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University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge is a research based university located in Cambridge, Unite Kingdom. It is the second oldest university in English speaking university and second oldest surviving university. University of Cambridge is ranked amongst the most prestigious universities in the world. The official website of the university is www.cam.ac.uk 

University of Cambridge, History

University of Cambridge foundation is not known but the evidence of teaching is available of 1209. It is the second oldest university in English speaking university and second oldest surviving university

University of Cambridge Programs, Courses and Schools

Some of the famous courses of University of Cambridge are –

  • Archaeology
  • Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History and Modern Language
  • Management Studies
  • Natural Science
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Philosophy
  • Music
  • Medicine and Medieval Languages
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Human, Social, and Political Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Architecture

University of Cambridge has 31 colleges, some of them are –

  • Christ’s college
  • Clare College
  • Girton College
  • King’s College
  • Pembroke College
  • Selwyn College
  • St John’s College
  • Downing College

University of Cambridge, Achievements

 The rankings of the University of Cambridge are – 

GLOBAL

  • The university ranked 3 by ARWU
  • It ranked 3 by QS World University Ranking
  • It ranked 5 by THE

NATIONAL

  • It ranked 2 by Complete 
  • It ranked 2 by Guardian
  • It ranked 3 by Times

University of Cambridge, USP

University of Cambridge is a site of important research and scientific discoveries and developments. It is the one of the top universities of the world. It ranked 3 by QS World University Ranking. The university is home to one of the largest library of the world and museum. The students that attain qualification from Cambridge are most sought after the employers in every field.

University of Cambridge, Notable Alumni

Some of the notable alumni of University of Cambridge are -  

  • Sir Isaac Newton - scientist
  • Sir Francis Bacon - scientist
  • John Dee - mathematician
  • Brook Taylor- mathematician
  • G.H. Hardy – specialist in geometry
  • Mary Cartwright –specialist in geometry
  • James Clerk – physician
  • Charles Darwin – biologist
  • Francis Crick – biologist
  • Charles Babbage – father of computer

University of Cambridge infrastructure & services

Campuses

University of Cambridge has 31 colleges and many libraries and museums. It is located at different places in UK as the colleges are located at different locations. The university is divided into several sites where the different departments are placed. Some of them are – 

  • Downing Site
  • Madingley Site 
  • New Museum Site 
  • Old Schools
  • Silver Street 
  • Sidgwick Site 
  • West Cambridge

Libraries

The university has 116 libraries. The Cambridge University Library is the central research library, which holds over 8 million volumes. It is legal deposit library; therefore it is entitled to request a free copy of every book published in the UK and Ireland. In addition to the University Library and its dependents, almost every faculty or department has a specialised library. Furthermore, every college has a library as well, partially for the purposes of undergraduate teaching. For example, Trinity College’s Wren Library has more than 200,000 books printed before 1800, while Corpus Christi College’s Parker Library possesses one of the greatest collections of medieval manuscript in the world, with over 600 manuscripts.

Housing services

University of Cambridge provides a wide range of accommodation for graduate students provided both by the colleges and the university. 

All first year undergraduate students of the university are offered college accommodation either on the main site of the college or in a college nearby. If the students chose to live out Oxford has a large selection of privately rented houses and flats available.

Students clubs

All students at the University of Cambridge are represented by Cambridge Students’ union. The SU was founded in 2020 as a merger of two existing Student Unions in Cambridge:  the Cambridge University Students’ Union and the Graduate union. CUSU previously represented all students, and the GU solely represented graduate students.

University of Cambridge location

Where exactly

University of Cambridge is located at The Old Schools, Trinity Ln, Cambridge CB2 1TN, UK

Different campuses locations

 Campuses of the University of Cambridge are located at different palces in England.

Top landmarks nearby, top companies, airports nearby

Some of the famous places to visit around University of Cambridge are –

  • Fitzwilliam Museum
  • The river Cam
  • King’s College Chapel
  • The Cambridge Gin Laboratory
  • Cambridge University Botanic Garden
  • Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
  • The Centre for Computing History
  • King’s College
  • Kettle’s Yard
  • St. John’s College

University of Cambridge International students’ info

Courses offered

  • Archaeology
  • Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History and Modern Language
  • Management Studies
  • Natural Science
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Philosophy
  • Music
  • Medicine and Medieval Languages
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Human, Social, and Political Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Architecture

Student support

University of Cambridge provides various range of student support in fields of mental wellbeing, physical wellbeing, sports, academics, financial support, family and physiological support to their students.

International student contact

 Students can visit the official website of the University of Cambridge or can mail to the university

Student life

Student society

All students at the University of Cambridge are represented by Cambridge Students’ union. The SU was founded in 2020 as a merger of two existing Student Unions in Cambridge:  the Cambridge University Students’ Union and the Graduate union. CUSU previously represented all students, and the GU solely represented graduate students.

Sports and fitness

Rowing is a particularly popular sport at Cambridge, and there are competitions between colleges, notably the bumps races, and against Oxford, the Boat Race. Athletes representing the university in certain sports are entitled to apply for a Cambridge Blue at the discretion of the Blues Committee, consisting of the captains of the thirteen most prestigious sports. There is also the self-described “unashamedlu elite’ Hawks’ Club, which is for men only, whose membership is usually restricted to Cambridge Full Blues and Half Blues. The Ospreys are the equivalent female club.

Residential Life

At Cambridge, rather than choosing a hall of residence by 1st year students, they live in a college for the full duration of their course. The majority of the students guaranteed accommodation in college-owned property for three years, and many colleges provide for fourth-year students too, they don’t have to find private accommodation. 

Food & drink

  • Taj Tandoori
  • Restaurant 22
  • Limoncello Delicatessen & Bistro
  • Tawa Kitchen
  • Tradizioni
  • Bread & Meat
  • Bella Italia
  • Al Pomodoro
  • Amelie
  • Tradizioni at Sorrento

Short term getaways

  • Fitzwilliam Museum
  • The river Cam
  • King’s College Chapel
  • The Cambridge Gin Laboratory
  • Cambridge University Botanic Garden
  • Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
  • The Centre for Computing History
  • King’s College
  • Kettle’s Yard
  • St. John’s College

Part time jobs

University of Cambridge students do many part time jobs in their area to meet their expenses. There are options for work as an intern, in restaurants, to give tuitions and many more.

Student Safety

Crime Around the area

Crime in Cambridge is very low. It is considered as safe place for students to study.

Campus recruitment

Process

University of Cambridge helps students to get placements by marketing them to potential employers through workplace tours, international summer internships and employer-sponsored skills awards, degree plus. The University provides a dedicated career support services.

Application form

 Students can visit the official website of the University of Cambridge that is www.cam.ac.uk 

Application Requirements

The entry requirements for the University of Oxford are different for different courses. It is not feasible to write every requirement here, so students can visit the official website of the university

Where to apply

Students can visit the official website of the University of Cambridge that is www.cam.ac.uk 

University of Cambridge, Acceptance rate

The acceptance rate of University of Cambridge is 18%. 

Scholarships

The fully funded scholarship at the University of Cambridge is offered for those who have already been admitted by Cambridge College. A full-tuition scholarship is not offered to MBA or Mfin programs. Students can also search for scholarships here that are available according to their nationality and chosen degree level.

Future Career Options

University of Cambridge helps students to get placements by marketing them to potential employers through workplace tours, international summer internships and employer-sponsored skills awards, degree plus. The University provides a dedicated career support services.

University of Cambridge Programs

Program
Duration
Format
Tuition Fees
Deadlines
Standard Test

University of Cambridge Application Requirements

3.7
GPA
39
IB
90
Percentage
21%
Acceptance Rate

IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into top universities in United Kingdom. To be able to get a successful admission in University of Cambridge in United Kingdom students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 7.

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University of Cambridge Cost of studies

Fees

Bachelors: £ 31,991

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

University of Cambridge Deadlines

Bachelors: 15 January

Masters: 30 June

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

University of Cambridge Rankings

Global

8
US News
2
QS
3
Shanghai
5
Times Higher Education
6
Guardian
3
GTU Rank

Regional

United Kingdom
2
US News
2
QS
1
Shanghai
2
Times Higher Education
1
Guardian

Regional

Europe
2
US News
2
Times Higher Education

University of Cambridge Scholarships

1. Gates Cambridge Scholarships for International Students

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are one of the most prestigious international scholarships in the world. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students from countries outside the UK who wish to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines

You can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship if you meet the following requirements:

- You should be a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom.

- One must be applying to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study: Ph.D. (three-year research-only degree); MSc or MLitt (two-year research-only degree); or a one-year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA, etc.)

How to Apply

Apply to gatescambridge.org portal. 

Follow the instructions and apply for the course. 

2. Schlumberger Cambridge Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries

The scholarships are provided in collaboration with Schlumberger Cambridge Research Limited and are meant for pupils who are from developing countries and are following courses of research leading to the degree of Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge.

Eligibility Criteria /Scholarship Guidelines

Candidates are to be from a developing country and should be admitted to Cambridge through the University’s normal academic procedures. They are expected to apply to a Ph.D. research program in technological and scientific subjects offered at the University.

He/she should have a first class or high second class honors degree, or it's equivalent, from a recognized university. Those who are not native speakers of the English language are expected by the Board of Graduate Studies to provide the results of an English language test and to achieve the minimum standard that shows proficiency required for admission to Cambridge.

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