Cambridge Immerse admissions to summer courses 2017


Planning to pursue an A-level UK course? Want to gain prior experience of staying on a UK campus and pursuing a subject in a university in UK? You could enrol for a 2017 Cambridge Immerse summer programme in the subject of your choice to get an idea of what you will study in that subject at the university level. The summer programmes in select subjects are open for students 16 to 18 years. This article provides complete information on the subjects offered and how to enrol.

Cambridge Immerse, accredited by the British Accreditation Council, has announced admissions open for its 2017 summer programmess for students in the age group of 16 to 18 years. International students, including those from India, are welcome to apply. All the programmess are of 2 weeks duration and students will reside on the campus of colleges of Cambridge University.

It should be noted that Cambridge Immerse is not officially affiliated to Cambridge University. Faculty, however, are qualified in their respective fields and are appointed from current or previous members of Cambridge University and Oxford University. Registrations are open until June 30th 2017.

About the summer programmes

The curriculum of each of the summer programmes offered by Cambridge Immerse is designed to give an insight to students on what they will study abroad in the selected subject at the university level. Classroom sessions are interspersed with seminars and interesting extracurricular activities on and off campus. This includes a trip to the Oxford University campus, a trip on the River Cam, a museum excursion, sports activities, etc. Mentoring is provided to students by their Tutors, who also evaluate each student's individual progress during the course of the programme with a final assessment being done on completion of the programme.

Students can avail of consultancy services to prepare personal statements which will concisely provide details of their achievements & subject interests for future admissions to reputed universities. Another useful benefit of the summer programme is the workshops that are conducted for students to hone their interview skills in order to be able to meet prospective interviewers with self-assurance. Both, the Personal Statement Consultations and the Interview Skills workshops, are optional. There are no extra fees for either as it is part of the summer programme fee.

All the summer programmes are residential-based ones, with students staying on the campus of Cambridge University's colleges. Each student will be provided accommodation in an individual room t which has Internet access. The residential spaces are so designed as to have a staircase or corridor demarcating the accommodation of female students from those where the male students stay. Safety and security is assured. Dietary requirements for meals (breakfast and evening meals) can be catered to. Lunch is enjoyed at the student's expense in the city of Cambridge.



Subjects

The curriculum is designed to enable students to get an insight into the subjects which they may pursue or are currently pursuing at the A-level (UK), The International Baccalaureate (IB) or equivalent qualification. You can select up to 2 subjects during the Cambridge Immerse summer programme. The subjects offered are:
  1. Biology

  2. Chemistry

  3. Computer Science

  4. Creative writing

  5. Economics

  6. Engineering

  7. English Literature

  8. History

  9. International relations

  10. Law

  11. Mathematics

  12. Medicine

  13. Philosophy

  14. Physics

To know what you will learn under each subject refer: Cambridge Immerse Subjects

Programme Fees

The participation fee per programme is £3995. On enrolment, you need to pay a £695 deposit which is included within the participation fee. The participation fee covers:
  1. 4 hours of lectures and tutorials every weekday from Oxford University and Cambridge University tutors.

  2. Accommodation for 13 nights in a central college of the University of Cambridge.

  3. Daily breakfast (continental cuisine or an English breakfast).

  4. Daily 3-course evening meal.

  5. Regular refreshments at lectures & discussion sessions.

  6. Mentor programme and access to University application support material.

  7. All excursions.

Scholarships

International students from disadvantaged backgrounds are eligible to apply for the Outreach Scholarship programme. If you are eligible, contact Cambridge Immerse & make enquiries about the scholarship programme (see contact details at the end of this article.)



Eligibility requirements

  1. Age criteria: You must be 16 to 18 years at the time of selection.

  2. English fluency: You should be fluent / near-fluent in English.

  3. Educational qualification: As such, academic qualifications are not a relevant criteria for admission to any of the summer courses. However, you will be expected to submit details of your educational background when completing the registration form & the Tutor assigned to your subject course will be intimated it.

  4. Visa requirements: If your country is a member of the European Union (EU) or a European Economic Area, you will not require a visa. Since Cambridge Immerse is an educational organisation accredited by the BAC, they may sponsor students who need to apply for a Student Visitor Visa.

Reference for UK visa requirements

Important dates

  • Last date to enrol: 30th June 2017.
  • Session 1: 23rd July – 5th August 2017.

  • Session 2: 6th August – 19th August 2017.

How to apply

You must register online at: https://www.cambridgeimmerse.com/apply/

You have to answer a few questions & submit personal information & educational status. Once you have completed the registration process, you will get a response from Cambridge Immerse within 48 hours of applying. If eligible for admission to the summer programme, you will be given further guidance.

Note that Cambridge Immerse offers discounts on group bookings of a minimum of 5 students. Additionally, a customized package can be availed of for an accompanying teacher or supervisor from your educational institute. Contact Cambridge Immerse for further details (contact details provided at the end of this article), with information on how many students would be making a group booking & whether a supervisor will be accompanying the group to Cambridge.

Contact information

For any queries related to the summer programmes prior to enrolling you can contact via email at: enquiries@cambridgeimmerse.com

Here is the Cambridge Immerse contact page to ask about details of colleges where accommodation is provided, for details on scholarships and for group reservations.

Correspondence Address:
Cambridge Immerse
23 King Street
Cambridge
CB1 1AH
United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0) 20 8123 6988 (Contact times: Monday: 9am – 5pm GMT/Friday: 9am – 5pm GMT)

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