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Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge

Postgraduate accommodation

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    The postgraduate accommodation block, Canning and Eliza Fok House, can accommodate 40 postgraduate students, in groups of 8 well-lit, en-suite study bedrooms which share a very spacious kitchen/living area.

    The accommodation is situated in the heart of the College grounds with easy access to all college facilities, including the Dining Hall and Library and all rooms have high-speed connections to the College computer network, offering our graduate students the best living and studying conditions possible.

    The MCR (Postgraduate Common Room) offers a wonderfully light and modern space for social gatherings. The entire building enjoys exceptional views over the College's grounds.

    Other facilities include several storage rooms for luggage, a laundry room, a covered bike shed and a computer room adjacent to the comfortable and well equipped common room that has its own kitchen, television and spacious seating area.

    Our accommodation provides a home from home atmosphere and encourages daily informal contacts which can grow into lifelong friendships for generations of postgraduate students. 

    Our rooms are sound proof, which is very important during exam season. You can have music blasting and your neighbour will not hear a thing. The rooms are very warm- last winter I did not need to have my heater on at all. Everything is on site: the kitchens (spacious and with lovely views) are on the same floor as the room, the laundry room is on the second floor, the MCR is on the ground floor, and our bike shed is probably the most secure shed I have seen in Cambridge so far. I really cannot fault the living arrangements here. I love it.

             -Fatima Baldo

    Additional rooms are available for postgraduate students in houses close to the College. 

    For those beginning their course in Lent or Easter Term (January or April), the Postgraduate Services Office or Accommodation Office will let you know what accommodation is available.

    Students coming to study with families or partners can find suitable accommodation through the University Accommodation Service

    This page also has PDFs to download on current postgraduate rents, the current postgraduate room licence and the current graduate Home from Home guide. 

    Find out more about paying your College bills, including timings and methods.

    Contact us

    If you have any accommodation questions at Murray Edwards College, please email or visit the Accommodation Office located in the basement of Pearl House.