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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Because of the impact worldwide of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 International Summer Programmes have been replaced by the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning

The information below relates to the programme planned for 2020. We will post the details of the 2021 programme in the coming months.

Our Pre-University Summer Programme provides 16-18 year-old high-school students an opportunity to prepare for future undergraduate study at leading global universities.

Taught at Newnham College, this residential programme is intellectually stimulating and intensive. Whatever your current interests, you will discover new disciplines and topics that will push you outside your comfort zone and challenge your perceptions. While being immersed in the daily activity of College life, you will be with students from over 15 countries, sharing an exciting programme of talks and specialist seminars.

Applicants are only permitted to apply for one term. If you have applied and wish to change term, please contact 



College accommodation

You will live and study at Newnham College, where you will be allocated your own single study bedroom, with shared bathroom facilities. We will endeavour to accommodate male / female students on different corridors; in all cases, dedicated staff will also be resident on these corridors. All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided. Please note this is a residential programme, and students cannot arrange their own accommodation.

Accommodation in Newnham College is available for the programme dates only (Sunday 5 - Saturday 18 July 2020 or Sunday 19 July - Saturday 1 August 2020). It is not possible to book accommodation in College outside of these programme dates. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide guidance and advice for early arrivals or late departures.

Dedicated on-site staff

We have a team of dedicated on-site staff who are there to make sure you are safe and provide 24-hour guidance and pastoral care. Our team is made up of current University of Cambridge undergraduates and graduates who are trained to work with the 16-18 age group, and can provide a key insight into life as a University student, as well as a member of staff from the Institute of Continuing Education.

Programme dates

05 Jul 2020 to 18 Jul 2020

Programme duration

Two weeks

Apply by

22 Jun 2020

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


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom
01223 760850

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