2017 Downing College Open Days - now fully booked.  2018 open day dates will be announced in February 2018.

On this page you will find information about Downing College all subject open days and the University open days:

Downing College all subject Open Days - for talks by the admissions tutor, tour of the college, meeting the Director of Studies for your subject:

  • Saturday 9th September 2017 - NOW FULLY BOOKED

  • Please note that the Directors of Studies for Geography, Linguistics, Music and Theology will not be present.  If you are interested in these subjects, you will still find the rest of the open day interesting and informative.

If you cannot attend an open day:

You are very welcome to come and look round Downing College at a time that suits you and, if you would like to, talk to Kate or Jess in the Admissions Office. The Office is open:

  • Monday to Thursday 9.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 5.00pm
  • Fridays from 9.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4.00pm.


You do not need to make an appointment, but you may wish to check that we will be available when you are planning to visit by emailing the Admissions Office directly.

Click here for a map of Downing.

Open Day Travel Fund

The Open Day Travel Fund, administered by the central Cambridge Admissions Office, assists young people who are in care and care leavers with travel to any of 100+ Open Days organised by the University and Colleges of Cambridge.

Applicants must have been in care for 3 or more months in the school years including and after Year 10. Applicants must also either be either:

  • in Year 11 or above
  • from a further education background
  • a prospective mature student.


Apply for the Open Day Travel Fund here. You can also download the Open Day Travel Fund flyer.