Applying to Girton
Forms & Deadlines
Girton Application Timeline
Extenuating Circumstances
Nine Things You Should Know
Living at Girton
Accommodation Overview
Main College Building
Ash Court
Swirles Court
College Houses
Visiting Girton
Open Days
Individual Visits
Fees & Funding
Students from the UK & EU
Students from Other Countries
Parents & Supporters
Supporting an Applicant
Once They're Here
For Schools
Schools Liaison
Supporting Your Students
Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion Taster Day 2018
Modern Languages Taster Day 2017
Humanities Writing Competition
Cambridge Colleges Physics Experience
Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
Biological Anthropology
Chemical Engineering
Computer Science
History and Modern Languages
History and Politics
Human, Social & Political Sciences
Land Economy
Management Studies
Modern & Medieval Languages
Natural Sciences (Physical & Biological)
Psychological & Behavioural Sciences
Politics, International Relations & Sociology
Social Anthropology
Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion
Veterinary Medicine
Graduate Open Day
Applying to Girton
Graduate Life at Girton
Tutor Support
Graduate Accommodation
Fees & Funding
Planning Your Finances
Funding Finder (external link)
College Fees & Charges
Paying Your Bill
Frequently Asked Questions
Graduate Research Awards


Tutorial and Admissions Office



+44 (0)1223 338972

Undergraduate Accommodation Overview

Girton College provides accommodation to its undergraduate students for all years of their course. The student rooms are all single so students do not have to share. They vary in style and size, from the Victorian rooms in the original building to the modern en-suite rooms in Ash Court and Swirles Court. Tenancies are for 37 or 38 weeks depending on the University of Cambridge’s term dates, apart from in Ash Court where the tenancy is for 31 or 32 weeks as it does not include the Christmas Vacation.

First year undergraduate students are allocated a room before they arrive and live in the main College building. Once they have a confirmed place at the College they will be contacted with more information. The rooms in the College building are arranged into corridors with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities on each corridor creating a sociable atmosphere for living and studying. There is an all-female corridor in College which female students can give a preference for. Adapted rooms can be provided for students with disabilities in Ash Court and Swirles Court.

Rooms for undergraduates from second year onwards are allocated through an annual student-run ballot; a student’s position on the room-choosing list being determined by the type of room they have had in preceding years. Second, third and fourth year undergraduates have a choice of rooms in the main College building, Ash Court, Swirles Court or in a College-owned house.

Students pay a residence charge which includes accommodation and access to college facilities such as the swimming pool and cafeteria. The weekly rate within a cohort (year group) is the same regardless of the room. Through the room ballot system for second and third year undergraduates all students get a chance to live in rooms of different sizes and locations throughout their time at Girton. Apart from in Ash Court, where students move out over the Christmas Vacation, the residence charge includes the Christmas and Easter vacations, which means, students do not need to clear their room during the academic year. For more information on payments please see Undergraduate fees and charges.


69943 Cafe2-es