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Join leading academics and make lifelong friends

Hughes Hall has a vibrant, international, and friendly academic atmosphere. We welcome postgraduate students and mature undergraduates from diverse backgrounds in all areas of study and research, and offer a range of scholarships and bursaries. Our students join world-class researchers and make lifelong friends, all supporting one another to make a difference through a culture of academic excellence, and social and sporting opportunity.

The oldest graduate college, Hughes Hall is known today as a progressive College, bridging the academic and external worlds with an informal atmosphere. A distinctive aspect of life at Hughes is our friendly and inclusive culture; and everyone is allowed to walk – or relax – on the grass!

A distinctive aspect of life at Hughes is our friendly and inclusive culture; and everyone is allowed to walk – or relax – on the grass

In this section you can find out about who can apply to Hughes Hall, how to apply, the courses we offer as well as the process, costs and financial support available to you. This will depend on whether you are applying for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, and whether you are a UK or international student.

Life at Hughes is a comprehensive rundown of everything you need to know including a welcome video introducing you to the College, our staff and students, College life and culture.

Meet our students

This is a wonderful collection of personal stories from some of our students who wanted to tell you about themselves, their research, why they chose Hughes Hall, and their experiences of the College and its community.

Our fantastic students discuss why they chose Hughes Hall, their research, their hopes for the future and what they think about Cambridge, the College and the community.

The video of the last Hughes Hall May Ball gives a little taster of life outside the lectures, library and laboratory.

A quiet haven

Our campus is a quiet haven, with some of the largest and up to date, en suite accommodation in the University. Just around the corner is lively Mill Road, with its cosmopolitan food shops, restaurants and bars. We are halfway between the railway station and market square, a 10-minute bike ride from most university departments, and 5 minutes from punting on the river Cam, and Midsummer Common’s famous cows. This links to a University platform that enables you to find the Colleges on a map, as well as other city and University landmarks: www.virtualtour.study.cam.ac.uk. You can find out lots more about our student rooms, flats and houses in the accommodation section.

Both our News and Events sections give you a flavour of what goes on at College and our Playlist provides access to some of the (online) academic lectures, seminars and discussions that have taken place this year, including the Seniors’ Spotlight Series, in addition to our more traditional programme of College lectures. This publication is a just one example of the translational and impact-orientated nature of our work and research; our students, postdocs and Fellows explain how they have been helping to tackle the pandemic here in Cambridge and around the world.

There’s so much else to find out about:

Our website should tell you all you need to know, from our academic excellence to our equality and diversity commitment, and from our cutting-edge Centres of excellence to our Fellows and Senior Members. We would love to meet you in person and show you around as soon as you are able to visit, and we are always available to answer your questions so please don’t hesitate to get in touch: admissions@hughes.cam.ac.uk.

We help you build on the experiences and achievements of your past, offer a springboard for a brilliant future, and provide a welcoming home for today

We look forward to seeing you soon!