Within the first week

Two Reminders

1. If you do not yet have the original certificates, you should send as soon as possible, the original results notification slip provided to you by the examining board - not a copy.  You may then bring the original certificates, in person, to the Tutorial Office immediately after you come into residence.  This should be done during the hours when Junior Members may call (daily from 9.30 – 12.00 and 2.00 – 4.30 p.m.). 

2. Please also ensure that you complete and send back by post or email the Financial Guarantee Form, if you have not already done so. Peterhouse offer-holders were sent this form earlier in the year and those picked from the Summer Pool will be contacted directly by the Admissions Team. If you can include this document with all the others requested, please do so, but do not delay sending the other documents if you cannot yet complete this one.  Please include a photocopy of your Payment Schedule Letter from Student Finance with the form, together with your Financial Notification letter from Student Finance if you already have such letters. If not, please supply a copy of these letters as soon as you are able. Please bring them to Cambridge with you and keep them safely.

If you are eligible for and apply to the Student Loans Company for a Student Loan, instalments will be paid directly into your bank or building society account, normally in October, January and April. 

Links for further information: 

University of Cambridge Student Fees and Finance

Student Finance England  


Opening a Bank Account

You may need to open a bank account, in which case please complete the Bank Letter Template. The Tutorial Office will produce a letter to be presented at your local bank.


Prepayment of Room Rent and Accommodation

You will be allocated a room in College for next Term; you should already have been sent your room assignments.  At a later time, you will receive an invoice for an amount that includes Michaelmas Term rent and £100 Caution Money (the latter is refunded when you go out of residence, subject to the settling of all accounts).  On obtaining this invoice you should send a cheque for the amount shown made out to Peterhouse.  The cheque should be sent to: Ms Leslie Verrees, Finance Office, Peterhouse, Cambridge CB2 1RD.

Alternatively you can make your payment via bank transfer. Peterhouse bank details are included in your invoice together with your account number which you will need to quote. 

International undergraduates will receive an invoice in your pigeonhole upon arrival.  Please pay this invoice to the Finance Office as soon as you arrive.  

Alternatively payment can now be made by electronic transfer or debit card - please contact the Finance Office for more details: tel: 01223 339245 or email studentbills@pet.cam.ac.uk.

Regarding accommodation, please contact the Accommodation Manager if you have any questions. Room changes are not possible at this stage.


University Card

Meals in College are debited to your termly bill by use of a personal University Card.These cards will be waiting for new undergraduates at the Porters' Lodge and you should collect yours on arrival. The University Card is also used to gain access to controlled areas in College (e.g. the computer room and the library). Undergraduates are reminded to take care of their cards and report any loss immediately to the Duty Porter. Replacement is not straightforward and lost cards cause inconvenience to users and administration.  You are entitled to one free replacement card; thereafter a charge of £10 is levied for replacing a lost or damaged card. To order a replacement card, please complete the request form on this website.


Freshers' Week Timetable

Events planned for the first week of term can be found on the Freshers' Week Timetable