St Catharine's graduate accommodation is all within easy reach of Cambridge city centre and the College's main site. All our residences are served well by local amenities, and are particularly convenient for either the University Library and Sidgwick Site or the Downing Site and Judge Business School. You'll be part of a graduate community, enabling you to stay sociable throughout your busy academic life.

Accommodation for incoming graduates

We aim to offer accommodation to all new single research students in their first year (on condition that they confirm their place before 1 September in the year of admission). In practice, graduates have a good chance of residing in College accommodation for three years should they so wish. We also have a limited amount of accommodation for couples. 

Eligible students will be asked to indicate whether they wish to live in College accommodation when their College membership is confirmed, with accommodation offers made once admission is confirmed by the Graduate Admission Office. If you express a preference for a particular residence, we'll try to satisfy it, but please remember that accommodation is allocated on a first come-first served basis. 

Graduate Residences

St Catharine’s currently has the following graduate residences, all within walking or cycling distance of the College and City Centre. A quick guide is available below. Click on the name of each residence to view more details:

Residence Number of Units Occupancy Bathroom Car Park
Brookside 5 Double Private No
Russell Street 66 Single En-Suite Very limited
South Green Lodge 28 Single Shared Yes
Barton Road 14 Single En-Suite No


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Going private?

St Catharine's graduates may rent accommodation via the private market if they prefer. However, if you will be living outside the the University's precincts; that is, the 10 mile radius of Great St Mary's church, you must apply to the Board of Graduate Studies for permission. For further details, please click here.