Benefits Skills


Benefits of attending a Cambridge Dream programme

The Cambridge Dream programme gives students an edge in applying successfully to a top university in any country, by providing:

  • Inspirational teaching by university lecturers and professional course tutors.
  • Extension of subject knowledge, enabling students to explore questions more confidently.
  • Personal mentoring and small discussion classes with current Cambridge Undergraduates.
  • Advice about what top world universities look for in successful applicants.
  • Help with personal statements, admissions tests and interviews (16-18 years only).
  • Vital leadership and academic skills valued by world-class universities and employers, such as critical thinking, problem solving, independent study, communication, leadership, teamwork, creativity, academic research and essay-writing.
  • A safe and secure experience of student life at one of the highest-ranking global universities.

For parents, this is an opportunity to help their children excel in their future academic studies and career. For teachers, it is an opportunity to accompany students to the UK, observe lessons being taught and learn about UK and Oxbridge teaching methods.

Tangible takeaways

At the end of the course, every participant will have:

  • A gold-foil embossed Certificate of Attendance, signed by the Programme Director
  • A recognised award in Sports Leadership, which students can include in their personal statements
  • A tutor-written personalised evaluation report with constructive feedback and suggested improvements, signed by the Programme Director
  • A Profile-Building worksheet, where students can record activities undertaken in the years and months leading up to their applications, such as wider reading, volunteering, work experience, research, awards, leadership roles, memberships and events
  • A Personal Development Plan (16-18 years only – this may need further work depending on the student’s progress)
  • A Personal Statement (16-18 years only – this may need further work depending on the student’s progress)
  • Guidelines for writing a personal statement, preparing for an interview, reading more widely and looking for volunteering and work experience (16-18 years only)
  • A graded subject-specific reading list (16-18 years only)