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Bookings for the 2017 Summer Programmes are now open.

Study at one of the world's leading universities this summer. Every July and August our International Summer Programmes offer adults of all ages and backgrounds an intensive learning experience with the opportunity to live in some of Cambridge’s most beautiful Colleges. Over 175 courses and seminars, plus 200 supplementary lectures make up our open-access programmes.

The Office is closed Saturday 29 April – Monday 1 May, for the UK Bank Holiday weekend. Applications will be accepted as soon as possible.

Before you apply, please note: Accommodation availability

TERM I: 9–22 July
Due to very high demand, we currently have no accommodation available for these two weeks. In order to have your application accepted, you will need to apply as a non-resident to begin with. You can then choose to be added to the waiting list for one accommodation choice only. We are negotiating to obtain additional accommodation places for this period, and will contact you with options as soon as possible after you apply.

TERM II: 23 July–5 August
Standard accommodation spaces are available in Newnham. We are also negotiating to obtain additional accommodation places for this period.

TERM III: 6–19 August
Spaces are currently available in Gonville and Caius, Newnham, and Selwyn.

English Law and Legal Methods and Creative Writing Retreat
Spaces available.

Interdisciplinary Summer Programme

Ancient and Classical Worlds Summer Programme

Creative Writing Summer Programme

Creative Writing Retreat

History Summer Programme

Literature Summer Programme

Medieval Studies Summer Programme

Science Summer Programme

Shakespeare Summer Programme

IARU Global Summer Programme: Application deadline extended: limited places available

English Law and Legal Methods Summer Programme

Need for Nutrition Education/Innovation Programme (NNEdPro)

For centuries the University has helped to shape and change the world. Our programmes offer a mix of tradition and inspiration as participants from around the world absorb the atmosphere of this remarkable place, learning from some of its finest academics – and from each other. Some people stay for all six weeks, others just for one or two.

Whether you are at the start of your career or part way through a degree; a retiree or employed with some time to spare, we believe that our programmes offer benefits which will broaden your experience and enhance your CV. These include increasing your transferable skills; discovering new subjects and perspectives; developing your capacity for critical thinking; studying in a supportive environment; and even gaining credit from your home institution.

Studying with us could be life-changing and an investment in your future. Join us and see for yourself.

The University's International Summer Programmes are an embodiment of our mission 'to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence'.

Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge

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