University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Founded: 1209

Website: http://www.cam.ac.uk/

Address: The Old Schools, Trinity Ln, Cambridge CB2 1TN

 

Overview

The University of Cambridge is one of the most well-known universities globally and is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world. The University ranks in the top 5 universities globally and is a member of the Russel Group, a group of 24 universities that produce more than two-thirds of the world-leading research produced in the UK. It is also considered part of the "Golden Triangle", a geographical concentration of leading research universities. The University of Cambridge is not a single campus and is instead comprised of 31 self-governing colleges coming under one Cambridge banner. Rather remarkably, The University of Cambridge is also the third biggest landowner in the UK, after the Queen and the Church of England.

 

Services for International Students

Support is available for all students in the form of student societies and volunteer alumni groups, who run fresher parties throughout September to introduce students to each other and university life. An orientation programme is organised at the start of each term to helps students settle into university life.

 

Accommodation

Accommodation at The University of Cambridge is served by each college individually and varies depending on the college. On-campus and private accommodation is available to students.

 

Location

Located approximately 80km due north of London, the city of Cambridge is a large city in the county of Cambridgeshire. The cityscape is dominated by university buildings which have been part of the city’s history for over 800 years. The city is connected to four major airports: Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted, which all provide quick access to the city and university campus.

 

Alumni

  • Sir Isaac Newton (Physicist, mathematician)
  • Charles Darwin (Naturalist)
  • John Milton (Poet)
  • Stephen Hawking (Physicist)
  • Bertrand Russell (Philosopher)
Enquiring
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