Programme Costs

If you intend to apply for PKP 2018 you are strongly advised to carefully read the following information.

The Programme Fees are payable by all programme participants and we recommend reading through our Terms and Conditions. There are fixed Application and Tuition Fees, however our Accommodation is banded allowing you to select the type of room to suit you and your personal budget. We like to be transparent with what is included in each payment and the list below gives a complete breakdown of costs.

It is worth noting that all payments to Pembroke must be in British pounds, but for an idea of the cost in other currencies please visit the XE currency conversion website.

Pembroke-King’s Summer Programme Fees



Application Fee: £60

This non-refundable fee covers the administration costs incurred in processing applications.


Tuition Fee: £3,850

This non-refundable fee covers:

Teaching and Learning
– Tuition (excluding Supervision Supplement)
– Academic and pastoral support from the PKP Director and/or IP Director through daily drop-in advisory hours
– Comprehensive orientation, practical advice and information
– Comprehensive feedback on performance through mid-term essays or alternative assessment
– Access to libraries at Pembroke College, King’s College and Engineering Department
– Three Plenary Lectures
– Social Sciences and Sciences Study Skills Sessions
– Field trips and/or guest speakers on applicable courses
– Free provision of hard-copy transcript

College-Based Support
– IT support, 24/7 access to computer facilities and Wi-Fi as well as £20 of printing credit
– College-based 24/7 pastoral and welfare support
– College-based onsite medical support, including daily medical surgery (drop in) on weekdays
– Practical support and advice through a dedicated PKP team and Programme Assistants


Independent Supervision Supplement (if opted for): £990

Students choosing to do the independent supervision option pay a non-refundable supplement. The supervision option is particularly recommended for students planning to complete a senior thesis or graduate studies. The fee covers:

– Opportunity to undertake an individual research project in place of one of the three lecture courses
– One-to-one academic supervision from an expert in your chosen field
– Comprehensive feedback on the work you do for your project
– Access to the Cambridge University Library
– Academic support and advice, including dedicated supervision advice
– Assessment of written work included on PKP transcript


Accommodation Fee (Room, Meal Plan, Social Programme & Sports)*

Rooms vary in size, location, amenities and distance from the main lecture venue, and this variation is reflected in the prices of the four different accommodation bands. Students should note there is also some variation between rooms within the same band. The bands are priced as follows:

Band 1: £1,746
Band 2: £2,047
Band 3: £2,230
Band 4: £2,372

Regardless of the band chosen, the Accommodation Fee covers:

Accommodation and Meals
– Six weeks (44 nights) of continuous residency in a single room in Pembroke or King’s College accommodation
– Meal plan of approximately 10 meals per week at College of residence
– Three formal dinners ‘Formal Halls’, including drinks receptions
– Provision of linen (bedding and towels)
– Weekly room cleaning service
– Daily communal area cleaning service
– Welcome buffet

Social Programme
– Walking tours of Cambridge, Pembroke College and King’s College
– A wide range of free or subsidised activities organised throughout the programme. This may include, for instance:
♦ Football/Cricket
♦ Karaoke nights
♦ Day trips (e.g. London, Ely),
♦ Walk to Wimpole Hall or Grantchester Tea Rooms
♦ Punting on the river Cam
– Life-long membership of the Pembroke College Circle alumni network


*This Accommodation Fee is non-refundable if you are applying through the University of California EAP or Northeastern University

The International Programmes Department will endeavour to secure your preferred accommodation choice upon receipt of the appropriate fees. Rooms are, however, allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is not possible to guarantee that a room in your preferred band will be available. You are strongly advised to apply early and pay fees promptly, particularly if you wish to secure the more economical housing options.

More information on programme costs can be found in the Finance section of the Essential Programme Information pages accessed through the sidebar menu.