying in Cambridge here.  

Once you're one of our offerholders, you will be offered a few opportunities to ask us questions via Zoom.  

Choosing Girton

All postgraduate applications are made through the University, rather than through individual Colleges.  Further information is here.

Exceptions to this process are MBA, MAcc and MFIN applications which are made directly via the Judge Business School.  

Why not make Girton your first choice from the start?  

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