Clare College
Undergraduate Admissions

Information for Applicants and Prospective Students

Old Court, Clare College

View pre-recorded content on our Virtual Open Day website from Monday 29 June

Join our live Q&A sessions with the Admissions Tutors and Clare students on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 July

Cambridge’s second oldest college (founded 1326) boasts 17th-century architecture, stunning gardens and a riverside location in the heart of the city.

Warm, forward-looking and with a reputation for academic excellence, Clare welcomes students of all backgrounds.

Continue reading this page to learn more about what it is like to be a student at Clare College...

Living in Clare

Clare provides accommodation for all its undergraduate students. Applicants are welcome to visit the College and learn more about some of the exciting new developments that are taking place!

River Room Cafe coming in 2022

The River Room Cafe, with a terrace on the River Cam, will operate throughout the day. Combined with improvements to the existing Buttery, casual dining will be dramatically improved in the College. In turn, this will help ensure that the College remains a desirable home base for students at the centre of Cambridge.

Arts, Humanities
and Social Sciences

Having spent a year here, Clare has more than lived up to its first-class reputation, and it offers a learning environment which anyone with a love for literature should want to be a part of...
Rachel, English

Arts, Humanities and Social Science subjects available to read at Clare College:

Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic



Asian and Middle Eastern Studies







History and Modern Languages

History and Politics

History of Art

Human, Social, and Political Sciences

Land Economy



Modern and Medieval Languages



Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion

For more information on typical offers, essential subjects and assessments, please use the link below:


Clare College embraces inter-connectivity, and it is perhaps this that gives the university its leading edge in the Sciences...
Will, Natural Sciences

Science subjects available to read at Clare College:

Chemical Engineering

Computer Science




Natural Sciences

Psychological and Behavioural Sciences

Veterinary Medicine

For more information on typical offers, essential subjects and assessments, please use the link below:

David Attenborough:
Memorable Years


What our students say about Clare...



I chose Clare as it ticked all the right boxes for me: it was close to the town centre, medium-sized, offered some of the best accommodation in the university; but the point that caught my eye was that it was described as ‘the friendly college’. This has definitely held true throughout my time here...



Outside of my studies I enjoy playing piano, writing an opinion column for Varsity, getting involved in societies such as Students for Global Health, and joining debates surrounding identity at University.



This year I’ve really enjoyed getting involved with life at Clare, especially as Vice-President of the Union of Clare students, as well as with Clare's Gender Equality Movement trying to promote greater diversity!