University of Cambridge

Cambridge University or the University of Cambridge is the 7th oldest university in the world. It is a public research university situated in the year 1209 in Cambridge, UK. The University of Cambridge, a vital part of the ‘Golden Triangle’ of British universities, is also a member of the League of European Research Universities, International Alliance of Research Universities and the Russell Group of research-led British universities.

Overview

This prestigious British university comprises a total of 31 self-governing and autonomous colleges. Among them, 3 colleges are specially meant for female aspirants. All these colleges offer undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate degrees. Some of them specialize in certain disciplines like sciences, engineering, literature etc., while others do not have such restrictions. The eligibility criteria, admission guidelines, fee structure, cost of hostels etc. vary significantly from college to college. There are 114 libraries in the institute containing around 12 million books. It also has a large number of laboratories equipped with cutting-edge technologies.

Academics

The academic year of Cambridge is divided into 3 terms. Apart from the aforementioned 31 colleges, there are more than 150 sections, staffs, schools, syndicates and other learning centers in the UK university. In order to take admission in any of the course, international students need to download the Cambridge Online Preliminary Application form and the UCAS application form from their official website, and submit the completed forms by October.

Aspirants can choose any subject from the following categories:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Biological Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Technology
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Business Management
  • Music

Rankings and achievement

  • Best university in the world (2011 QS World University Rankings)
  • 65 Nobel Prizes till now (highest in the world)
  • 6 Fields Medals and 1 Abel Prize for mathematics
  • Research partnership with MIT

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