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Magdalene College Residential

Applications for the Magdalene College Residential are now closed.

The annual Magdalene College Residential will take place between 11-14 April 2023. The Residential is open to Year 12 students attending a state-maintained school in Merseyside, North Wales, or the Isle of Man.

The Magdalene College Residential is a fantastic opportunity for high-achieving students to find out more about studying at top universities such as the University of Cambridge. During the residential, participants will stay in Magdalene College accommodation; explore their academic interests by attending workshops and seminars led by university lecturers; visit some of Cambridge’s libraries and museums; spend time with current Cambridge students; learn about the university application process; and gain an insight into living and studying in Cambridge.

The Residential is entirely free of charge, including accommodation, food, and all activities. We are also able to fully fund transport costs for all UK mainland participants. We are grateful to the Seren North Wales Hubs for generously funding the transport costs of Welsh participants. Regretfully, we are unable to cover transport costs from the Isle of Man.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should:

  • Be in Year 12 and aged 16 or over by the time of the residential.
  • Attend a state-maintained school in Merseyside, North Wales, or the Isle of Man.
  • Have the potential to achieve at least A*AA at A Level or at least 40 points in the IB (with 776 in Higher Level subjects).
  • Have achieved a minimum of 5 A or A* grades at GCSE.
  • Be interested in studying a course on offer at the University of Cambridge. Please find information on the Course pages.

We anticipate that the Residential will be over-subscribed and regret that we will not be able to offer a place to every applicant. The outcome of applications for this residential has no influence on any future application to Magdalene College or the University of Cambridge as a whole. We will assess applications based on applicants’ academic ability and potential, alongside factors including any educational disadvantaged they have experienced.


Applications for the Magdalene College Residential are now closed.

Applications should be submitted by 23:59 on 21 February 2023.

Applicants will be asked to nominate a current teacher to provide a short reference. Once all the information has been received, we will inform all applicants of the outcome of their application.

If you have any questions regarding the Magdalene College Residential, please contact Natalie Thompson, Schools Liaison Officer, by emailing

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