Program Details

At Cambridge Summer College 2017, students will receive expert tuition and insider admissions advice from our Oxbridge academics while experiencing undergraduate life at one of the world’s best universities.

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School

Program Overview

Program Description:

About Varsity Education 

Varsity Education  runs unique and highly popular summer and winter university preparation programmes in Oxford and Cambridge for 15 to 18-year-olds, taught exclusively by Oxbridge academics. Our academically intensive residential courses provide our students with tailored guidance on successfully applying to leading UK universities whilst also gaining invaluable undergraduate level experience in two subjects of their choice.

Cambridge Summer College

In summer 2018, Cambridge Summer College will take place in the beautiful Clare College. Students on the programme will receive expert tuition and insider admissions advice from our Oxbridge academics while also experiencing undergraduate life as one of the world’s best universities.

Programme Details

  • Accommodation at Clare College Cambridge University, in shared rooms
  • Programme designed and taught by Oxbridge fellows
  • Tailored 1:1 and small group tuition
  • Two educational excursions
  • Personalised admissions advice & interview tips
  • Complimentary transfers to and from Heathrow

Location: Clare College, Cambridge

Session 1 Dates: 8th July - 22nd July 2018

Session 2 Dates: 22nd July - 5th August 2018

    Suitable for ages:15* - 18 years old

    *Contact us regarding applications for 15-year-old students


    Our teaching replicates the Oxbridge undergraduate system in which all teaching is conducted in small group seminars and one-on-one tutorials. Students can choose two subjects from a wide range of both science and humanities to study during their time with us.


    Our strong focus on academic excellence means our programmes develop students’ subject knowledge and understanding beyond what is learned at school. Students benefit from a level of individual attention rarely possible in most schools, taking them beyond learning by rote and enabling them to discuss and hypothesise.

    The confidence developed through debating subjects with peers and tutors means Cambridge Summer College students stand out when interviewing for a prestigious university place.


    Although academic study is the main focus for students attending Cambridge Summer College, every afternoon after class, students get to relax by taking part in a range of activities in and around Cambridge.  These range from museum visits to scavenger hunts and traditional British games like croquet and rounders.


    During the two-week programme, students go on excursions to different cities across Britain. These trips provide students with an insight into British culture and a chance to see what makes Cambridge so special and unique.

    Students visit sites of interest, museums and  historic buildings as well as having some free time to explore the area independently. Previous visits have included London and Cambridge’s rival university, Oxford.

    Safety and Welfare

    Oxford and Cambridge are both very safe cities and our students stay in the university colleges which are secure and supervised 24 hours a day. College porters are on duty both day and night and programme staff live in the college and are available and contactable at all times.

    Students are required to check in with staff at meal times, in lessons and at evening curfew.

    On arrival, students can be met and chaperoned from the airport to their programme. All students receive a welcome pack with maps and emergency contact numbers.


    For more information, please visit our website. 

    £3695 GBP. This fee includes all tuition, accommodation and main meals (breakfast and dinner) at Clare College. It also covers all activities, excursions and airport transfers on the programme. Please note that flights to and from the UK are not included.

    Additional Program Information

    Scholarships Description:
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