The University of Cambridge is one of the oldest universities in the world and one of the largest in the United Kingdom and reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known world-wide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students. The city of Cambridge is in the south east of England, 50 miles north of London. It is well served by road and rail links, and is within an easy distance of the major London airports.
The University of Cambridge consists of over 100 departments, faculties and schools plus a central administration. There are 31 Colleges in Cambridge. Three are for women and two admit only graduates.
Following are the main departments:
- Arts and Humanities
- Biological Sciences, including Veterinary Medicine
- Clinical Medicine
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Physical Sciences
The title of this document is: Schools, Faculties & Departments: About the Schools, Faculties & Departments
Graduate work in Cambridge is intense and very intellectually demanding and so the University has high academic entry requirements.
You are normally expected to hold or to be about to achieve:
- an equivalent standard from an overseas university
- A fluent command of the English Language, the preferred test is the IELTS).
- completion of any current training or education course
Some faculties and departments may have higher requirements or require you to take other tests as well. Decisions on admission to the University are made purely on academic merit, the availability of space on a course, and/or the availability of an appropriate supervisor.
As a graduate student at Cambridge you will be expected to pay fees and provide finance to cover your living costs.
Undergraduate Fees: £15,000 to 25,000 approx (per year)
Graduate Fees: £20,000 to 30,000 approx (per year)
The Cambridge Trusts offer scholarships and part-cost bursaries to students from Overseas and the European Union (excluding the United Kingdom) who have been accepted for admission at the University of Cambridge. Since there are many more applicants than there are awards available, candidates should apply for every other form of financial assistance open to them, including UK Government awards, Cambridge College awards and awards from sources in their home countries. Apart from this the university offers numerous scholarships at different levels of studies to students from India itself. Students can check the same from the University site while applying.
The colleges provide various accommodation options for students. The amount, quality, price and method of allocation differ from College to College – some Colleges will offer accommodation for one year only while others can offer you a room for the duration of your studies.
The University’s libraries, museums and collections also hold many treasures which give an exciting insight into some of the scholarly activities, both past and present, of the University’s academics and students. In addition to the collections on display in the University’s libraries & museums, there is a wealth of sporting and cultural activity at the University of Cambridge, much of it organised by individual clubs and societies run by staff and students.
Cambridge University provides world leading high-quality university education for the brightest and best, regardless of background and it is one of the wonderful experiences for any student to be part of University of Cambridge.