skip to content

Undergraduate Study


 Update on coronavirus (COVID-19)

All in-person outreach activities and events organised by Cambridge Admissions Office will be moved online (or cancelled where online delivery is not possible) until at least May 2021. This position will be regularly reviewed and updates posted here as well as on event webpages. 


You don’t have to visit Cambridge to apply to the University but our events offer opportunities to get a feel for the city and the university, find out more about admissions procedures, courses and facilities, and to ask any questions you might have.

We organise a range of on campus and virtual events each year. We’ve detailed some of these below. Please check here, or relevant College or department website for event updates and details before planning your visit.

You can sign up to our mailing list to be notified about upcoming events and opportunities at the University that may be of interest.

Explore the University Virtual Tour

Access a range of information, 360 degree photography, articles and videos from our Colleges and departments via the University's Virtual Tour. A great way to hear directly from our staff and students, the Virtual Tour gives you a sense of the collegiate University and what it’s like to study here. Visit to start exploring.

Cambridge Open Days

Our University-wide Open Days are aimed at prospective applicants in Year 12 or equivalent, and feature a range of activities, tours and presentations from academic and admissions office staff. Last year's events were delivered online, through our Virtual Open Days. Find out more

Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences

Each year, the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford organise a series of joint conferences for Year 12 or equivalent students and their teachers/HE advisers. The conferences are designed to provide up-to-date information on courses available, the application and admissions procedure, and student life at both Universities. Find out more

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. These five-day summer schools enable students to explore their interest in one of 26 subjects and gain an insight into what it is like to live and study at Cambridge. Find out more

Subject Masterclasses

Subject Masterclasses provide an opportunity for students in Year 12 or equivalent to explore topics of interest beyond what’s covered at A Level/IB Higher Level, and to experience typical undergraduate teaching at Cambridge. Find out more

The Subject Matters

Events for students in Year 10 and Year 11 (or equivalent) which highlight the importance of suitable A Level (or equivalent) subject choices for applications to selective, research-intensive universities. Find out more

Realise events for care leavers and children in care

The Realise project aims 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. Find out more

HE fairs and exhibitions

The University of Cambridge is represented throughout the year at higher education (HE) fairs and UCAS Exhibitions across the UK. Find out more

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. Find out more

International events

The University of Cambridge attends some events overseas 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. Find out more