Magdalene College

There has been a continuous tradition of academic study on the site of Magdalene College for more than 550 years. The College has its origins in the year 1428 when Henry VI approved the establishment of a hostel on the site for Benedictine monks coming from their abbey monasteries in the Fenland to study Canon Law at the University.

Magdalene is a lively, innovative College with a long tradition of community, scholarship and achievement. Its students come from all over the world, and from many different educational backgrounds. The diverse society of the College, which mixes students from varied ethnic, social and religious backgrounds, is a challenging and invigorating environment in which students are able to develop academically, personally and socially.

The College works with the Cambridge Trust to offer the Mandela Magdalene College Scholarship, for South African students taking Masters courses, and the Clutton-Brock Cambridge Scholarship, for Zimbabwean students on Masters or PhD courses in subjects relevant to the needs of Zimbabwe.

Further information can be found on the College website.

Note for students

You are encouraged to use the Trust's scholarships search to find all the awards for which you may be eligible.