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Robinson College has a thriving postgraduate community, with postgraduate 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 postgraduate students. Robinson is normally able to house postgraduate 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 .

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

Postgraduate Admission

The Board of Postgraduate Studies is responsible for the admissions process for the majority of postgraduate courses. Full details on how to apply are given on the Apply for Postgraduate Study section of the Cambridge University Postgraduate Admissions website. For MBA, MEd, and PGCE courses, you will need to contact the appropriate department or institute directly.  Robinson regrets that it is unable to consider individual request for funding prior to arrival in Cambridge.  Details of scholarships and hardship funding available to current students is available below

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,,  for an application form.  Full details about additional funding for postgraduates can be found under the Finance & Expenses section of our website (including application form links).

Robinson Sykes Cambridge Masters Studentship in Italian Studies

For more information about the Sykes Studentship, please see here.

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.

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Page updated 1st December 2023