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Terms and Conditions


To apply for a Semester Programme you will need to be at least 18 years old, and to have completed your second year at your home university, by the time the programme starts.

You are advised to check with your home university for advice about gaining course credit for participation in a Semester Programme.

If you receive an offer of a place on the programme, you will be required to pay 15% of the total fee as a non-refundable deposit within one month of the offer to secure your place on the programme. Please see our Programme Fees page for the details.

Applications received after the programme is full may be placed on a waiting list. If this is the case, the International Programmes Department will contact you.

Courses and Teaching

Once an offer has been made on a Semester Programme you will be asked to select five papers in order of preference, and will be assigned to two.

Pembroke will endeavour to assign you to your preferred papers, but you should be aware that not all papers are offered each academic year, some papers may not be viable over two terms of study, or suitable supervisors may not be available. Should any issues arise regarding the selection of papers, we will discuss them with you on a case-by-case basis.

The International Programmes Department reserves the right to alter or cancel any paper should illness or unavoidable changes in circumstance prevent a supervisor from teaching. The Department will make all efforts, should such an event arise, to provide a suitable substitute supervisor.


Student room stock available to participants on a Semester Programme varies year by year, and also the location, sizes and facilities provided within the rooms. Rooms are randomly allocated before the start of the programme.

Cancellation Policy

Please note that the deposit and fees paid to Pembroke College are non-refundable. You will not be entitled to extra tuition, reduction or refund of the fees if you are unable to attend the programme for any reason (including illness or personal circumstances).

Accepting your place

Accepting a place on the Programme requires that you agree to:

(a) ensure that your immigration status entitles you to undertake and complete the programme;

(b) meet the requirements of the papers – attend lectures, seminars and deliver on the assessment requirements of the papers regularly and on time;

(c) do not use any audio or visual equipment during lectures and seminars, unless agreed in advance with the lecturers / supervisors;

(d) be professional and courteous in your conduct to staff and other students of the College and University;

Important: This also confirms your acknowledgement that Pembroke College will not provide any insurance cover for you. You are responsible for taking out your own insurance cover, including travel, health, medical and accident insurance to cover the entire duration of the programme.