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We welcome applications from all adults including university students, professionals and those with other experience, regardless of educational background.

Gap year students (ie those who will already have finished high school by the start of the programmes) will be considered for admission. Due to the nature and location of the programmes, gap year students under 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian acting as a chaperone. The chaperone will need to live in College
in a room adjacent to the participant, and to attend classes with the participant. Chaperones are charged for accommodation and meals.

Language requirements

To ensure that all participants on our Summer Programmes are able to enjoy studying with us, you will need to be confident understanding and following arguments presented in written and spoken English at University level, and will need to demonstrate an appropriate level of English language proficiency*.

If English is not your first (that is, your native) language, you will need to meet our English language requirements, by providing evidence of one of the following tests. These results should have been achieved in the same sitting, and no more than 2 years before the date of application.

Please note that if you have previously attended our University of Cambridge International Summer Programmes you are deemed to have already met this requirement and do not therefore need to provide further proof of English language proficiency.

All programmes (except Creative Writing)

Qualification 

Required Score 

IELTS Academic or

IELTS Academic for UKVI

Minimum overall band score of 6.5 or above

(with no less than 6.5 in each of the four components)

CPE (Cambridge English: Proficiency)

Grade C or above or 200 points overall on the Cambridge English Scale.

CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced)

Grade A or B or 193 points overall on the Cambridge English Scale.

TOEFL internet-based (iBT)

Overall score of 92 (with no individual element below 22).

Creative Writing Programme and Retreat

Qualification 

Required Score 

IELTS Academic or

IELTS Academic for UKVI

Minimum overall band score of 7.0 or above

(with no less than 7.0 in each of the four components)

CPE (Cambridge English: Proficiency)

Grade C or above or 200 points overall on the Cambridge English Scale

CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced)

Grade A or 200 points overall on the Cambridge English

TOEFL internet-based (iBT)

Overall score of 100 (with no individual element below 24)

In order for your results to be verified by our office, please provide the following:

  • IELTS Academic or IELTS Academic for UKVI: your certificate or Test Report Form (TRF) number
  • CPE / CAE: your candidate ID number (3 letters plus 6 numbers) and secret number (4 numbers)
  • TOEFL iBT: your registration number starting with the first non-zero digit and your date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy)

* We recognise that some applicants may have undertaken all or part of their education in English and/or may have extensive experience using English on a regular basis in their professional life, and as such could reasonably be expected to fully participate in our Programmes without the tests detailed below. If you think you may be eligible to apply on this basis (subject to submission of relevant evidence), or if you have any other enquiries about your English language, please contact us before applying at intlang@ice.cam.ac.uk   

 

 

The University's International Summer Programmes are an embodiment of our mission 'to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence'.

Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge

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