Clare College Cambridge

Information for Postgraduate Offer Holders


Offer from Clare College

We are delighted that you have been offered a postgraduate place for October subject to any conditions imposed on you by Cambridge University Student Registry.

There is great demand for the limited number of postgraduate places and it is essential that you accept your offer from your Department by accessing your CamSIS Self-Service Account, if you have not already done so. You do not need to reply to us directly to accept your offer but if you have accepted via your Self-Service account we do assume that you are accepting your place at Clare College.  An electronic offer letter will be sent to you, but for your information, a copy is attached here

Pre-Arrival Information

The Clare MCR will be sending you the Freshers Guide in September.  Freshers' weekend is the weekend before terms starts when we hold a welcome event for postgraduates on the Sunday.  The Postgraduate Matriculation event is on the Friday of the first week of term.

Unfortunately due to building works associated with the renovation of Old Court, Clare College will be closed to the public but as a Clare student you will have access. These building works are important to preserve Clare College for future generations but the College will be fully functioning. 

College Accommodation

Postgraduate accommodation is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis once places have been confirmed. To request accommodation, please get in touch with Mrs Kalpana Jogia, Rooms Co-ordinator, at

Please note that if your offer is after 1 August, an offer of College accommodation is not guaranteed.Detailed information about postgraduate accommodation can be found here. Please note that we will not contact you regarding your accommodation until your admission has been confirmed by Student Registry.

You should plan to arrive in Cambridge for Freshers' Weekend (the weekend before term starts). Your accommodation license will state your arrival date.

International Orientation

Clare has its own International Tutor; Professor Roel Sterckx provides informal guidance for students of any nationality (including UK) who would like to discuss the difficulties of living and studying overseas in an environment that may be different not only linguistically but also culturally.

The University also has its own International Student Office and provide specialist support to students who come to study at Cambridge from outside the UK.  They will help promote and support student mobility opportunities and administer some specific international funding awards.

Current students from outside the UK should visit the International Students area of the University website for guidance on immigration, orientation and studying at Cambridge.

Visa Information

If you think that you need a visa to study you will need a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from Cambridge University.  Further detailed information can be found here

Applicants with a Disability

The College recognises that individuals have different and varied needs both in terms of mobility and in social and dietary requirements.  Further detailed information about access in and around Clare can be found here.

Please note:  If you have registered a disability it is very important that you read the information in regards to disclosing a disability and return the form as soon as you can. You can find the information and form here

Further Information

If you have a specific enquiry, please do email Yuanyuan Zhu, the Postgraduate Administrator.