Application Process

This is a prestigious course with a limited number of places. Applicants should be aged 13-18 years old and still be in school at the time of applying. If travelling with an older student or as part of a school group, as an exception, 12 year-olds may be considered.


Please complete an individual application form or contact us to discuss your requirements. Applications open on 28th October 2019 and will be considered on a rolling basis until all the places are filled. If you are booking after 31st March 2020, the fees must be paid in full.

Please liaise with your school about the application process and payment deadlines if you are attending in a school group.


Application Requirements

Cambridge Dream is an academic programme. We are looking for talented and hard-working students, who will be committed to meeting the challenges and getting the most from attending the programme.

During registration, applicants will be asked to choose a specialist subject. On arrival in Cambridge, they will be assigned to a tutor’s class for subject tuition and teamed with a Cambridge undergraduate or graduate for mentoring and university preparation workshops in their subject.

Applicants must be able to follow lessons in English and actively participate in class discussions. Where a student is not taught in English or has no test score such as IELTS or TOEFL, we will accept confirmation by a teacher or counsellor that the student will be able to:

  • take part in conversations using everyday vocabulary (not technical)
  • understand most written text (not technical)
  • make notes and understand most of the general meaning of lectures and presentations.

As part of the registration process, all applicants aged 15-18 years old, as well as all younger scholarship applicants (13-14 years old), will be asked to write a short personal essay (approximately 250 words about their academic studies, extra-curricular activities and university aspirations).  The older students will have scheduled times to work on improving this draft during the course. Younger students (13-14 years old) will do other exciting activities instead.