We want to make applying for this programme as comfortable as possible, please choose one of the two following options to get your application process started:

  1. Apply Online: Fill out an online application form.
  2. Apply Offline: Download, print, and fill out an offline application form. When complete, you can return it to us via email:

An email confirmation will be sent to you once we receive and review your application. Additional information and an invoice will be sent to you at a later time. An “Early Bird” discount of £100 will be applied to your booking if payment is made three months prior to the programme start date.

This programme is designed for high school students between 14-19 years old who are looking at studying a particular subject at university as well as gaining knowledge about the university application process.

CBL International study abroad programmes are addressing students worldwide. The programme welcomes delegates from all over the world, and we have hosted participants from more than 100 nationalities, including North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, India, Far East, and Australia and New Zealand. You will experience a truly international summer.

No previous knowledge on your subject choice is required. It is possible that the contents of the different modules and lectures appear very wide ranging, but the lectures are designed to engage the participant who has no prior knowledge of topics covered. Taking account of the diversity of students’ disciplinary backgrounds, this program is designed to be informative for all attending delegates.

All programmes are held in English, therefore we expect all delegates to have a good level of English which allows them to interact with fellow delegates, as well as faculty members, and CBL International team members. In case you are not a native speaker, our courses offer an excellent opportunity for you to fully immerse yourself in an English-speaking environment.

Besides the stimulating lectures you’ll receive from well qualified teachers and tutors, participants are kept fully engaged with a variety of extra-curricular activities, excursions to famous places and historical landmarks, and guest speakers organised by CSA. It’ll be one of the most memorable summers you’ll ever have, we promise.

Cambridge Summer Academy is a certified programme. On completion of the programme, participants will receive a certificate signed by the programme director from WorldStrides|CBL International. As CBL International is a WorldStrides organization, individuals who have submitted assessments will receive a WorldStrides academic transcript detailing the assessments taken and the results. Participating in a 2-week session of CSA provides a delegate with 1 high school credit. College credit may also be available through University of California San Diego (UCSD).

Arrival & Departures

Depending on the type of passport you hold, you may need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom. In general, holders of passports of the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and European Union member countries do not need a visa for traveling to the United Kingdom. Learn more about visa requirements on the GOV.UK website.

Travelling to Cambridge

From central London, Cambridge is 45 minutes by train or 1 hour 30 minutes by road.

Traveling by train to Cambridge

For information about taking a train to Cambridge please visit When you arrive in Cambridge, take a taxi to your accommodation. There are taxis waiting outside the station. A taxi from the station to the accommodation is normally between £10 and £15.

Traveling by bus from London airports

National Express is a national coach company that operates a bus service between all of the main London airports and Cambridge city centre. For further details please visit

The National Express coach will arrive into Cambridge city centre (Drummer Street). When you arrive, take a taxi to your accommodation. A taxi from the Drummer Street to your accommodation is normally between £10 and £15.

Airport guide

London airports are large and very busy. We recommend that you visit the airport website before you travel. To understand where you need to go to take a train or a bus to Cambridge see the following:

London Stansted:

London Luton:

London Heathrow:

London Gatwick:

Airport transfers

If requested, we can arrange a taxi to collect you from the airport and bring you direct to the accommodation.

The cost of a one-way taxi transfer is £250.

If you wish to book a taxi transfer please contact our bookings team on

Sunday is the normal day of arrival. Our staff members will welcome you and go over the check-in procedures together with you. The general check-in time is 2:00 PM. In case you arrive later than 6:00 PM, please inform us about your detailed travel arrangements. More information about arrival dates and times will be included in the preparation emails we will send out before the start of your programme.

Once the majority of delegates have arrived on the programme and checked in to their accommodation, the programme director and members of the CSA team will host some meet and greet activities for delegates to get to know one another.

The CSA programme will generally end on a Saturday. All participants are invited to the “Farewell Dinner” where certificates will be awarded on the day before, Friday. Please check-out of the programme and dormitory rooms before 9 or 10 AM on the day of departure according to College’s rules.


The tuition fee for CSA includes accommodation in a twin room in one of the Cambridge college dormitories. This is where university students of these colleges stay during the academic year. Bathroom facilities may be shared, and delegates are accommodated based on their age and gender. Internet connection is normally available in all rooms. For those delegates who would like more privacy, the option of a single room with shared bathroom facilities is available. Please note that ensuite single rooms are not available. Please be aware that some college accommodation is hundreds of years old and come in different sizes, shapes, and styles. Refunds cannot be issued if you are unhappy with your accommodation.

Delegates are accommodated on a full board basis meaning that all meals are included. Unfortunately, cooking is not allowed inside the dormitory rooms and college kitchens however supermarkets and convenience stores are located in the vicinity to purchase any additional snacks. Laundry facilities are available for use in every college campus. Charges may apply.

At CSA, we take security and your safety seriously. Porters of all colleges supervise the entrances 24 hours a day using CCTV and are available to you at all times. CSA also has residential members of staff with emergency mobile phones should delegates require assistance at any hour of the day.

Payments & Cancellation

All programmes require a non-refundable 300 GBP deposit to reserve your programme of choice. You can either make a full payment when you make the booking, or pay the initial deposit amount after your application is received by us and the remaining balance at a later date.

All remaining balances must be paid at least 3 months prior to the start of a programme. If you are booking a programme within 3 months before the start date, a full payment is required at the initial booking.

*Please note that the 300 GBP deposit is not refundable under any circumstances.

You can choose between the following payment options:

  1. Paypal
  2. Credit Card
  3. Bank Transfer
  4. Payment Plan (conditions apply)

Precise payment instructions will be given you in the invoice statement.

The tuition fee includes:

  • Lectures & seminars including materials & hand-outs
  • Workshops on the university application process and transferable skills
  • Certificate of attendance and achievement
  • Academic transcript (issued by Worldstrides)
  • 1 high school credit
  • Accommodation in a double room in a University of Cambridge college (UK)
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the College Dining Hall
  • Internet connection (subject to availability)
  • Three excursions per 2-week session to various British cities
  • Leisure activities
  • Academic evening talks
  • Welcome reception
  • Formal farewell dinner in traditional college dining hall
  • Internet Connection

You can cancel your participation with CSA at anytime, please be aware of the cancellation policy and cancellation terms below:

Cancellation Date Refund Amount
3 months prior to start date 50% of paid tuition excluding the registration fee
2 months prior to start date 25% of paid tuition excluding the registration fee
1 month prior to start date (or after the commencement of the programme) 0% of paid tuition

The 300 GBP registration fee is not refundable.

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