Clare College Cambridge

Request Graduate Accommodation


We attempt to house all our Ph.D and M.Phil students for the official length of their course (either 1 or 3 years).The maximum duration of stay for a PhD student is limited to 3 years and 11 months. We hope to arrange accommodation for all our graduates who come from outside Cambridge, provided they have requested it sufficiently in advance. Partnered graduates are accommodated in houses or flats owned by the College, although these are limited in number. All of them are within easy cycling distance of the College, University Departments and shopping facilities. A few single graduates from overseas (outside the EU) are offered accommodation for their first year in a modern wing of the College, Thirkill Court. This is next to the University Library and College Library and students live on two adjacent stairways to form a graduate enclave within the larger community. Others are given flats or single rooms in houses owned by the College in the City.  Further details about graduate accommodation and the current housing stock can be found here.

Graduate students cannot be housed in College accommodation beyond their 4th year of study, except in exceptional circumstances.

If you have been made an offer at Clare please complete the online form below even if you do not wish to apply for accommodation:

Do you require accommodation?
First Name
Email Address
Permanent Home Address
Expected Start Date
Expected Completion Date
Proposed Status
Type of Accommodation
Please indicate up to 3 preferred locations:
-Thirkill Court,
-108 Chesterton Road,
-St Regis House - Floors,
-Clare Ct - 1-16,
-Clare Ct-Street Building Flat,
-Clare Ct-Garden Building Flat,
-Clare Ct-Garden Building ES Rm,
-Netherfield House-bedsit room,
-Queen Ediths House-bedsit room
-St Regis Flats,
-St Regis House,
-Clare Court Street Bldg,
Partners Name
Partners Status
Partners Employer and Income
If you wish to request a Parking Permit please give details of the model, colour and registration no. of the car.
Please include any other comments or information that may assist in allocation of accommodation. All information is treated in strict confidence.
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