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 the Admissions Office staff.

The Office is open:

Monday to Thursday 9.30am – 12.00pm and 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Fridays from 9.30am - 12.00pm and 1.00pm - 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:

The structured part of the open day on Friday 20 September is now fully booked.  However, Downing College will be open to visitors to drop in during the afternoon between 14.00 and 16.00 to look round on a self-guided tour.  There will be admissions staff available to answer any questions.

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.

Information about how your personal information will be used by us in connection with the administration of these events/activities, and for related purposes, is available at Please contact with any questions in the first instance.