Grove & Chapel Lawn Summer

In-person Summer School

Taking place from the 28th July – 10th August 2024 within Fitzwilliam College, participants will experience the world-leading teaching offered at our institution, by the same academics responsible for our own undergraduate students.

Reflecting the traditional Cambridge supervisions at the core of our undergraduate courses, our programme will help you develop your academic skills through challenging small group problem-solving and discussion sessions. The programme is designed to provide you with a flavour of undergraduate study at Cambridge, and an opportunity to explore your chosen topics beyond that covered in school curriculi. For the duration of the programme, you will fully immerse yourself in the academic life of Cambridge and experience what it’s like to be an undergraduate student at our institution.


Course Subjects

You can choose to take one of the following courses as part of our Summer School Programme: 

• Computer Science

• Physical Chemistry (Chemistry) 

• Special Relativity and Quantum Mechanics (Physics) 

• Nuclear Science and Technology (Physics, Engineering, Materials)

• Medicine (Biology)

• Paleobiology: Evolution and Behaviour (Biology)

• Sustainable Vehicles (Engineering)

• Microbiology & Microbial Genetics (Biology)

• Mathematics for the Natural Sciences (Mathematics)

• Elements of Mathematical Economics (Mathematics and Economics)

• Philosophy in Cambridge: Past and Present (Philosophy)

Each course will require you to write an individual academic essay, combining your knowledge from lectures and private study into an independent piece of research. You will present your research to your fellow classmates and the course instructor, and receive constructive, valuable feedback to help further your academic excellence. For a detailed description of the academic content of the courses, and biographies of our academics, please see the Course Brochure here.

You will be offered after-class academic enrichment activities focused on developing the soft skills essential for your academic progression. Guided by experts, you will cultivate your writing, presentation and communication skills. Academics will share their top tips with you to help you thrive at University. 

College Life & Excursions

You will be accommodated in single en-suite rooms in Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Daily full board catering will be provided (breakfast, lunch and dinner included). After both the opening and closing ceremonies you will be invited to attend an authentic Cambridge formal hall, a dining experience that is at the heart of social life at Cambridge!

In addition to the courses and academic enrichment activities, you will have the opportunity to explore Cambridge, visit famous landmarks in the city and go punting on the River Cam. Over the weekend you will be taken on excursions to explore Oxford and London. As the Summer School is open for students from all around the world, you will meet like-minded people from other countries and other cultural backgrounds, improving your ability to study and live in a multicultural environment such as Cambridge.

Details & Booking

Full details of the programme, including facilities and fees, please see our Fitzwilliam Summer School Brochure.

You can express your interest to participate in our programme by filling in an application form. Please note that applicants from China must sign up through ASDAN China.

We look forward to welcoming you to Fitzwilliam College!

Contact Us

If you would like any further information or have a query relating to these programmes, please contact