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Corpus Christi College University of Cambridge

Accommodation and Facilities

The ideal base for your Cambridge adventure

Becoming an undergraduate at Corpus opens the door to a huge range of amenities. Most of our accommodation is central, and we offer fantastic athletics facilities and playing fields just 10 minutes away at our Leckhampton postgraduate campus.

All you need for work and play

Scholars from across the globe flock to our Parker Library with its famed collection of medieval manuscripts. Together with the award-winning undergraduate Taylor Library, it forms the beating heart of academic life here. Away from the books, Corpus has a rich tradition in choral music and is one of the only Cambridge colleges lucky enough to have its own theatre, the Corpus Playroom.

Live somewhere truly special

At Corpus, you’re guaranteed accommodation for the whole of your undergraduate studies. And whatever your taste or budget, we have somewhere to suit.

Fancy waking up in historic 14th century surroundings? Make our magnificent Old Court your new home. Alternatively choose a view over the rich green lawn of New Court – or opt for rooms in the modern Beldam Building next to a legendary Cambridge pub, The Eagle.

Make yourself at home

We usually group first-year students together on the main College site or very close by, so it’s easy to get to know others at the same stage in their studies as you.

All student rooms are single, furnished with a bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, desk, lamp and an easy chair or sofa. We provide pillows, duvets and mattress covers; you bring bed linen and towels. Some rooms are ensuite and most have a washbasin with shared bath/shower nearby.

Flexible affordable living space

Did you know that Cambridge offers one of the lowest costs of living of the Russell Group universities? A Times Higher Education survey confirmed this – it’s all down to our subsidised room rents.

We offer two types of lease: a 30-week short lease (use during term-time only) and a 39-week extended lease (continual use from end September to end June). Rooms cost from £105 to £160 per week, based on their size, position and proximity to facilities.

When we offer you a place at Corpus we’ll ask what kind of accommodation you’d like. That way we can allocate a room to suit. As well as rent, you pay £150 deposit when you start at Corpus –this is returnable when you graduate. In years 2,3 and 4 room allocation is run by students through the JCR room ballot, ensuring that you get a fair chance to live in the rooms that you like best.

All college rooms are connected to the University Computing Network via an Ethernet cable or wifi connection. You’ll find printing facilities in the undergraduate Taylor library and we offer excellent IT support in College if you ever need a hand.

Keen to move in?

Visit the Fees & Finances section for more information on room costs or email us at admissions@corpus.cam.ac.uk if you’d like to discuss what’s available.