Study Abroad at University of Cambridge

  • University of Cambridge is among the top academic institutions in the world with an 800-year-old academic tradition.

  • "The Supervision System" is highly regarded as one of the best teaching models.


The University of Cambridge is composed of 31 individual colleges. Arcadia program students’ applications may be considered by Fitzwilliam College, Pembroke College and Peterhouse College. All colleges have their own tutors, administrators, grounds, residence halls, and traditions. Students’ social opportunities are integrated into the life of the colleges.

While the colleges monitor students’ academic progress and well-being, Cambridge University confers degrees and organizes lectures. Individual departments are responsible for teaching and research within their disciplines and designate tutors for the colleges. In each college, staff and students from all disciplines are brought together, creating a rich environment for the exchange of ideas.

Students choose one course of study from among the following subjects: Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic studies; Archaeology and Anthropology; Architecture; Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Classics; Economics; English; History; History of Art; Medicine; Modern and Medieval studies; Philosophy; Politics, Psychology, and Sociology; Theology and Religion; and Veterinary Sciences.


You will earn the following hours of credit:

  • Spring two terms: 24 credits.

Admission Requirements

GPA Requirements: 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.

You are required to submit a second academic reference. Both references should be within your intended area of study. Please download the R-Form, or you may have your reference send a letter on the letterhead of his/her institution.

In addition, please submit copies of two graded academic writing samples in your major subject with your application.

You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, two recommendation letters and an advisor's form before your application will be considered.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring two terms: April 1