Clare College Undergraduate


Welcoming you to the riverside College at the heart of the city...


Welcome to Clare 

Cambridge’s second oldest College (founded 1326) boasts seventeenth 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.

Read on below to learn more about your future as a student at Clare. 

If you have any admissions queries relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please see the University's COVID-19 FAQ page.

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An introduction to the admissions process at Clare

Please note that this video was recorded in July 2020 and may not reflect the latest updates about admissions.

Live events at Clare


Virtual Open Days

17th September 2021

Booking is now open for our September 17th Open Day

Schedule of events:

  • 11am - Live Q+A with Clare's Admissions Tutors, Dr Timothy Chesters (Arts) and Professor Howard Griffiths (Sciences)

  • 12pm - Live Q+A with current Clare students from a range of subjects

  • 3pm - Live Information Session on the Natural Sciences Tripos at Clare with Professor Howard Griffiths

You are welcome to attend as many sessions as you like; registration covers attendance at all three of Clare’s sessions. The Zoom links for each session will be emailed to you shortly before the event. You will be able to submit questions during all three sessions using the 'chat' function on Zoom. You are also welcome to submit questions in advance by emailing or sending a DM to our Twitter account, @ClareSchools


"I will always remember walking to Old Court along the backs after Finals and realising that I would probably never again live somewhere so beautiful and so intellectually vibrant."

A recent alumna

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Clare Campaign Launch-Photo Chris Boland
Clare Campaign Launch-Photo Chris Boland
Clare Campaign Launch-Photo Chris Boland

Discover Clare

Student testimonials

Learn about life as a student at Clare


Virtual tour

Immerse yourself in our 360° video of
Clare College

Clare YouTube 

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for lots of helpful content about the interview process, finances and lots more!


Transforming Old Court

Preserving the heart of Clare College for future generations

Access and outreach

Working with students of all ages to
raise educational aspirations

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Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough speaks about his Memorable Years at Clare College



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