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Pre-University Summer Programme, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 13 days
University rank #7 (QS) Cambridge, United Kingdom
Pre-University Summer Programme at University of Cambridge  provides 16-18 year-old high-school students an opportunity to prepare for future undergraduate study at leading global universities.
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Pre-University Summer Programme at University of Cambridge is intellectually stimulating and intensive. Whatever your current interests, you will discover new disciplines and topics that will push you outside your comfort zone and challenge your perceptions. While being immersed in the daily activity of College life, you will be with students from over 15 countries, sharing an exciting programme of talks and specialist seminars.

Key facts:

Seminars and plenary lectures are taught by leading Cambridge academics and guest subject specialists. All are dedicated to making their sessions academically rigorous and immensely enjoyable. We hope you will be inspired to think and reason in a different way, or to develop new skills transferable to your future study or career.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 13 days
    • Duration description

      Term I: Sun 5 – Sat 18 July

      Term II: Sun 19 July – Sat 1 August

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure


  • Plenary lecture series: Visions of the future
  • Specialist seminar subjects
  • Essay writing and small group supervisions
  • Project work and group presentations
  • Full-day excursion to Oxford
  • Evening events, College and museum visits, and social activities including punting and a walking tour of Cambridge
  • Afternoon Tea at Madingley Hall
  • Formal Closing Dinner in College

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • We welcome applications from international 16-18 year olds who are currently studying A-levels, International Baccalaureate (IB) or equivalent, and who are considering or planning to study at a leading global university. 
  • There is no GPA or equivalent required, but all applicants will need to provide evidence from their school of strong academic achievement and maturity in support of their application.
  • To ensure diversity of nationalities on each term numbers will be limited with a per country cap.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2945 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2945 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 13 days.
  • EU/EEA

    2945 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2945 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 13 days.
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  • Registration Fee: £630
  • Accommodation fee£1,255

Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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