Living in Cambridge

College accommodation

While studying at the University of Cambridge Summer Schools you will have the opportunity to live in one of the historic Colleges and dine in the traditional halls. Accommodation is in College rooms normally occupied by Cambridge undergraduates. Rooms are basic with a single bed and washbasin; some Colleges provide en suite facilities for an additional cost.

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Your accommodation fee pays for a single College room, breakfast and evening meals, unless otherwise stated. Some accommodation is available on a room-only basis.

Ancient City

Cambridge is an ancient city, with its origins going back to Roman times, every age has left its mark on this attractive market town.

Cambridge is a vibrant university city and benefits from a daily market, a great variety of shops, restaurants, music venues, pubs, clubs and coffee houses. The city also retains great beauty and charm. During the summer you will get to know the quiet back streets, College courtyards, and treasures, such as the Wren Library and Kettle’s Yard, that tourists to the city often only glimpse.

Resident Assistants

All Summer School participants are supported by a network of Resident Assistants. These are University of Cambridge students, employed by the Summer Schools, who live alongside you in College and assist you with any queries you may have during your stay. They are your first point of contact and are on hand to make sure that your summer is as enjoyable as possible.