Cambridge Sidney Sussex (Detailed Info)

Founded: 1596; women undergraduates first admitted 1976.

Admission: Places are given on the basis of performance in public examinations, aptitude tests, academic references and interviews.

Scholarships: Unlimited number of scholarships, exhibitions and prizes awarded on performance in university examinations; Evan Lewis-Thomas Law Studentships for law graduates to prepare for practice as barristers and solicitors.

Study abroad: Exchange links with MIT and european universities in some subjects.

Travel grants: Many available.

Library & information service: Modern library, open 24 hours; computing suite; all rooms Internet connected.

Eating arrangements: All meals may be taken in hall; also self-catering facilities.

Gate/guest hours: 24 hours via student room keys.

Other college facilities: Music practice room with piano, grand piano and harpsichord, organ; sports field and pavilion shared with Christ's College; boathouse shared with Corpus Christi, Girton and Wolfson; squash and tennis courts; gym; three common rooms, two bars.

Accommodation: 97% of undergraduates in college accommodation: £80 per week average, full-board.

Financial help: UK undergraduates may be eligible for up to £1000 pa from Newton Trust and Campbell, Ellis and Osborn access bursaries; hardship funds of £15,000 pa; travel grants of £15,000 pa. Additional funding available for the purchase of books and for academic travel.