Thinking of applying to do a post-graduate course at Selwyn? You can look at the Selwyn Graduate Admissions website or, for a more informal overview of Selwyn, have a look at the Applying to Selwyn section of this site.
Selwyn is a medium-sized college of the University of Cambridge. It was founded in 1882 in memory of Bishop George Augustus Selwyn, the first bishop of New Zealand. It is situated on the west side of Cambridge, next to the Sidgwick Site, where the History, Law, Divinity, Music, and Classics faculties are situated. The University Library also lies close by. The Physics, Computing, and Maths departments, also on the west side of the city, are not far away.
Selwyn currently has around 200 full-time and part-time postgraduate students, of whom around 60 live in College accomodation. Postgraduates are guaranteed three years in College accomodation if they wish, and would be situated either in a College hostel, or Cripps Court, all within two minutes' walk of the main College site. Cooking facilities are provided in all the hostels, and hot plates are provided in Cripps Court. You can find out more about the accomodation available in the rooms database.
Selwyn has a well deserved reputation for being a friendly college. The MCR tries to maintain this reputation by providing an environment where students from all cultures and backgrounds can fit in and feel welcomed. The MCR arranges various events throughout the year to help postgraduate students to relax away from their research, including formal dinners, wine and cheese evenings, and ceilidhs.
Selwyn seeks to attract academically outstanding and enthusiastic students from all disciplines, regardless of background or nationality. The application process is made through the Board of Graduate Studies, who are responsible for dealing with all graduate applications to Cambridge, and pass on the necessary details to departments and Colleges. As part of the application process, you can specify a preference for which College you would like to come to.
More information about Selwyn MCR is available through the menu on the left or by contacting the MCR President at mcr-president'at'sel.cam.ac.uk.