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Cambridge International Summer Programs
Cambridge, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Winter (Jun - Aug)
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Agreement Scope:
Arts and Social Sciences, Science
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Program Type:
Non-Exchange Short-Term
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Short-term Duration:
2-3 weeks
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Cambridge International Summer Programs

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Program dates: Varies by program - see 'Academic Information'
Partner application deadline: 24 June 2019
Duration: 2- 3 weeks


Program Description
Spark your intellectual curiosity and expand your skills in an intensive summer course. Whether you are an undergraduate student or a working professional, you can take advantage of Harvard’s exceptional faculty and Cambridge is recognised world-wide for the quality of its research and education. Every summer, hundreds of people from all over the world come to Cambridge to sample the International Summer Programs. Steeped in tradition, the University is also a vibrant, bustling place where innovative ideas, influences and discoveries of Cambridge graduates have helped to shape and change the world for centuries. The Cambridge Summer Program offers an unbeatable mix of subject range, teaching quality and academic content. Students will be inspired to think and reason in a different way, or develop new skills transferable to your degree, career or lifetime interest.

View full programs details on the Cambridge International Summer School website.

Academic Information

Level: Undergraduate
Language:  English
Relevant subject areas: Ancient and Classical Worlds, History, Politics & International Relations, Literature, Sciences

Credit points: 4 credits per course

There are several programs running concurrently at the Cambridge International Summer Program over various dates:
Interdisciplinary Summer Programme
Ancient and Classical Worlds Summer Programme
Art and Visual Culture Summer Programme
Business and Entrepreneurship Summer Programme
Creative Writing Summer Programme
English Law and Legal Methods Summer Programme 
(note: Sydney Law School students are not able to gain Law credit for this course)?

History Summer Programme
Literature Summer Programme
Medieval Studies Summer Programme
Science Summer Programme
Shakespeare and the Renaissance Summer Programme

View all course information on the Cambridge International Summer School website.
Applying for academic credit
This program is available on a non-exchange basis only. If you wish to receive academic credit towards your University of Sydney course you must have approval from your faculty prior to departure.
How to apply for academic credit.

Useful Information 

Local Overview
The town of Cambridge is a university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire, England, on the River Cam about 80 km north of London. As a city it has an impressive range of art, from the contemporary to the classic. It boasts a buzzing theatre and performance scene with drama, dance and all kinds of live music from internationally acclaimed artists. Every year it hosts the world-famous Folk Festival, Beer Festival and magical Secret Garden Party festivals.
Host institution
The University of Cambridge is:
- ranked 4th in the world according to the Times World University rankings (2016-17)
- founded in 1209
- student population: 18,812 with 34% international students
- is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres, with a self-governed community of scholars
- rich in history and famous for its Colleges and University buildings which attract visitors from all over the world.the University's museums and collections also hold many treasures which give an exciting insight into some of the scholarly activities, both past and present, of the University's academics and students.

You will have the rare opportunity to experience life in one of Cambridge's historic Colleges. Enjoy the fellowship of dining in a magnificent hall and sharing relaxed conversation with like-minded students with a wealth of life experience.

Accommodation is in single rooms normally occupied by undergraduates. You can choose a basic room with a bed and washbasin; or one with en suite bath/shower facilities. Breakfast and evening meals are included in the cost. A number of twin en suite rooms are available in Queens’ College. Double rooms are not available.

View full accommodation details on the Cambridge International Summer School website.


Tuition: As this program is a non-exchange program, all tuition and program fees will be paid to Cambridge International Summer School.?

Tuition fee: £1,335 - £1,390 (approx AUD $2,390 - $2,490)
Housing fee: £895 - £1,365 (approx AUD $1600 - $2,445)

Scholarships: Scholarships for this program are still being finalised. Check this page for updates in 2019.

Vice Chancellor's Mobility Award: The Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award valued at $2,500 will be available to students selected to participate in short-term mobility programs managed by Sydney Global Mobility. The awards are allocated to students who entered the University of Sydney on an E12 or equivalent pathway. Students nominated for this short-term mobility program will be automatically considered and successful award recipients will be notified by email. Recipients of the Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award may hold this award in conjunction with another travelling scholarship or grant.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
Other costs: Flights, visa, meals, other travel expenses.

Cost of living: Follow this link to find out more about the cost of living in Cambridge.

OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.

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How to Apply

Planning early is the best way to ensure you will get the most out of your time abroad.

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select overseas programs that can transfer back to your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult the Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.

Example application timeline

1. Select your program > 2. Apply for academic credit > 3. Complete Sydney Abroad application > 4. Apply to host university > 5. Receive academic approval & host acceptance (April/May) > 6. Apply for OS HELP (if eligible), book flights & visa > 7. Fly safe!

Receiving your academic credit approval can take up to 8 weeks – so it’s very important that you submit your application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as soon as you have selected your program of choice.

Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of your academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.
If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact us at

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