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  • Locations: Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IFSA-Butler 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2020 01-APR-2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.7
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: none Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: No
Housing: Apartment, Student's responsibility, University dormitory Language Courses Offered: No
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enrollment at foreign institution Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To: Program Provider
Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor: Emily Graber Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: Anthropology, Architecture, Art - Art History, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, English Language and Literature, Environmental Sciences, French, Geography, German, Greek, History, Italian, Jewish Studies, Law, Mathematics & Statistics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Russian, Sociology, Spanish
Program Description:



Study Abroad in ENGLAND

 University of Cambridge, Pembroke College


About the Program
 Study at one of Cambridge's oldest colleges, in the nexus of historic methods and cutting-edge research. You will have unparalleled access to experts in your discipline in the halls of Pembroke College.

About Cambridge

Cambridge is a lively market town with wide stretches of green along the River Cam. Students will enjoy this university town with great student theater, pubs and restaurants

Program Benefits
  • Rolling admission from January 1 - May 1 for both fall and spring terms. Apply early!
  • Classic tutorial-based supervisions allow you to delve deeply into your subject area
  • The small group (2 or 3 students) teaching format means that your syllabus is flexible based on your interests, allowing for great academic freedom and research possibilities
  • Study with the best students where admission is extremely competitive


IFSA scholarships are primarily need-based and factor in any additional cost your study abroad program might have over home school tuition. The awards are $500 for summer programs, $1,500 for semester programs and $2,500 for full year programs. These scholarships may apply to any IFSA program, with the exception of our custom programs.

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Cambridge University
Cambridge, England

Cambridge University is one of the crown jewels of the English university system. It welcomes students from all over the world into its 800-year-old academic tradition. The Cambridge system is ideal for hard-working, focused students who are passionate about academics and who crave an intellectual challenge.

Member Colleges

Cambridge University is a federation of individual colleges. Each college has its own tutors, administrators, grounds, residence halls, and traditions. While each college monitors students' academic progress and personal welfare, Cambridge University conducts degree examinations, confers degrees, organizes lectures, and maintains museums, libraries, laboratories, and lecture halls.

The faculties of the university are responsible for teaching and scholarship within their disciplines and provide tutors to students within their disciplines in the colleges. During a supervision, your instructor can help you clarify points from lectures, give criticism on your essays, debate ideas, and point you toward research materials. In general, Cambridge colleges restrict Visiting Students to one subject.


The hallmark of Cambridge University academics is the supervision system. The supervision is typically a one-hour meeting between one or two students and the tutor. Supervisions usually meet once a week or every other week, and at the center of the supervision is an essay on a topic the tutor previously assigned. The tutor will lead a discussion about the essay topic in an effort to provide new insights. At the end of the supervision, the tutor will assign a new topic and may offer recommended reading.

Cambridge University organizes formal weekly lectures on myriad academic subjects, and all students at the University, regardless of college, are welcome to attend. Tutors often recommend them as good supplements to supervisions and research.

At Cambridge you'll be expected to do much more work on your own and think more independently than in most other teaching methods. Your tutor is there to guide your studies, rather than to feed you facts and information, and this provides the opportunity for intensive academic study under a unique and prestigious system.

Visiting Students

The IFSA-Butler program at Cambridge University is a Visiting Student program, which means that students are considered full members of both the college that accepts them and Cambridge University. Visiting Students have unrestricted access to all University facilities, including the renowned University Library, and with the exception of varsity sports, they may join any club, association, or sport offered at the University or collegiate level. Visiting Students live in housing owned and assigned by their college and eat meals in the college dining hall.