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St Catharine's postgraduate accommodation is all within easy reach of Cambridge city centre and the College's main site on Trumpington Street. 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 postgraduate community, enabling you to stay sociable throughout your busy academic life.

Accommodation for incoming postgraduates

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). Accommodation in subsequent years is offered strictly subject to availability. 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. 

Process for assigning accommodation: Incoming/new postgraduates



Step Timing
College sends out webform April
Students complete webform End of July
Rooms offered Mid-August
Students accept/decline Early September
Tenancy starts 1 October

Process for assigning accommodation: Returning postgraduates



Step Timing
College sends out webform May
Students complete webform End of July
Rooms offered Mid-August
Students accept/decline Early September
Tenancy starts 1 October

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 (the 10 mile radius of Great St Mary's church), you must apply to the Board of Graduate Studies for permission. Refer to the University's residency requirements for further information.

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