2016 International Summer Programmes
Applications now open
Applications are now open for the University of Cambridge International Summer Programmes which will run in Cambridge from
3 July to 13 August 2016. Our programmes give you the opportunity to meet award-winning lecturers, stay and dine in one of the historic Cambridge Colleges and enjoy a range of weekend excursions and
We also offer an Interdisciplinary Summer Programme where you can select courses from a wide range of topics including philosophy, economics, international politics and relations, literature, history, archaeology, history of art and history of science.
About our programmes
Programmes are delivered at university level and geared towards an adult audience of undergraduate and graduate students, professionals and retired people. All are taught by leading Cambridge scholars and guest subject specialists. Programmes combine classroom sessions, subject-specific morning lectures and general-interest evening talks.
Find out more
Virtual Open Day
We'll be hosting our first ever Virtual Open Day on Wednesday 16 December. You'll have the chance to hear from some of our past students and lectures, browse our programmes and accommodation options and contact our team to find our more about what we offer.
What our students say
“One of the best summers of my life! The courses were intensive, challenging and highly enjoyable!”
Marie Tredaniel, France (Interdisciplinary Programme)
“In the introduction talk you said that your goal was to change lives, and in my case you definitely succeeded. I will hopefully be returning next year, and will definitely be recommending it to others.”
Blanaid Barr, Northern Ireland (Literature)
“Classes are rich and rewarding in their variety and depth; plenary lectures are stimulating and fun; the international, intergenerational student body is a delight… It's no wonder students return year after year.”
Ben Wiley, USA (Interdisciplinary Programme)
“The International Summer Programme is the most wonderful thing I have ever taken part in. I have learned more in the past two weeks than in the past two years! Thank you for this opportunity!”
Barbara Plock, Germany (Medieval Studies)