Applications and the Practicalities

Applications for the 2015 spring semester are now open

All applications must include the following supporting documents: an academic transcript, or similar document indicating the applicant’s performance at their university; two academic references written by faculty at their home university who are familiar with their work; and two essays written during their course of study that have been graded by their instructors. Ideally applicants submit essays which have the lecturers’ comments and grade written on the essays but this may be difficult if an essay has been marked and then the comments given electronically. Therefore if an essay does not have a lecturer’s annotation and a grade shown on it a copy of the lecturer’s comments and grade must be submitted with the essay.

Applicants must fill in the Application Form and return it, together with the supporting documents, to the International Programmes Department, Pembroke College, Cambridge, CB2 1RF, United Kingdom. The application form may be submitted on or after 1 January 2014. Applications are considered on a rolling basis and, given the intense competition for places, early application is advised. The closing date for applications is 22 August 2014. The College aims to communicate its decision within three weeks of receipt of a complete application.

Applicants who are offered a place on the programme will be required to pay a non-refundable first instalment of the housing fee of £2,000 within one month of being accepted to secure their place. Students who expect to receive financial aid should contact the International Programmes Manager to discuss their situation.

Applicants are strongly advised to take out appropriate insurance before their arrival in the UK. The duration of the insurance policy should provide adequate cover for the outward and return journeys and the duration of the stay, and cover for any expenses incurred as a result of illness or medical care required, lost or stolen property, late arrival or early departure or cancellation due to unforeseen and/or unavoidable circumstances.