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Cambridge Open Days

The University of Cambridge and the Colleges will be opening their doors to prospective students currently in Year 12 (or equivalent) and mature applicants for the Cambridge Open Days on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 July 2017.

Prospective applicants will be able to find out more about what the University and Colleges have to offer, courses, the application process, student support, finance and careers.

You’ll also have the opportunity to speak with staff from academic departments and Colleges, as well as current students.

The Cambridge Open Days programme is the same for both days and all subjects will be offering course presentations and/or information stands. Tours and additional sessions may also be available in departments, for which separate booking may be required (see individual department websites for details).

Many Colleges will be open all day for Cambridge Open Day visitors without the need for separate booking. However, some will be holding their own College event for which separate booking with that College is required (see individual College websites for details).

  • Booking is essential if you wish to attend the Cambridge Open Days and we anticipate that bookings will open in April 2016.
  • If you’d like to see particular Colleges when here for the Cambridge Open Days, please refer to the websites of those Colleges in advance to check whether you need to book separately with them to visit. If you book onto a College-specific event, you won’t be able to participate in any Cambridge Open Days sessions unless you make a separate booking for the Cambridge Open Days in addition to your College event booking.
  • Some faculties/departments also run separate open events on the same days as the Cambridge Open Days but which require separate booking with that faculty/department – see the relevant faculty/department website for details.

The Cambridge Open Days are exclusively for Year 12 (or equivalent) students who are considering making an application in October 2017 for entry in October 2018 (or deferred entry in October 2019).

The Cambridge Open Days aren’t suitable for, and aren’t able to accommodate, younger students or additional guests. For details of events for younger students please see the events listing on the Cambridge website.

School groups are welcome at the Cambridge Open Days. In order to capture all of the information needed to plan the day, students are required to make individual bookings.

If you have questions regarding the Cambridge Open Days please email

If you have any queries about College or department events/open days, please contact the relevant College/department.

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