Applying for full-time study

Homerton welcomes and encourages applications for all postgraduate courses and subjects offered by the University of Cambridge In order to be certain of being considered by Homerton College you should list us as one of your preferred Colleges. 

Application process

The majority of applications for full-time postgraduate study are made through the University's Postgraduate Admissions Office. However, some courses require applications to be made directly through a Department or Faculty. Make sure you keep track of any application or funding deadlines.

Once you have uploaded an application via the Applicant Portal, you can follow its progress via your Self-Service Account. If you are made an offer by Homerton College then you will be contacted by our Postgraduate Administrator, and will be able to find all relevant information on our dedicated page for postgraduate offer-holders.

International students may find it helpful to read the University guidance on immigration, qualifications, and language requirements before applying.

The annual application round starts on 1 September, when the University updates all the courses with new information for the following academic year.



Homerton has purpose-built postgraduate accommodation in quiet surroundings on the main College site, as well as several off-site flats. We hope to offer rooms to all new full-time postgraduate students whenever possible, although we are unable to guarantee accommodation to any incoming student. A survey will be sent to postgraduate offer-holders in April of each year, and will close in July. We will let incoming students know whether or not they have been allocated a room in early August.

Most resident postgraduate students will live in Morley House and Harrison House, which offer self-catered, en-suite rooms. Accommodation is arranged in groups of five rooms, sharing a fully-fitted kitchen; there is also a common room (‘MCR’) in Morley House. We may be able to offer a few cheaper rooms to postgraduate students in the other accommodation blocks; however, rooms may be smaller, and only offer ‘gyp-room’ kitchens, for snack preparation.



Facilities, Events & Support

Postgraduate students are encouraged to make use of the many College facilities available, including the new buttery and Dining Hall (with weekly Formal Halls on Tuesdays and dedicated Postgraduate Formal Halls on selected Fridays); the Library (24 hour access); and sports, music and drama facilities (including a gym and dance studio). Part-time postgraduate students are members of our MCR (student union), which organise programmes of social events and provide a framework for student representation on College committees.

You will be invited to series of events throughout your course, including a splendid Matriculation dinner to welcome you to the College and the University, regular Research Suppers and networking opportunities, and an annual Garden Party.

We have a dedicated Postgraduate Tutor team who provide personalised guidance as part of our friendly and supportive tutorial system, and who meet individually with students at the start of their course, and as needed thereafter. Postgraduate students also benefit from the full range of specialist health and wellbeing support available in the College and the wider University.

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