University of Cambridge



Open days

You don’t have to attend an open day to apply to Cambridge but visiting us does give you a chance to get a feel for the University and city, find out more about admissions procedures, courses and facilities, and ask any questions you may have.

The University and Colleges organise a large number of open days for prospective students currently in Year 12 (or equivalent) and mature applicants each year. Choose one of the options below for dates and more information.

The University also organises specific events for students from black, Asian and minority ethnicity (BAME) backgrounds, students from further education (FE) colleges and mature students (those who will be aged 21 or older when they start their course), and those interested in Choral awards and Organ scholarships.

If you can’t make an open day, you’re welcome to visit us at another time. College and some department grounds are open for most of the year for you to visit. However, while Colleges and departments do their best to help prospective applicants to visit them, there are restrictions and/or charges for tourists at certain Colleges and at certain times (such as during exams) so do check with the College(s)/department befor you come.

If you’d like to speak to College staff about admissions during a visit to Cambridge, please contact the admissions office of that College in advance to arrange this.