University of Cambridge

Cambridgeshire, UK

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Overview

The University of Cambridge was founded in 1209 and is a public research university in the United Kingdom (UK). University of Cambridge, UK, is known as the fourth-oldest university that survives in the world today and is also the second-oldest university in the entire English-speaking world. The university has more than 20,000 students from varied disciplines and above 11,000 staff members along with 31 colleges, 150 departments, schools, faculties, and institutions. It has been ranked in the top 3 in the 2022 Guardian University Guide and Complete Universit Guide. It is one of the foremost educational and research institutions in the world offering more than 700 clubs and societies for students.The University of Cambridge ranking is 3 in the QS World University Rankings and 5 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2022.The University of Cambridge is a member of the Russell Group of research-led British universities, the G5, the League of European Research Universities, and the International Alliance of Research Universities. ...Read more

University of Cambridge's Fees

Average living costs may be roughly £11,440 (~INR 12 lakhs) per year, as per the university’s recommendations.GroupCoursesTuition Fee1Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic; Archaeology; Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Classics; Economics; Education; English; History; History and Modern Languages; History and Politics; History of Art; Human, Social, and Political Sciences; Land Economy; Law; Linguistics; Moder and Medieval Languages; Philosophy; Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion£23,340 (~INR 23 lakhs)2Mathematics£26,031 (~INR 26 lakhs)3Architecture; Geography; Music£30,537 (~INR 31 lakhs)4Chemical Engineering; Computer Science; Engineering; Management Studies; Manufacturing Engineering; Natural Sciences; Psychological and Behavioural Sciences£35,517 (~INR 36 lakhs)5Medical and Veterinary Science (including for this purpose the Second M.B. and Second Vet. M.B. Examinations)£60,942 (~INR 61 lakhs)Average living costs may be roughly £11,440 (~INR 12 lakhs) per year, as per the university’s recommendations.Disclaimer! All course fees/salaries/expenses are indicative. ...Read more

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BA (Hons) Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic

Cambridgeshire, UKCourse duration : 3 years
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The Old Schools, Trinity Ln, Cambridge CB2 1TN, United Kingdom

Founded in 1800

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More About University of Cambridge

Infrastructure

There are 31 autonomous colleges under the university which are all located in the city of Cambridge. Some of the popular colleges include Trinity College, Christ’s College, Jesus College, St. John’s College, Darwin College, Clare Hall, Corpus Christi College, Emmanuel College, and more.

The University of Cambridge is globally renowned for its research facilities and impact. It offers interdisciplinary research centers that cover areas like cardiovascular disease, cancer, data-driven discovery, energy, conservation, infectious diseases, global food security, neuroscience, language sciences, public health, and more. The language of instruction at the University of Cambridge is English.

Academic

The admission cycles on October 15, which is the deadline for submission of applications. The University of Cambridge admission process involves the following:

1. Course selection.

2. College selection.

3. UCAS application or direct application.

4. Submission by 15th October.

5. Deadlines may vary for International, Foundation year, and Mature students.

6. Submit academic transcripts if required.

7. Take the written assessment test.

8. Learn the admission decision.

9. Go through admission assessments.

10. Final interviews.

The University of Cambridge admission requirements include the following:

1. Class XII with additional qualifications including STEP, College Board Advanced Placement Tests, IIT-JEE, etc.

2. 90% or more in five or more subjects for CISCE/NIOS/CBSE (Grades of A1).

3. 95% and higher marks in State Boards.

4. English language requirements.

The University of Cambridge's acceptance rate is 21%. The university offers 30 undergraduate programs that cover more than 65 subject disciplines. There are above 300 postgraduate programs available at the university. Popular courses include the following:

1. Biology and Biochemistry.

2. Arts and Humanities.

3. Cell Biology.

4. Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology.

5. Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems.

6. Chemical Engineering.

7. Civil Engineering.

8. Chemistry.

9. Biological and Physical Sciences.

10. Mathematics.

11. Medicine.

12. History.

13. Geography.

14. Linguistics.

15. Law.

16. English.

17. Classics.

Every year works out to 120 credit points for a full-time undergraduate program.

The college calendar is the following:

YearFull Michaelmas TermFull Lent TermEaster dayFull Easter Term

2021-22

Tues 5 Oct – Fri 3 DecTues 18 Jan – Fri 18 Mar17 AprTue 26 Apr – Fri 17 Jun
2022-23Tues 4 Oct – Fri 2 DecTues 17 Jan – Fri 17 Mar9 Apr

Tue 25 Apr – Fri 16 Jun

2023-24

Tues 3 Oct – Fri 1 DecTues 16 Jan – Fri 15 Mar31 MarTue 23 Apr – Fri 14 Jun
2024-25Tues 8 Oct – Fri 6 DecTues 21 Jan – Fri 21 Mar20 Apr

Tue 29 Apr – Fri 20 Jun

Extra-curriculars, diversity

More than 40% of students at the University of Cambridge come from outside the United Kingdom (UK). The institution has more than 80 societies and clubs along with various sporting opportunities like football, basketball, ice hockey, volleyball, table tennis, kickboxing, and more. Other facilities include studios, a gymnasium, sports hall, a strength and condition room, group fitness classes, squash courts and physiotherapy, and sports pitches. Some of the top societies include those dedicated to charity and community, drama, music, media, politics, dance, cultural and religious groups, games, food, drink, etc.

Career/Professional

91% of students found work or future study opportunities in 15 months of their graduation. It is one of the top five universities in the UK for graduate opportunities. Cambridge students get employment assistance along with guidance, dedicated customer support, employer connections, and workshops. The Careers Service also offers opportunities for work experience, internships, networking opportunities, and the alumni database GradLink helps connect with illustrious alumni working in various industries. Graduates at the institution usually work in several industries like social work, education, finance, and legal activities.

There are career advisers for students along with opportunities like connecting with employers and understanding the job market. There are events galore along with skill sessions, employer presentations, vacancies on Handshake, and more.

University of Cambridge is connected with the industry in many different ways including

1. Collaborative research

2. Sponsored research studentships

3. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

4. Industry-academic secondments

5. Long-term strategic partnerships

6. Training and professional development

The list of famous alumni includes the following names:

1. Charles Darwin, Scientist

2. Arianna Huffington, author co-founder of The Huffington Post

3. Robert Oppenheimer, Scientist

4. Charles, Prince of Wales

5. Ian McKellen, Screenwriter-Businessperson

6. Hugh Laurie, TV producer, and director

7. Alan Turing, logician, and mathematician

8. Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister of India

9. Manmohan Singh, former PM of India

10. Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate

Financial

Here are the tuition fees for the 2022 session:

GroupCoursesTuition Fee

1

Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic; Archaeology; Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Classics; Economics; Education; English; History; History and Modern Languages; History and Politics; History of Art; Human, Social, and Political Sciences; Land Economy; Law; Linguistics; Modern and Medieval Languages; Philosophy; Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion£23,340 (~INR 23 lakhs)
 2Mathematics

£26,031 (~INR 26 lakhs)

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Architecture; Geography; Music£30,537 (~INR 31 lakhs)
 4Chemical Engineering; Computer Science; Engineering; Management Studies; Manufacturing Engineering; Natural Sciences; Psychological and Behavioural Sciences

£35,517 (~INR 36 lakhs)

5

Medical and Veterinary Science (including for this purpose the Second M.B. and Second Vet. M.B. Examinations)

£60,942 (~INR 61 lakhs)

Average living costs may be roughly £11,440 (~INR 12 lakhs) per year, as per the university’s recommendations.

Disclaimer! All course fees/salaries/expenses are indicative.

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University of Cambridge

21%

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Public

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32.00%

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56%

1000

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70%

1000

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13.5%-15%

91

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14% - 15%

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University of Glasgow

74.30%

100

Public

University of Leeds

77%

86

Public

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71.20%

279

Public

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67.00%

61

Public

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13.00%

37

Public

Birmingham City University

50%-53%

1200

Public

Brunel University

70%

412

Public

Teesside University

31%

1001

Public

University of West London

4.00%

107

Public

University of Roehampton

42.00%

1577

Public

University of Portsmouth

90.00%

750

Public

Queen Mary University of London

43.60%

125

Public

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65.00%

651-700

Public

De Montfort University

45.00%

1000

Public

Cardiff University

20%

187

Public

Middlesex University

57%

799

Public

Nottingham Trent University

15%

1000

Public

University of Nottingham

11%

114

Private

University of Westminster

18%

1702

Public

Leeds Beckett University

80%

1200

Public

University of Strathclyde

42.00%

325

Public

University of Exeter

87.50%

163

Public

University College London

26.00%

8

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the University of Cambridge acceptance rate?

Even though the admission rate at Cambridge is 15.7% on average, making it a highly selective institution, this number is invariably lower for its most competitive programs. These include courses in law, medicine, architecture, computer science, and economics programs. Undergraduate applicants are accepted at 19%, while postgraduate teaching and research programmes have an acceptance rate of 34%.

What are the popular courses at the University of Cambridge?

The most popular courses at the University of Cambridge include Arts and Humanities; Artificial intelligence; Biology and biochemistry; Chemistry; Chemical Engineering; Cell biology and Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems. 

What is the University of Cambridge known for?

The institution, which is the third-oldest in the world, has constantly ranked among the top 5. It includes 31 constituent colleges, and 100 departments split into 6 schools and focus mostly on educating the humanities and social sciences, biological sciences, clinical medicine, physical sciences, and technology. Additionally, the University of Cambridge consistently ranks among the very best universities in the world for teaching, research, and worldwide orientation thanks to its reputation for academic quality and traditional scholarly ideals.

Where is the University of Cambridge situated?

The University of Cambridge is one of the leading public institutions in Cambridge, United Kingdom, and is situated in the heart of the historic city of Cambridge, 50 miles north of London.

How to get admission to the University of Cambridge?

By October 15th, you must submit your UCAS application (6 pm UK time). also mention, when you're here, where would you prefer to reside. You can submit an open application or a direct application to one of our 29 colleges through your UCAS application. Everyone who has a solid probability of receiving a spot is invited to an interview. As part of the application process, the majority of candidates must complete a written admissions evaluation. Additionally, certain candidates will be required to provide samples of their written work. GPA, SAT, ATAR, academic records from prior degrees, and an English language exam are all prerequisites for overseas students, in addition to test results.

When was the University of Cambridge founded?

It was established in 1209, making it the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the fourth-oldest surviving institution in the whole globe.

Where is the University of Cambridge ranked in the world?

The times higher education ranks them as # 3rd in the World University Rankings 2023. Top universities rank them at #2 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

Is the University of Cambridge public or private?

Upwards of 18,000 students from around the world attend the University of Cambridge and is a public research university.

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