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Full-time students are required to keep terms of residence in Cambridge in order to be awarded their degrees. In order to keep residence, you need to live (or reside) within the University's precincts during term time.  


For undergraduate students, this usually means within 3 miles of Great St. Mary's church, in your college or in other accommodation with your college's permission.  If you feel you need permission, you should speak to your college.


For graduate students, 'precincts' are normally considered as the 10 mile radius of Great St Mary's church if you are a full-time student. If, however, there are good reasons for this not being possible or convenient, you can apply to live outside this limit.

Application forms for residing outside the University's precincts are available from your CamSIS self-service.

Graduates should also take careful note of the Terms of Residence.

For further information please contact Student Registry (