14 days
249 GBP/full
249 GBP/full
Tuition fee
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The two-week Virtual Pre-University Summer Programme from University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education provides high school students, aged 16-18, with an opportunity to get a taste of future undergraduate study.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Key Features

Whatever your current interests, you will discover new disciplines and topics that will push you outside your comfort zone and challenge your perceptions. The Virtual Pre-University Summer Programme from University of Cambridge also offers sessions on study and research skills, how to apply to a UK University, and careers.

The programme is unashamedly interdisciplinary: students are expected to listen to all talks and to participate in discussion even when the topic is not in an area with which they are currently familiar. The aim is to expose you to a wide range of subject areas at a point in your academic career when you may still be making decisions on what to study and where.

The programme also offers pre-recorded sessions delivered by University staff on study and research skills, how to apply to a UK University, and careers. You have the opportunity to exchange ideas with fellow participants and discuss topics in more depth via group forums. You will also have access to a range of programme materials, and live Zoom sessions with current University of Cambridge students and with the Programme Director, Dr James Grime.

Programme Structure

Subjects will include:

  • Astronomy
  • Economics
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Physics
  • Climate Science
  • Philosophy
  • Literature
  • Psychology
  • History
  • History of Science
  • Animal Rights Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 14 days

Start dates & application deadlines



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

We welcome bookings from 16-18 year olds who are currently studying A-levels, International Baccalaureate (IB) or an equivalent, and who are considering or planning to study at a leading global university.

To ensure that all participants meet the age criteria, when booking you will need to:

  • Upload a copy of your passport or ID card which confirms your date of birth and a recent picture of yourself
  • Confirm that your parent/guardian is aware and consents to your participation in the virtual Pre-University Programme

Technological requirements

You will need to have access to:

  • the internet via a computer, laptop, tablet or other smart device
  • speakers or headphones in order to hear pre-recorded talks
  • a webcam and microphone for any interactive sessions which may be available

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    249 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 249 GBP for the full programme during 14 days.
  • EU/EEA

    249 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 249 GBP for the full programme during 14 days.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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