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Magdalene is a lovely community and it’s small enough so that you feel as though you know everybody. There is always so much going on to get involved in!

Catja, second year studying English.


Find out what it is like to study at Magdalene College and how to apply.

Magdalene admits about 105 undergraduates each year for all courses offered by the University of Cambridge, as well as approximately 70 postgraduate students. Our small annual intake helps to foster a family atmosphere and sense of close knit community.


Access and Outreach

Magdalene is committed to encouraging young people with the academic potential and enthusiasm to succeed at university to apply regardless of school or background. Our Outreach activities are part of the University’s wider Access and Widening Participation Initiative.

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Why Magdalene?

Magdalene is one of the smaller Cambridge Colleges and is renowned for its warm and friendly atmosphere, our students love the diverse community, traditionally yet relaxed environment and our location as we are only a few minutes’ walk away from the city centre.

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Undergraduate Study

Find out how to apply and what it's like to study at Magdalene. Magdalene is one of the smaller Cambridge Colleges and is renowned for its warm and friendly atmosphere. Magdalene admits roughly 105 undergraduates each year for all degree courses offered by the University.

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Postgraduate Study

Cambridge is one of the most exciting and stimulating places to undertake postgraduate study. Magdalene's postgraduate students are drawn from across the globe and work in a huge range of fields and disciplines. They occupy a cherished place at the heart of the College community.

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International Students

Magdalene is an international community. We welcome applications from the brightest students from around the world. Find out here about the options for interviews outside the UK, sources of financial support , and opportunities to spend a year at Magdalene as a visiting student.

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