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Visiting and applying

Every year around 150 new postgraduate students join us at Jesus College. Find out about more about visiting us and the admissions process for postgraduates.

Open days

We hope to run a blend of in-person and online postgraduate open day in November 2021 - watch this space! If you have any questions in the meantime, please call us on +44 (0)1223 339421 or email

On Friday 6 November 2020 between 12-4pm we held a free open afternoon for prospective postgraduate students. Prospective applicants spoke to our admissions team, academic staff and current postgraduate students who answered questions about Cambridge and Jesus College. Admissions staff were also available to answer questions via live chat thoughout the event.

We answered questions such as:

  • How are the courses taught?
  • What is College life like as a postgraduate?
  • How do I write a research proposal?
  • What is Cambridge looking for?

Virtual tour of Jesus College

We're sorry you can't visit us in person at the moment, but we hope our new virtual tour will give you an insight into College life. Fly over the whole site in aerial view or walk around the grounds, see inside some postgraduate accommodation, and visit the cafe, library and other College buildings.

University admissions

To apply for full time and part time postgraduate study you must go through the University's Postgraduate Admissions Office.

There are two exceptions: applications for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education and MBA or MFin courses at the Judge Business School. Applications for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education should be made through the Faculty of Education. Applications for MBA or MFin courses should be made directly to the Judge Business School.

When you apply you can choose up to two Colleges. If you wish to be sure that your application is considered by Jesus College, please put us as your first College choice on your Postgraduate Application Form. We consider applications to study all courses that the University offers, except for the part time Master of Studies degree.

College admissions

Once you have an offer from your subject department or faculty then your application will be considered for College membership. If you put Jesus College as your first College preference on your Postgraduate Application Form, then your application documents will be sent to us first and will be reviewed by one of our Graduate Tutors. We'll use the same documents that you gave the University Postgraduate Admissions Office about your academic record, achievements, and academic interests. Every application is considered on its own merits using the same criteria. We aim to keep a balanced community of one year courses and PhD research.

If we are not able to offer you membership of Jesus College, then your application will be passed on to your second nominated College choice. We hope you join Jesus College, but don't worry if you are offered membership of a different College, we all offer a fun and supportive environment for your studies.

If you have any questions about the postgraduate admissions process you can call us on +44 (0)1223 339421 or email us at

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