We’ve been educating inspirational women at Newnham for nearly 150 years. If you want to dream big, and receive practical support for your dreams, join us.

To learn more on why this could be the perfect place for you, read our Why Newnham? pages or don’t take our word for it, hear from those in the know; our students in the Student Video Wall.

Our Student Life pages will also give you plenty of food for thought including the accommodation options on offer, the societies you can join, support available to help you flourish, as well as a handy student A-Z.

Our students come from all types of educational, social and cultural background, and we welcome the diversity and fun that brings. There’s a lively social, sporting and cultural life, and everyone can make lasting friends here; we’re proud of our unpretentious and democratic community.

Have a browse on our pages and if this sounds like you and you have academic potential you wish to fulfil, please see our How to Apply pages, or if you simply want to find out more by visiting one of our Open Days, we’d love to welcome you.

Undergraduate Applications 2021

Welcome to Newnham College! Our Freshers’ t-shirts say “witty and rebellious women since 1871”, and that sums us up. In normal years, a team of students would be welcoming you…

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Video: Zainab’s Cambridge Application Story

Find out from current Newnham student Zainab what it’s really like to apply to Cambridge University, and Newnham College in particular. She talks about the interview process, family support, being…

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Undergraduate courses at Cambridge cover a wide range of subject areas: Newnham offers all the Part I subjects except Economics and Education.

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Bursaries, Grants & Scholarships

No undergraduate should be prevented from fulfilling their academic potential because of costs. This page tells you about the many ways that the University of Cambridge and Newnham College will…

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How to Apply

We very much welcome your application. We take great care over our admissions procedures and review them continually in order to make them as fair and transparent as possible.

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Costs & Funding

No-one should be put off coming to study at the University of Cambridge, and Newnham College in particular, because of worries about costs.

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Open Days, Events and Visits

If you are interested in applying to Newnham, we’d love to welcome you on a virtual Open Day. We hold a number of relaxed, friendly Open Days and other events…

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If you are a prospective applicant, a teacher, or a parent of a prospective applicant, you can find useful advice on this page. You are also welcome to phone or email…

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Newnham Essay Prizes

Entrants for all prizes should now have received an email with the outcome of their entry. If you have not yet received an email, please let us know at slo@newn.cam.ac.uk.…

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