Semester Abroad Scheme
Application forms for the 2014 spring semester are available now!
Each year, Pembroke College, on behalf of the University of Cambridge, accepts around thirty students from overseas universities for a two-term semester of study (mid-January to mid-June).
The Semester Abroad Scheme is an academically rigorous programme which requires students to meet the same high standards as those applying for an undergraduate degree. Semester Abroad students matriculate (become full members of the University) and are thus able to access the full range of opportunities and facilities, academic and otherwise. Students take the same lectures and participate in the same extracurricular activities as Cambridge students, and they live in University accommodation.
Semester Abroad students normally follow a standard undergraduate programme during the Lent and Easter Terms of the academic year. Students should therefore arrive the weekend before the beginning of Full Lent Term, and leave on the weekend after Full Easter Term. The last week of Easter Term, known as ‘May Week’ despite it being in June, is famous for its parties, concerts, college balls and garden parties and is an ideal way to round off this exceptional Cambridge experience.