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Undergraduate Study


You don’t have to visit Cambridge to apply to the University but our open days and events give you a chance to get a feel for the University and city, find out more about admissions procedures, courses and facilities, and ask any questions you may have.

The University and Colleges organise a large number of open days for prospective students currently in Year 12 (or equivalent) and mature applicants each year.

Event listing

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Cambridge Open Days

The University of Cambridge and the Colleges will be opening their doors to prospective students currently in Year 12 (or equivalent) and mature applicants for the Cambridge Open Days on Thursday 30 June and Friday 1 July 2016.
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College open days

College open days give you the opportunity to get a sense of what College life is like, and to pick up a wide range of useful information (visiting a particular College doesn’t commit you to applying to that College).
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Department open days

Throughout the year a number of faculties and departments offer open days that focus on the specific course(s) in that faculty/department. You can meet some of the lecturers, and see the libraries and other facilities.
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Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences

Each year the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford organise a series of regional joint conferences for Year 12 (or equivalent) students, and their teachers and HE advisers.
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Sutton Trust Summer Schools

Sutton Trust Summer Schools are free subject-specific residential courses for Year 12 students studying at state-maintained schools in the UK. The five-day summer schools in July and August allow students to explore their interest in one of 26 subjects and gain an insight into what it is like to live and study as a first-year undergraduate student at Cambridge.
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Subject Masterclasses

Subject-specific events offering students in Year 12 (or equivalent) a flavour of undergraduate study and an introduction to the University of Cambridge.
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The Subject Matters

Events for students in Year 11 (or equivalent) which highlight the importance of suitable A Level (or equivalent) subject choices for applications to selective, research intensive universities.
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Children in care events - Realise project

The Realise project's aim is to encourage more young people in care to consider higher education. We run a large number of events ranging from science days to theatre days to give a taste of life as a student at Cambridge.
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Higher education fairs

The University of Cambridge is represented throughout the year at higher education (HE) fairs and UCAS Conventions across the UK.
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European events

The University of Cambridge attends some events in mainland Europe where our representatives will be happy to chat with you and answer any queries you may have about applying to and studying at the University.
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Widening participation

The University and its Colleges are committed to widening participation to the University and to higher education. Outreach initiatives and events are run each year both in Cambridge and in schools and colleges across the UK.

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Events for teachers, tutors and HE advisers

As well as events for prospective students, a number of events for teachers, tutors and HE advisers are organised by the Cambridge Admissions Office (CAO) and several of the Colleges. These events provide up-to-date information about the University, including the application procedure and the range of outreach activities on offer.

If you can’t make it to an open day or event

If you can’t make an open day, you’re welcome to visit us at another time. College and some department grounds are open for most of the year for you to visit. However, while Colleges and departments do their best to help prospective applicants to visit them, there are restrictions and/or charges for tourists at certain Colleges and at certain times (such as during exams) so do check with the College(s)/department before you come.

If you’d like to speak to College staff during a visit to Cambridge, please contact that College’s Admissions Office in advance to arrange this.

Cambridge Outreach Events