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Cambridge International Summer School Programmes 2016

3 July – 13 August 2016

General Information

The University of Cambridge is one of the oldest universities in the world, with over 800 years of history, and is renowned for its academic achievement. Every July and August its International Summer Programmes welcome adults from more than 50 countries to be part of the Cambridge experience. A choice of over 180 course gives you the opportunities to create your own personalised study programme. In addition, each programme offers a series of themed plenary lectures together with more general evening talks. Each of the Summer Programmes includes a series of theme-related plenary lectures which explore new ideas and will extend your knowledge of your chosen subjects. The more general evening talks are designed to add to your enjoyment of the programme and introduce you to other subjects. Courses are taught by a combination of leading Cambridge scholars and guest subject specialists from beyond the University.

Courses and Events

The Interdisciplinary Summer Programme lets you choose from a huge range of subjects, whilst our special subject programmes below comprise more specialist courses.

·Interdisciplinary Summer Programme

  Term 1: 3 – 16 July, Term 2: 17 – 30 July, Term 3: 31 July – 13 August 2016

·Science Summer Programme

  Term 1: 3 – 16 July, Term 2: 17 – 30 July 2016

·English Legal Methods Summer Programme

  3 – 30 July 2016

·Ancient and Classical Worlds Summer Programme

  3 – 16 July 2016

·History Summer Programme

  17 – 30 July 2016

·Medieval Studies Summer Programme

  31 July – 13 August 2016

·Literature Summer Programme

  Term 1: 3 – 16 July, Term 2: 17 – 30 July 2016

·Shakespeare Summer Programme

  31 July – 13 August 2016

·Creative Writing Summer Programme

  31 July – 13 August 2016

If you would like to study more than one subject, you can combine two or more programmes, including consecutive Interdisciplinary terms, to give you a personalised study programme, lasting from one to six weeks.

You can venture further afield by joining a weekend excursion or take part in a traditional Ceilidh. Cambridge offers a wide variety of museums, concerts, shops and open-air performaces of Shakespeare plays in College gardens. The city is ideal for exploring on foot, or you can simply relax with a picnic on a punt on the scenic River Cam.

Stay in a Cambridge College

To add to the academic experience you can stay and dine in one of four historic Cambridge Colleges, close to the teaching site and the vibrant city centre. This gives you the opportunity to meet fellow students studying other subjects. If you prefer, there are also non-residential places available.

Who can apply?

Programmes are open to university students, professionals, and those with other experience. Gap-year students(who have already finished high school) can be considered for addmission. Any gap-year student under 18 will need to be accompanies by a parent or guardian acting as a chaperone. Participants must also meet our language requirements.

How do I apply?

From December 2015, you can download an application form from our website, apply on line:


Telephone: +44(0)1223 760850





University of California Berkeley Summer Sessions 2016

General Information

Founded in the wake of the gold rush by leaders of the newly established 31st state, the University of California's flagship campus at Berkeley has become one of the preeminent universities in the world. Its early guiding lights, charged with providing education (both "practical" and "classical") for the state's people, gradually established a distinguished faculty (with 22 Nobel laureates to date), a stellar research library, and more than 350 academic programs.

Summer Sessions offers more than 600 courses each summer, in a wide variety of disciplines.

Courses are offered over five different sessions of varying lengths—the first session usually begins towards the end of May, and all sessions have ended by mid-August. More than 16,000 students attend UC Berkeley in the summer, and nearly 4,000 of those students are visitors (non-UC Berkeley students).

Several special programs are available to summer students, including programs for incoming freshmen and transfer students, summer study abroad and international and domestic internships, and a pre-collegiate program for high school students. Enrollment in courses and applications for programs opens in February.


More than 600 courses are offered each summer in 90 academic departments at UC Berkeley. For a comprehensive list of courses visit the summer Online Schedule of Classes.

Browse summer courses:

By Department

Foreign Language Courses

Evening Courses

Courses Meeting American Cultures Requirement

Courses Meeting Reading and Composition Requirement

Field Study Courses

General Catalog Course Descriptions & Search

By Course Descriptions (keyword[s] search)

Other types of summer courses:

College of Environmental Design Summer Programs – introductory intensive courses in architecture, city planning and urban design, and landscape architecture for high school students (embARC Summer Design Academy), for undergrads (Disc*02) and for post-baccalaureates (Summer [IN]STITUTE).

Online Courses – even if you can't physically come to Berkeley, you can still take UC Berkeley courses online.

Summer English Language Studies (SELI) – English courses appropriate for both international and immigrant multilingual students.


Whether you are already enrolled as a UCB student, visiting from another college or UC campus, an international visitor, a pre-collegiate high school student, a working professional, or middle school student this page will help you find all the information you need to plan to participate in UC Berkeley Summer Sessions.

Currently Enrolled UCB Students

Students Visiting from other UC Campuses

Students Visiting from other US Campuses

International Students

Newly Admitted Students to UCB

High School Students

Other Types of Students

Middle School Students

How to Register

UC Student, Students from other Colleges, and International Students begin registering for Summer 2016 courses mid-February 2016.


2015 Visiting International Student Fees:

$460 per unit

$335 Summer 2015 Enrollment Fee

$53 one-time, non-refundable Document Management Fee

$300 International Service Fee

Visiting international student fees apply to all students who are not currently enrolled in a degree program at a University of California campus and coming to the U.S. in a “non-immigrant status” to take classes or registering from outside the U.S.

Student Housing

University residence halls
Many students live in these dormitories during the regular school year. Located just a few short blocks from campus, these single, double, and triple occupancy rooms all come with a meal plan.

International House
The I-House is a residential and program center located at the top of campus and welcomes U.S. and international students, visiting scholars, researchers and post docs. Single and double occupancy rooms come with a meal plan.

Get connected with UC Berkeley students who plan to leave their houses and apartments for the summer and are searching for someone to take over their rent while they are away.

Family housing
Located 3.5 miles west of campus, University Village is an organized, spacious family community with one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments/townhomes.

Berkeley Lab Guest House
Located on the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory campus, guests can access the UC Berkeley campus via shuttle bus, car, bicycle, or foot. It offers standard, large, and studio rooms.

Berkeley Student Co-op
This affordable housing option offers a unique student experience. Rooms are in an apartment, rooming houses, or room and board house with predominantly Berkeley students and include a mandatory work shift for 2 to 5 hours each week.

Housing options not affiliated with UCB
As a service to students, Summer Sessions provides information on alternative housing options not owned by or affiliated with the University. Please note that the University does not endorse any housing options not affiliated with the University and does not guarantee the service or quality of service offered.

Campus Services

Academic Services
Information on the Berkeley Language Center, campus libraries and computing facilities.

Health Services
Information on the University Health Services (UHS), Counseling & Psychological Services (CPS), and Optometric Care.

Transportation Services
Information on Bay Area Public Transportation (BART), Parking, walking, or bicycling on campus, and transportation from airports.

Miscellaneous Services
Other campus services including the Disabled Student Program (DSP), Ombudsperson, Career Center, etc.

Berkeley Summer Sessions Office

1995 University Avenue

Suite 130

Berkeley, CA 94704-7026

Campus Mail Code #1080

(2 blocks west of campus, at the corner of University Avenue and Milvia Street – Map)


Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: (510) 642-5611

Fax: (510) 642-2877

Email: (link sends e-mail)

For emergency support, contact the University of California, Berkeley Police Department (510) 642-3333 

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