Information for new Postgraduates with a confirmed place for 2020

We look forward to welcoming you to Downing.  Now that your place has been confirmed, it is time to read the following information.


Action for Postgraduates  
Arrival in College

Dates, times and arrival procedure

Information for international students including pre-arrival and orientation information

Early arrival in College Permission is required from the Graduate Admissions Office to arrive before 1 October - all requests are subject to room availability
Bicycles, cars and parking Rules and regulations


The College policy and how to increase your cover

Accommodation: Room agreement Once received by email, must be signed and returned immediately
Accommodation Handbook Please see page 6 of the Accommodation Handbook for further information on Furniture, Fittings and Decoration
Academic Gown

Purchasing a gown

How to obtain a discount code

Health and Welfare

College Nurses

Introduction to the College Nurses and health information

University health advice and vaccination checklist Check which vaccinations you need before coming to Cambridge
Health Questionnaire

At the beginning of September, or following confirmation of your place, you will be emailed a link to your personalised online health questionnaire. 

If your place at Downing is confirmed in late September, please complete the health questionnaire as soon as possible.

Registering with a College Nurse How to register with a College Nurse - Appointment system opens on 1 October
Registering with a General Practitioner [GP] How to register with a doctor in Cambridge and form to return
Information Technology

IT services for students at Cambridge

Quick-start guide for Freshers

University Student Registration process How to update your personal information and collect your Cambridge email address and passwords
IT and computing at Downing Information and IT facilities available to you at Downing

College Bill

How and when to pay your College Bill


College Registration procedure

Electronic copy of Registration document

University Card Information on your University Card and how to collect your card

Visa advice

Information on a range of Tier 4 and related areas of immigration


Information and timetable for the day

Compulsory Matriculation events you must attend

Matriculation Talks Schedule, introduction of College Officers as well as health, welfare and safety information
Matriculation Dinner Frequently asked questions and form to return

Any queries should be directed to the Tutorial and Admissions Office.