About us

Director's welcome

Every summer, hundreds of people from all over the world come to Cambridge to sample our programmes. The University is a lively, bustling place where curiosity, influence and illumination are everyday occurrences. We offer an unbeatable mix of subject range, teaching quality and academic content. Be inspired to think and reason in a different way, or develop new skills transferable to your degree, career or lifetime interest.

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International community

At the core of the experience lies a vibrant and truly international community: some 60 nationalities are represented each year. Participants are graduate or undergraduate students, and adults of all ages and backgrounds, bringing other 'life experience' to the classroom.

Excellent teachers

Underpinning our offering is a network of gifted communicators –  a combination of leading Cambridge scholars and guest subject specialists from beyond the University. All are dedicated to making their courses academically rigorous and immensely enjoyable.

Create your own study programme

Hundreds of possible programme and course combinations allow you to create your own personalised schedule. You can study from one to six weeks across a range of programmes. You could also combine your Summer School programme with a weekend course at Madingley Hall.

Stay in an historic College

You can choose to stay in one of four Colleges all within walking distance of the teaching site and the city centre offering a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, pubs, shops and a daily market.

Find out more about the programmes and individual courses, read comments by previous participants, watch our video, choose a College, and read our ‘Summer Schools in the making’ blog.

We look forward to seeing you in Cambridge in summer 2015.
Sarah J Ormrod, Director of International Programmes.