Robinson College has a thriving graduate community, with graduate students studying subjects across the full range of science and arts subjects available at Cambridge University. Robinson is well-known for its beautiful gardens and is situated directly behind the main University Library; it is a short walk from the Sidgwick Site which is home to many of the arts faculties. In addition, Robinson is one of the closest colleges to the faculty of mathematics as well as the science departments located on the West Cambridge site.

Robinson has some excellent en-suite accommodation specifically designed for graduate students. Robinson is normally able to house graduate students for three years. If, however, you are likely to be late in meeting your conditions, or you would like to find you own private accommodation, then the best place to look is the University Accommodation Service .

Graduate students at Robinson become members of the Middle Common Room (MCR) whose committee represents graduate students' views and organises social events. Graduate students participate in many College societies and sports clubs. More information about the MCR is available on their website and from their alternative prospectus.

Graduate Admission

The Board of Graduate Studies is responsible for the admissions process for the majority of graduate courses. Full details on how to apply are given on the Apply for Graduate Study section of the Cambridge University Graduate Admissions website. For MBA, MEd, and PGCE courses, you will need to contact the appropriate department or institute directly.

Funding for current students:

Funding and Fellowships

The College provides funds to help with research expenses such as fieldwork and travel to academic conferences. It is also able to offer hardship funds; an average of £12,000 per year has been allocated over the past three years.  Please contact the Senior Tutor's Assistant, Mrs Keisha Sharp, ks610@cam.ac.uk,  for an application form.  Full details about additional funding for graduates can be found under the Finance & Expenses section of our website (including application form links). 

Yates-Unilever Scholarships

Up to three Yates-Unilever Scholarships are offered annually to Graduate students from overseas countries who register for a Ph.D. Degree in a science or engineering subject at the College. These are usually awarded in the first year of study and are worth up to £500.  The scholarship is renewable, subject to satisfactory progress, for a maximum of three years.  Graduate students will be invited to apply for this award at the beginning of the Lent Term.

Student Parents

The Childcare Office operates an Information Service, which aims to support families of the University community.  The service offers information on family related issues including childcare, schooling, health care, financial support and local community resources. 

Central Childcare Bursaries are available to EU and Overseas students only to help with pre-school and out-of-school/school holiday childcare costs. For further details see the Childcare Office website.