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Frequently asked questions about the University of Cambridge Subject Masterclasses.

I have booked a place but have not received my ticket, what shall I do?

In the first instance please check your email address that you used when booking your place, along with any junk mail folders. If you still cannot find a ticket please contact the Masterclass Team at

I have received my ticket but have not received any travel instructions, what shall I do?

All details about the event, including venues, timings and transport will be sent by email approximately two weeks before each Masterclass. We advise you to check your inbox and junk mail folder regularly around this time. For further help please contact the Masterclass Team at

Can I join a waiting list for a Masterclass that is already full booked?

No. Unfortunately we do not operate waiting lists for Subject Masterclasses.

The subject I am interested in studying is not running a Masterclass, what shall I do?

The subjects offering Masterclasses are continually being updated; we recommend you check back regularly. You can also register interest for upcoming Masterclasses to receive email notifications if your subject becomes available.

Does the University provide travel/transportation to the Masterclasses?

The University of Cambridge does not provide transport for students attending Masterclasses, except those qualifying for a funded place (see below). However, detailed travel information will be available approximately two weeks before the event to help you arrange your own transport to the venue.

If you qualify for a funded place, you are eligible to have your travel expenses covered by the University. If you are able to travel to the event by train, the Cambridge Admissions Office can pre-book train tickets for you. Please contact if you require further information.

What are Subject Masterclasses?

The Masterclasses provide students with an opportunity to explore topics of interest beyond what is covered within the A Level syllabus, and offer the chance to experience typical undergraduate teaching at Cambridge.

Is there a dress code for students attending the Masterclasses?

There is no dress code for the Masterclasses. Please wear whatever you feel most comfortable in.

Do I need to book?

Yes. Booking is essential.

Receiving emails from the University of Cambridge Masterclass Team

For Masterclass events the University will send important information and reminders to the email address that you have provided during the Eventbrite booking process. It is essential that your email account is configured correctly so that emails sent from the University or Eventbrite are not rejected or filtered into your 'junk'/'spam' folder by your email provider or client.

Your booking on the Masterclass may be disadvantaged if you do not take the steps described below.

The University of Cambridge Masterclasses Team will contact you from time to time using the following email addresses:

Please ensure that the above email addresses are:

  • ADDED to your email client's Contact List
  • ADDED to your email client's Safe Sender List (if available)
  • REMOVED from your email client's Block Sender List

Help for some of the more commonly used email clients can be found at the following links:

Can I bring parents/siblings along to the Masterclass?

Unfortunately parents and siblings are not able to participate in Masterclasses. Most parents and siblings take the opportunity to visit Cambridge and our famous Colleges and University Buildings.

Do I qualify for a funded place?

Funded places are available for:

  • Anyone eligible for Free School Meals
  • Children in Care

If you're eligible and would like to apply for a funded place please submit your details on the funded place section of our website to receive an application form. Please note that funded place requests will only be accepted providing there are spaces available on the event.

I am a teacher. Can I book places for a group of year 12 students onto the Masterclass?

Unfortunately we do not accept group bookings. However students are welcome to book a place individually.

I am currently in Year 11; can I attend Subject Masterclasses?

Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate younger year groups. The Subject Masterclass events are exclusively for year 12 (or equivalent) students thinking of applying to Cambridge in 2018 or deferred entry for 2019.

The University organises a number of other events throughout the year including some aimed specifically at students in Years 9, 10 and 11. Further details can be found under the Events tab.

Will the programme include a tour of a college?

The Masterclass programme does not include any tours of Cambridge colleges. Colleges may be open for you to visit on the day but this would need to be arranged directly with the college.

How do I travel to the Masterclasses/Cambridge?

Further information detailing how to find the venue will be emailed to you approximately two weeks before the event. If you do not receive the joining instructions two days prior to the event please email

I am interested in postgraduate study, can I attend Subject Masterclasses?

No. The Subject Masterclasses are for undergraduate applicants only. If you are interested in postgraduate study at Cambridge please contact the Graduate Admissions Office for more information about courses available. You can also view upcoming postgraduate events here.

I have booked onto a Masterclass but can no longer make it. What shall I do?

Please notify the Masterclass Team at Please note, we can only process refunds up to 7 days before to the event.

I have a disability, is there anything particular I need to know?

If you have indicated that you have a disability or other additional need when making your booking we will contact you to confirm whether you require any special arrangements.

Will I receive a ticket?

Yes, a ticket will be sent to you by email. It is also possible to download your ticket via the Eventbrite smartphone app. Please ensure that you print this out and bring it with you on the day. You will not be admitted without it due to capacity and health and safety restrictions.

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