University Of Cambridge


Founded in 1209, the University of Cambridge’s 800-year history makes it the fourth-oldest university in the world and the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world. Ranked as the number one university in the UK and the 2nd in the world, the University of Cambridge consistently ranks among the top universities in the world for teaching, research, and worldwide outlook thanks to its reputation for academic brilliance and traditional scholarly ideals.

The University of Cambridge has approximately 20,000 students from all backgrounds and regions of the world, over 12,000 staff members, 31 Colleges, and 150 Departments, Faculties, Schools, and other institutions- thus no two days are ever the same. Students are members of a College community in addition to the University and a Faculty or Department. The 29 undergraduate Colleges provide accommodation, support and more for almost all students for at least three years.

There are six Schools, which each form an administrative grouping of Faculties and other institutions. They are:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Biological Sciences
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Technology

Cambridge offers over 30 undergraduate courses at Cambridge, covering more than 65 subject areas.

The city of Cambridge is well known for being a lively destination for students to study. More than 100 libraries at the university, totaling more than 15 million books, are located there. Additionally, there is a botanical garden and nine internationally recognized institutions dedicated to the arts, sciences, and culture, including Kettle’s Yard and the Fitzwilliam Museum. Around 5,800 international students from over 150 nations across the world take admission to Cambridge University every year, making up 25% of the total student body of the university. 

Eminent mathematicians, physicists, politicians, attorneys, philosophers, playwrights, actors, and rulers of state have all received their education from the university. Cambridge has 98 Nobel laureates among its students, teachers, and alumni, as well as 15 British prime ministers. The University of Cambridge has also housed some renowned Indian figures like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose, Rajib Gandhi, Amartya Sen, and many more.

Class Profile:

  • More than 13k students are enrolled in undergrad courses in Cambridge.
  • Of these, 7800+ were international students.
  • In 2020-21, female students comprised 48.6% of all undergraduate students (UG),  0.6% of all students gave their gender as Other. 
  • Students from a BAME background( Black, Asian, and minority ethnic communities) made up 34.4% of all UG students who disclosed their ethnicity.


  • International Tuition Fees for 2023

Group Courses Tuition Fee
1 Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic; Archaeology; Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Classics; Economics; Education; English; History; History and Modern Languages; History and Politics; History of Art; Human, Social, and Political Sciences; Land Economy; Law; Linguistics; Modern and Medieval Languages; Philosophy; Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion £24,507
2 Mathematics £27,333
3 Architecture; Geography; Music £32,064
4 Chemical Engineering; Computer Science; Engineering; Management Studies; Manufacturing Engineering; Natural Sciences; Psychological and Behavioural Sciences £37,293
5 Medical and Veterinary Science (including for this purpose the Second M.B. and Second Vet. M.B. Examinations) £63,990


  • In addition to university tuition fees, all international/overseas fee-status students typically have to pay an annual college fee. This takes care of your College’s expenses related to offering a variety of pastoral, domestic, and educational services and assistance.
  • In 2023-24, the minimum resources needed in Cambridge for the year (excluding tuition and College fees) are estimated to be approximately £12,400, depending on lifestyle. (13.1L INR)



    • You need to submit your UCAS application for applying.
    • You’ll need to submit a Personal Statement and 1 Reference Letter along with the Application.
    • An application fee of 60 GBP (6,118 INR) is applicable.
    • Some courses also require additional written work to be submitted.
    • Interviews are taken with prospective students.
    • Class 12th Marksheet requirements-
    • CISCE/NIOS- 90%+ in all subjects
    • CBSE- A1
    • State Board- 95%+
    • However, Indian standard Class 12 marks are not enough for a competitive application at Cambridge and require the following tests-
  • College Board Advanced Placement Tests
  • Offers for Chemical Engineering, Engineering, and Natural Sciences (Physical) may be made conditional on a rank of <2000 in the IIT JEE (Advanced)
  • Offers for Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, and Economics (and other maths requirements) will be conditional on achievement in the Sixth Term Examination Paper (STEP).
  • Standardized Tests- 
  • SAT- 1500
  • ACT- 33-36
  • IELTS- 7.5+
  • TOEFL- 110+


  1. Students at Cambridge University tend to be independent thinkers, intellectually curious, ambitious, smart, driven, hardworking, enthusiastic, devoted, and skilled time managers. Employers are aware of this and seek out similar qualities in potential new hires, which is why graduates are so in demand. 
  2. 92% of students who responded to the Graduate Outcomes Survey were in work or further study within 15 months of graduating.
  3. The list below shows the top ten occupations of Cambridge respondents to the Graduate Outcomes Survey (15 months after graduation).
  1. Management consultants and business analysts
  2. Secondary education teaching professionals
  3. Medical practitioner
  4. University researchers
  5. Programmer/software development professional
  6. Finance and investment analysts and advisers
  7. Higher education teaching professionals
  8. Business and related associate professionals
  9. Primary and nursery teaching professionals
  10. Marketing associate professionals
  1. Cambridge is Top 5 in the UK for graduate prospects (Complete University Guide 2023)
  2. From day one, Cambridge’s specialized Careers Service aids in exploring career alternatives. The staff of seasoned and unbiased career consultants can assist with networking with employers and navigating the challenging job market. The Careers Service also offers a variety of workshops on subjects like picking a career, writing cover letters, submitting applications, and preparing for interviews. Additionally, they host more than 200 career-related briefings, skills workshops, and events, as well as roughly 15 significant career fairs annually. 
  3. Usually, more than a quarter of Cambridge graduates each year progress into further study or training.
  4. Some of the popular professions pursued by University of Cambridge graduates and their respective salaries are provided in the following table:


Professions Average Annual Salary (GBP) Equivalent Salary for Indians (INR)
Software Engineer 40,000 40.77 lakhs
Data Scientist 45,000 45.87 lakhs
Quantitative Analyst 60,000 61.16 lakhs
Senior Software Engineer 75,000 76.45 lakhs
Software Developer 32,500 33.13 lakhs
Product Manager, Software 47,500 48.42 lakhs



  • If you’re going to the UK for more than 6 months, you need a Student Visa.
  • A Student Visa application is made online from your country of nationality and residence.
  • The earliest you can submit an application is 6 months before the start date of your program listed on your CAS.
  • As part of the application process, you will be required to give biometric information.
  • You MUST complete the process to obtain your Student visa before coming to the UK. 
  • You CANNOT come to the UK as a visitor and switch visa status
  • You must apply online for a Student visa.
  • a current passport or other valid travel documentation
  • a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from your course provider
  • proof you have enough money to support yourself and pay for your course – this will vary depending on your circumstances
  • a valid ATAS certificate if your course and nationality require it and if you are studying certain science subjects, mathematics, engineering, technology, or medicine or a 4-year undergraduate Master in Physics or Materials. 
  • proof of parental or other legal guardian consent if you’re under 18
  • proof of your relationship to your parent or guardian if you’re under 18
  • your tuberculosis test results
  • written consent for your application from your financial sponsor if you’ve received sponsorship for your course fees and living costs in the last 12 months
  • If you’re under 18 you’ll need written consent from both parents or legal guardians
  • You must also prove your knowledge of the English language when you apply.