Downing College welcomes applications from anyone with talent and commitment - whatever their means or social background - to join our living, learning and working community.  

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and implications for offer-holders

Downing College recognises that the impact of the current health situation may create uncertainty for offer holders and prospective students.  The University of Cambridge is carefully monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and is publishing information for offer-holders here:  Downing College will be following the University guidance and will contact offer-holders when directed to by the University.

Why choose Downing?

The Downing College community is inclusive, close-knit and committed.  You will make friends with people from across the world, and find a welcoming home here during the three or four years of your study.

Do have a look at our Alternative Prospectus, written entirely by Downing undergraduates. 

If you have any questions about your application to study at Downing, or would like to receive a hard copy of the Alternative Prospectus, please contact the Admissions Officer on 01223 334826 or email

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