Programme Overview

Cambridge Summer Institute offers programmes for university and college students as well as graduates and professionals to spend an unforgettable summer studying abroad in Cambridge, UK. You’ll have the opportunity to live in university dorms, study within lecture room,and enjoy meals in traditional college dining halls. CSI offers a wide variety of topics and courses to choose from where all lectures are given by qualified lecturers, tutors, doctors, and university professors at Magdalene College, a constituent college of the University of Cambridge (UK).

Summer SessionsDates
Summer Session 1:1 July – 14 July 2018 (session full)
Summer Session 2:15 July – 28 July 2018 (session full)
Summer Session 3:29 July – 11 August 2018 (session full)
Summer Session 4:12 August – 25 August 2018 (session full)

This year, we’re offering 4 summer sessions starting on 1 July and ending on 25 August, 2018. Each summer sessions is two weeks where students will partake in intensive lectures based on the course topic chosen. In addition to lectures, we’ve balanced our programmes with many social events and activities, visits to successful businesses and institutions, as well as excursions to famous places and historical landmarks. CSI is a fun, eventful programme where we hope participants will not only learn, but also meet life-long friends from around the world while getting a clear understanding of the British culture.

Course Selection

We offer the following courses:

Company Visits

On top of receiving world-class lectures, you’ll have the chance to travel to London to visit renowned business and law institutions, corporations, and banks to interaction with enterprise representative, lawyers, and managers. We are always adding new locations to our programmes, therefore, the actual company or institution you visit will be decided closer to the programme start date. Here we list some of the companies, institutions, and organisations we have been visiting in the past with our delegates:

– Thomson Reuters
– Supreme Court
– United Nations International Maritime Organisation
– The Royal Courts of Justice
– Lincoln’s Inn
– Rouse
– Fountain Court Chambers
– UBS Bank
– Westlaw
– Middle Temple Inn
– Bank of England
– International Sugar Association
– Whitehouse Consultancy
– Lloyd’s of London
– Amnesty International
– Royal Courts of Justice

Excursions & Activities

In addition to the already packed timetables, we’ve included many leisure activities for you to participate in. You’ll also have the opportunity to travel to various famous attractions and historical landmarks of the United Kingdom via guided coach tours. The actual location will depend on the summer session you attend as well as the amount of time you spend with CSI. Learn more about:

Receive College Credits

Not only will you receive one of the most memorable experiences in your life, every week of Cambridge Summer Institute is equivalent to 2-3 ECTS or 1-1.5 US credits. For example for attending a 4-week session, you should receive 8-12 ECTS or 4-6 US credits from your college or university. Because regulations and policies are different for every university, please check with your study abroad or international studies department for credit availability and procedures.

Hundreds of universities have already granted credits for students participating in CBL International programmes worldwide – get in touch with us to find out how to make that happen.


Our university courses include single room accommodation with shared bathrooms within a college of the University of Cambridge (UK). All the rooms are within walking distance of the teaching rooms and dining halls.

Breakfast is included with all course programmes. If you would like lunch and dinner provided for you, there is an additional charge of 280 GBP per summer session (2 weeks).

Learn more about Accommodation.

Application Process

Applying for a Cambridge Summer Institute Programme is simple.

You can either fill out our online application form or download and complete the PDF application form.

If you have additional questions, contact our Academic Advisors at or call them at +44 (0) 1865 236 580. They will gladly guide you through your various options and assist with your booking.