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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

Our in-person International Summer Programme allows you to combine courses from a wide range of subject areas in the fields of  Business and Innovation; Global Challenges; History; Literature, Philosophy and the Visual Arts; and Science. 

Courses are complemented by a series of daily plenary lectures showcasing the variety of subjects on offer here at the University, as well as research, global current affairs and a range of other topics.



Staying in a Cambridge College

To add to your experience, you will have the unique opportunity to stay in one of four beautiful Cambridge Colleges. Each is very different in character, but all offer a warm welcome. The Colleges are within easy walking distance of the main teaching site and the vibrant city centre. You will meet fellow students and become familiar with Cambridge in a way few are privileged to experience. Non-resident places are also available.

Accommodation costs

You can view all accommodation options and fees here: tuition and accommodation fees.

Accommodation for a one-week stay is from Sunday afternoon (including dinner) to Saturday morning (including breakfast). Costs include bed, breakfast, evening meals (lunch is available to buy on or near the teaching site) and nights between consecutive weeks if you are staying for more than one week.

Accommodation between consecutive weeks 

Those attending two or more consecutive weeks of the Summer Programme will automatically have their College accommodation booked for the extra night(s) in between and will be charged accordingly. Please email us if you do not want to stay in College for the extra night(s), between weeks, in which case you will be asked to clear and vacate your room immediately after breakfast. (Note: you may not be guaranteed a stay in the same room if you vacate.) 

The Colleges

Newnham College

Set around large secluded gardens, this graceful College is just across the road from your lecture rooms, and a short walk from the historic city centre. Meals are served buffet-style and taken in the buttery or main dining hall, overlooking the gardens. Read more »

Queens' College 

Overlooking the River Cam, Queens’ boasts the famous Mathematical Bridge and some of the most iconic views in Cambridge. The College offers a magnificent dining hall, historic courtyards, quiet gardens and modern rooms: the best of both worlds. Read more

Selwyn College

With its extensive and peaceful gardens backing onto the teaching site, Selwyn is very convenient for getting to lectures, as well as offering a choice of traditional and modern rooms. The city centre is easily reached by a variety of walks past famous Cambridge landmarks. Read more »

St Catharine's College 

Situated in the very heart of the city on one of the original medieval routes, St Catharine's College is close to both King’s College and Queens’ College, yet just a short walk to the main teaching sites. St Catharine's offers graceful architecture and delightful courtyard gardens. Read more

Non-resident places

If you are local, have friends to stay with, or want to book accommodation elsewhere, that’s fine. You can apply as a non-resident student. 



Course dates

07 Jul 2024 to 03 Aug 2024

Apply by

23 Jun 2024

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


International Summer Programme
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

Credits dependent on home institution