Cambridge Fitzwilliam (Detailed Info)

Founded: 1869; women undergraduates first admitted 1978.

Special Features: Very active music society; students can be involved in all kinds of music-making (chapel choirs to jazz and rock bands). College ensembles include university-renowned close-harmony choirs (male and female), swing band and numerous chamber groups. Hosts termly residences, including concerts and master classes, by Fitzwilliam Quartet (founded in College in 1968).

Admission: By results in public exams: conditional and unconditional offers on basis of interview and school report only.

Scholarships: Scholarships awarded on basis of performance in university examinations.

Study abroad: Modern linguists and some law students study at a european university.

Travel grants: Contributions to travel costs made from Sir John Stratton Travel Fund and other college sources.

Library & information service: College library and separate law library (open 24 hours). Separate IT service, also open 24 hours: 2 computer rooms; ratio workstations to students 1:20. All points have access to library and internet (points in all college rooms). IT suport from 2 full-time staff and team of volunteers.

Eating arrangements: Breakfast and lunch in hall; choice of self-service and formal dinner. Small amenities charge but most meals paid for as required.

Other college facilities: Bar, launderette, music room, photographic darkroom, auditorium, chapel, fully equipped kitchen, dining room (for student dinner parties), cybercafe and society room, weights room, squash and badminton courts, playing fields near college, boathouse on river.

Accommodation: 100% of all students in college accommodation (100 rooms with ensuite facilities); rents range £600-£750 per term. Some overnight accommodation for guests (certain conditions apply).

Financial help: Funds available through the College Funds, including E D Davies Fund. Also funds from the Cambridge Bursaries Scheme.