Pembroke College Cambridge

Postgraduate Accommodation

At Pembroke the aim is to accommodate for their first year all single postgraduate students new to Cambridge in College rooms or in houses close by. There is also a limited number of flats for couples. In subsequent years graduates enter a ballot and most who wish are accommodated.

All rooms are furnished, and are centrally heated, with supplementary heating paid for according to use. Rooms are study-bedrooms with a limited number offering ensuite facilities. There are no shared rooms. All College rooms have access to a small kitchen (gyproom) where light snacks can be prepared. Full self-catering facilities are available in College houses/hostels. Rooms vary in size and outlook. Duvets and pillows are provided but students need their own bedlinen. It is possible for students to hire bedlinen from the Linen Room.

Variations in amenities are reflected in rents which from October 2021 range from £106.48 to £163.72 per week (including the cost of cleaning and central heating). Only a few rooms are available at the extremes of this range; the majority of the rooms are £140.82/week or above.

All postgraduate students retain their rooms for the academic year.

Married Graduate students should apply to the College Registrar if they wish to request the tenancy of a College house or flat. Please note that Pembroke does not have a large stock of housing suitable for couples.

Should anyone not want accommodation from the College, the University Accommodation Service, Kellet Lodge, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge CB2 1QJ , should prove helpful in finding other rooms or flats. They can be contacted by telephone on 01223 338099, by fax on 01223 338098 or by email at

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