Who can apply?
Students who have completed at least one year at an institute of higher education, or adults who bring other 'life experience'.
Some 65% of participants are current undergraduate or graduate students, 35% are aged 25-85+.Those currently attending university are often seeking to gain credit from their home institution; others with professions are looking to broaden their horizons and learn something new during their summer break; others still are retired and epitomise the values of ‘lifelong learning’.
Undergraduates, graduates and adult learners
Our students include undergraduates, graduates, teachers, journalists, researchers, executives, scientists, lawyers, writers, bankers, home-makers, doctors and more. All are looking to expand their knowledge of a given subject or learn about a new topic entirely. Sharing classes with participants from such a wide range of backgrounds offers fresh perspectives, as you build your own knowledge.
An intellectual adventure
Our programmes are academically rigorous and challenging. In addition to classroom contact hours, you need to prepare for your experience by reading and researching in advance of your arrival in Cambridge. This preparation will increase your enjoyment and enhance your capacity for critical thinking.
All teaching for the Summer Schools is in English. All students must be able to understand and follow arguments presented in written and spoken English at university level. Further information on the language requirements can be found on the Booking terms and conditions pages.