Summer School at Cambridge

125 Nationalities | 23 Course Selections | 6 Cambridge Colleges | 10 Students per class| 9 Awards

—  Introduction —

The Summer School at Cambridge Programme is an intensive, two-week residential, educational experience with a diverse and enriching curriculum for 13-18 year old students. The carefully planned schedule ensures that the programme meets the academic needs of the participants and provides a unique experience of the university city through abundant extracurricular activities. With its diverse and enriching curriculum, the programme allows students to explore and further their knowledge of a chosen subject in an unrivalled academic environment. As an exclusive partner, ASDAN China will select a limited amount of outstanding students to attend the Summer School at Cambridge Programme.

Please note that Summer School at Cambridge is not affiliated with University of Cambridge nor its constituent colleges.

—  Why Us?  —

125 Nationalities
23 Popular Course Selections
With Class Sizes of 10 Students
The Immerse Experience
Certificate and Report
Enhance Key Academic Skills
Diverse Social Activities

— Awards & Accreditations  —

British Accreditation Council accredited

2023 EdTechX Growth Award

Education Awards - The Queen's Award for Enterprise 2018

EducationInvestor-Finalist 2023

Impact Fifty

British Youth Travel Awards - Finalist 2018

British Education Travel Association Member

The Institute of Leadership and Management

Duke of Edinburgh's Award - Approved Activity Provider

—  Teaching Faculty —

All the subjects taught at Summer School at Cambridge are taught by expert tutors. Participants are encouraged to delve into and explore the current debates and issues within their chosen discipline in carefully planned tutorials that emulate the unique Oxbridge system of tutor-student engagement and debate; an approach that goes beyond the supercial and provides unique insights that are both refreshing and intellectually stimulating.

—  Available Courses —

*The following courses are the sample course content, the actual course content is subject to the arrangement of Summer School at Cambridge and teaching instructors.

Seesion 1: Jul.7th-Jul.20th, 2024

Age 13-15:Architecture Artificial Intelligence Business Management Computer Science Creative Writing Earth SciencesEngineeringInternational Relations LawMedicine PhysicsPsychology
Age 16-18: Biology BioTech Business Management Chemistry Computer Science CriminologyEngineeringEnglish Literature HistoryInternational Relations LawMathematicsNanotechnologyPPEPhilosophyPhysics

Session2: Jul.21st-Aug.3rd, 2024

Age 13-15:ArchitectureBusiness ManagementComputer ScienceCreative WritingEarth SciencesEngineering International Relations LawMedicine PhysicsPsychologyNatural Science
Age 16-18:Artificial Intelligence BiologyBioTech Business ManagementChemistryComputer Science Engineering English Literature History lnternational RelationsLawMathematicsNanotechnologyPhilosophyPhysics

Session 3: Aug.4th-Aug.17th, 2024

Age 13-15:Architecture Business ManagementComputer Science Creative Writing Earth SciencesEngineering International RelationsLawMedicinePhysics Psychology Artificial IntelligenceNatural Science
Age 16-18:Biology Business ManagementComputer Science Engineering International RelationsLawPhysics

Explore the rich and varied topics in biology essential to many important and rewarding careers, such as medicine or biotechnology. Learn how to improve your scientific writing skills through a presentation or scientific essay, exploring how Biological research impacts upon society.
Computer Science
Students will discover Python, tackle programming tasks, and be shown how to think programmatically, by breaking down problems so that they can tackle them with Python. They will learn relational databases, a powerful tool that is used almost everywhere in computer science to efficiently store data.
Dive into the ubiquitous nature of matrices as they are represented in equations, geometric transformations, complex numbers, and even particles used in physics! Explore the concept and definitions of numbers like Integers, Rationals and Reals. Students will also learn to deal with higher-dimensional spaces, where their eyes cannot see, but their mind can, through algebra.
Participants are encouraged to explore new material in-depth and to form independent and considered opinions and ideas based on sound research and practical knowledge. Research topics include classical mechanics, wave phenomena, electronic engineering, optics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics and states of matter, atoms, nuclei and elementary particles and quantum Mechanics.
Business Management
Expert MBA tutors provide a fascinating insight into a broad array of management and entrepreneurship topics, such as organisational behaviour and the management of organisations, as well as finance, strategy, marketing. Throughout the programme, students will develop their own case study and share their findings with their class.
International Relations
The study of IR raises questions such as: What powers does the United Nations actually have? What influence does the security council have over the rest of the world? Which treaties and trade agreements have shaped relationships between countries who only decades ago were at war? You will explore these questions and global issues, group discussions, and others like them over two weeks of dynamic tutorials.
The course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of criminology. It covers various aspects of crime, its effects on society, and how the justice system works. Participants will explore the definition and different types of crimes and how social, economic, and political factors can influence why people commit crimes. A significant part of the programme will focus on understanding the criminal justice system, including its theories, policies, and practices, and how these impact how we respond to crime and help victims. Students will also learn about the history and evolution of policing, its ethical considerations, and how it relates to diversity in society. We will address social inequalities, particularly looking at how economic disparities can lead to criminal behavior.

Explore the so-called Presocratics, the foundation of Western philosophical thought, to explain the nature of existence; examine how Nietzsche's views were distorted by 20th century Nazi propaganda.; and explore Sigmund Freud's beliefs to understand the influence between human behavior and the social environment. At the end of the course, students will have the opportunity to present on what is of most interest in the field of philosophy and receive feedback from experts in the field of philosophy.

Students will explore science in the context of the 15th century and seek to understand how and why scientific exploration took on new significance within the time period. Discuss the rise of gender history and its own historical context before exploring gender through the lens of witch-hunting. Apply the historical theory and context that has been explored throughout the programme to create an essay on a topic of their choice.
Creative Writing
The creative writing courses offer the chance for students to enhance their creative writing skills by crafting the stimulating cultural setting of Cambridge - the academic home to some of the world's greatest literary and creative minds such as John Milton and William Thackeray. They will learn how to improve thier work through various techniques - focussing on areas such as character and plot development, form and much more.
Dive into the ubiquitous nature of matrices as they are represented in equations, geometric transformations, complex numbers, and even particles used in physics! Explore the concept and definitions of numbers like Integers, Rationals and Reals. Students will also learn to deal with higher-dimensional spaces, where their eyes cannot see, but their mind can, through algebra.
An exploration of what the study of architecture entails at university-level and a description of current practice. Embark on a tour of Cambridge to sketch moments and details of architectural interest. Learn the foundations of architecture by examining its earliest examples. Students will tackle the most complicated form of drawing; axonometric and isometric. Students will have produced a full set of meticulously crafted drawings.
The curriculum explores stimulating topics such as sustainable chemistry, nanotechnology, and their implications on everyday life. Students will emerge with the crucial pre-university knowledge and skills to excel in Chemistry. Throughout the fortnight, participants will be working on their own personal project. Having been provided with a brief, participants should research and prepare a presentation for their peers.
English Literature
Participants will explore how individuals and societies have interpreted literature from the days of Aristotle to the present day. Analyse how two key poets, John Milton and T. S. Eliot, used poetry to engage with Biblical stories and themes. Study three different textual forms: a sonnet; an excerpt from a young children's book from the 1780s; and a selection of texts from William Blake's Songs of Innocence.
The psychology summer programme allows you to explore some of the most fascinating topics in this complex and multidisciplinary field, from behavioural genetics to social psychology. Psychologists explore intriguing questions such as: what makes you unique? What makes you different from others? What are the motivations of human behaviour?
Natural Science
The program aims to equip participants with a profound understanding of the intricacies of the natural world. Through hands-on engagement with a diverse range of scientific domains, participants sharpen their analytical skills and unravel mysteries spanning the entire scientific spectrum. By fostering a multidisciplinary perspective, the programme encourages research, critical thinking, and practical application, demonstrating the transformative potential of weaving together various scientific threads. Participants will depart with a deepened comprehension of the inner workings of the natural world.

With modules exploring the fundamental concepts in nanoscience and nanotechnology, emerging technologies and the history of artificial intelligence, this course offers an in-depth introduction supported by expert tutors. Examining the trends and developments in recent years, students will have the opportunity to form their opinions and gain confidence discussing these in an academic context.

Students will take part in a comprehensive curriculum covering the essentials of constitutional, criminal, human rights, and EU law. The legal profession is explored on your law summer school through a series of dynamic academic sessions, you will visit the Cambridge Magistrates' Court. Students will be invited to take advantage of LNAT workshops where they'll learn how to study for the challenging Law National Aptitude Test.

Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE)
Philosophy, Politics & Economics, or PPE, is a programme founded on the belief that students will benefit greatly from studying the works of economic, social, political, and philosophical thought on a combined course. The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills they need to succeed in a variety of career paths and future academic pursuits. Students will establish a solid foundation of what studying PPE at university looks like, as well as a firm understanding of the subject itself. The PPE course will be taught by three specialist tutors throughout the programme for each of the three subjects.

Artificial Intelligence
Can Artificial Intelligence replace human jobs, and in which fields are AI technologies most applicable? What contributions can AI make to human development? Throughout this project, students will thoroughly analyse the ethical implications of AI, delve into the development and application of AI technology, examine the underlying relationships between machine learning, neural networks, and AI.
During our two week programme, participants will explore a broad range of medical concepts with opportunities to apply new knowledge in a series of practicals. Expert tutors from worldleading universities will teach them how to suture, measure blood pressure and perform dissections, and talk them through the variety of career options open to a graduate in medicine.
Cambridge has hundreds of pioneering biotech organisations. Visiting a campus provides an exceptional opportunity to explore biotechnology, witnessing innovations firsthand. Engaging with scientists and professionals, students can learn about drug discovery, genomics, and biotech’s impact. It explores innovative solutions, genomics, and ethical considerations in the biotech field. The main objective is to delve into biotechnology, unraveling its potential to reshape industries.
Earth Science
In this subject, we combine physics, chemistry and biology with geology, geography and palaeontology to answer essential questions about the origin, development, and future of the Earth. Forming an understanding of how these key areas connect to create the complexity of Earth’s systems is what makes the subject fascinating to study.

— University Application Preparation  —

*Students have the option to participate in various specialized training sessions on their preferences.

Interview Skills Workshops
Students will gain insight into the core skills required to articulate their viewpoints successfully in a pressured environment. It will focus on developing the confidence and intellectual tenacity needed to tackle some of the critical questions that might be asked during an interview.
Personal Essay Consultations
Throughout the Cambridge programme, students will receive expert assistance in developing drafts of their personal essays required for university applications worldwide. Students will learn techniques to articulate their interest in a particular discipline concisely
Presentation Skills Workshops
Mastering practical speech skills and gaining ample experience impact students in completing academic tasks and integrating into university life. Throughout the Cambridge programme, students can enhance their speech skills through professional guidance.

— Range of Activities —

Zorb Football
Afternoon drifting down the River Cam
Cultural Exploration
Formal dining
Dine in Cambridge's famous medieval banquet halls
Cambridge's museums
explore historical and scientific treasures
Fascinating and well-respected guest speakers

Fascinating and well-respected guest speakers from politicians to philosophers

King's College Chapel and University Colleges
A centre of academic excellence
Private Study Sessions
For students to deepen their understanding of their chosen subject

—  Sample Schedule —

— Accommodation —

Students stay in Cambridge University dorms allocated by organisers based on age and course. Room types are determined accordingly. Students do not have the right to choose their assigned dormitory or change it at will. Due to Cambridge's rich history, accommodations are modest. Embrace the authentic academic and daily life experience with an open mindset.

— Application —

【Programme dates and birthday requirements:】

  • Session 1: Jul.7th - Jul.20th,2024

Age 13-15: Jul.21st, 2008 - Jul.7th, 2011

Age 16-18: Jul.21st, 2005 - Aug.30th, 2008

  • Session 2: Jul.21st - Aug.3rd,2024

Age 13-15: Aug.4th, 2008 - Jul. 21st, 2011

Age 16-18: Aug.4th, 2005 - Aug.30th, 2008

  • Session 3: Aug.4th - Aug.17th, 2024

Age 13-15: Aug.18th, 2008 - Aug. 4th,2011

Age 16-18: Aug.18th, 2005 - Aug.30th, 2008



  • Age 13-15: English language level equivalent to IELTS level 5.5 or TOEFL 70
  • Age 16-18: English language level equivalent to IELTS level 6.0 or TOEFL 80
  • Recommendation letter from your teacher as proof of English proficiency or a phone interview with an ASDAN staff member (since the programme is conducted entirely in English)
  • Priority for awarded students from ASDAN STEM assessments


• Includes: tuition, accommodation, breakfast and dinner, extracurricular activities, and excursions to London and Oxford during the programme; ASDAN group leader service fee; bus transport during the program; international insurance; study materials; lunch(for students aged 13-15)

• Excludes: international transportation costs to and from London (departure and arrival from Beijing/Shanghai/Shenzhen/Hong Kong, you can use a third-party service or ASDAN China's unified service); visa and visa service fee (2400RMB, ASDAN's VIP visa service promises to obtain a visa, or all visa and program fees will be refunded if the visa is refused); lunch ( Participants aged 16-18 are expected to provide their lunch. Various eateries around Cambridge have a suggested budget of £15- £20 per meal.)


【The process of enrollment:】

  • Step1: Enroll and Pay through the ASDAN WeChat Mini Program
  • Step2: Register on the Summer School at Cambridge system

* Limited spots are available for each course, and enrollment closes upon reaching capacity. Once ASDAN China receives your payment, we will promptly register you on the Summer School at Cambridge system. Final confirmation depends on the organizers. If no more course places exist, an ASDAN consultant will quickly discuss second-choice preferences with students and parents.


【Registration Benefits:】

Students who participated in the 2023 Summer School at Cambridge are eligible for a special discount of ¥3,500. For more details, please consult with the ASDAN consultant.

—  Q&A. —

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课程旨在让学生深入了解大学生活,因此会有很多机会以两人或三人的小组形式在校园外活动,并探索英国历史名城。 注意:学生晚上不得离开校园,夜间将有宿管监督。
房间类型包括单人间、双人间等不同房型,根据主办方安排进行分配。共用浴室设施,通常是每四个学员共用一个浴室的比例。 在共用浴室设施的情况下,学生将被按照性别安排在不同的走廊上。在套房(提供浴室设施)的情况下,走廊可能是男女混合的。
所有参与者在完成项目后都会收到一份参与证书,将在最后一天的毕业典礼上颁发。 课程结束后,导师将撰写学员反馈,评估学员的学习进展,并就学员对所选择主题的理解和兴趣提出建议。一般学生可以在项目结束2-3周后可以收到评估报告。

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