The Cambridge Scholars' Programme helps intelligent high school students pursue their passions, prepare for university, explore Britain and Paris, build their confidence and have lots of fun making friends from around the world.
One Week: Saturday, July 15th - Saturday, July 22nd
Two Week: Saturday, July 22nd - Sunday, August 6th
Paris: Sunday, August 6th - Friday, August 11th
We operated live and in-person in summer 2022, and expect to operate normally in summer 2023, but will follow any requirements of the British government in the UK and French government in Paris. Please visit our Covid policies page to learn more.
Our mission is to help intelligent high school students aged 14-18 reach their full potential and prepare for their amazing futures. We help you achieve more through:
Learn from a wide variety of interesting subjects going beyond the school syllabus to help prepare you for university learning. Pick and mix from our diverse course list to pursue your passion or try out different subjects to find your favourite.
Live and study in a beautiful Cambridge college to help you prepare for the indepedence of university life. Practice making new friends, gain experience living away from home, and be inspired by our historic college setting.
Learn about British history and culture on our many trips - and optionally continue on to Paris. Visit castles, palaces, museums, cathedrals and more.
Quickly make new friends and create lifelong memories. Pick enriching afternoon activities and have fun in the evenings.
CSP has been the greatest experience of my life. Every day was something new, unique, intriguing, and incredible. The trip to Paris has been equally if not more incredible than Cambridge. The rich history and culture is priceless and every excursion we take is worth the entire trip!Lucas D.
La Canada H.S., CA
Many thanks for a memorable experience at Cambridge! They were definitely three of the best weeks of my life. The experiences I had as a member of the programme were uniformly fantastic. The courses were great. The organized activities were fun. And the trips were enriching.Eric M.
Phillips Academy, MA
We let you pick and choose your courses from our wide selection, so that you can try a range of subjects tailored to your interests.
Unlike many summer schools that save costs by hiring inexperienced students to teach, we only hire the best teaching staff.
Our courses help to bridge the gap between school and university, teaching transferable skills and pushing your academic horizons.
Our full course offering during our longer two weeks is as follows:
|Option One||Option Two||Option Three||Option Four|
|Free Time||Free Time||Free Time||Free Time|
|Business Psychology||Cosmology||English Literature||Computer Science|
|Cambridge Thinking||Criminal & Forensic Psychology||International Relations, Politics & Leadership||Debate|
|Chemistry||Economics & Finance||Journalism||Essay Writing|
|Engineering||Essay Writing||Mind Games||Law|
|International Relations, Politics & Leadership||Mind Games||Superstrings||The Quantum Universe|
|9 am - 10:30 am||10:45 am - 12:15 pm||1:30 pm - 3 pm||3:15 pm - 4:45 pm|
The classes generally encouraged me to think independently and present my own ideas to the group, and increased my confidence. The classes were far more engaging than typical school classes - the tutors wanted to focus on what interested us about the subject rather than being dictated by a curriculum like in school. My parents were overwhelmed with (and I think jealous of) my experiences - they got something better back than they sent away!
- Now at the University of Oxford
Personally, I was worried about the classes and whether or not I would be able to keep up, as I wasn’t sure what they would be like and how different they would be from what I was used to. In the end, everything turned out to be fantastic. The tutors were patient and they were always willing to help. I have gained confidence and determination. I have been inspired and motivated even further to do well in school and in life. This was, by far, the best summer of my life.
Aurora L., - Walnut High School, California
You’ll have plenty of photo opportunities on our comprehensive trips around Britain. These are more extensive than most British summer schools so that you can visit and go inside all the most important sites in the country.
We have a trip before classes begin, ensuring that you make friends over shared experiences.
Paris is one of the greatest, most beautiful cities in the world. Explore its main sites on our Paris trip, spend more time with your new friends and make the most of your adventure in Europe!
The British Museum
Houses of Parliament
The London Eye
Arc de Triomphe
St Paul's Cathedral
Tower of London and London Bridge
Palace of Versailles
There is simply no other program as complete as the Cambridge Scholars’ Programme. It’s extremely fun, but also intellectually stimulating.Carlie E.
It has the perfect balance of classes, free time, extracurriculars, and travel. The tutors are all brilliant, and the staff are so friendly and fun to be around. I benefited from the trips by becoming more culturally enriched. I saw the Rosetta Stone, Stonehenge, the Roman Baths, toured Parliament, went to a play at the West End, and so much more.
Judging from my friend's feedback who attended another programme, the classes here are a lot more enriching, and no other programme can compare with our trips because we just go to so many places, even without including Paris. I've learnt a tonne from the courses and trips, and been exposed to a whole new style of living. Yes I would recommend it because the courses and the trips are a lot better than what's on offer from other summer schools. It was my first summer school, and it couldn't have been better!Jerrell O.
Nexus International School, Malaysia
The earlier activities are designed to quickly help you make new friends. Most students arrive not knowing anyone else, but by the end you will be sad to leave your fantastic new friends.
We offer a wide range of activities to ensure that you will have an incredible time. In the afternoon you could gain experience starting a business or acting as a lawyer in court, or preparing for calculus or the SAT, while in the evening there will be sports, parties, a casino night, Graduation Ball and more!
Being put into new situations is daunting, but there is a friendly atmosphere and you will develop your confidence experiencing new things in a safe environment – helping to prepare you for the beginning of your college life.
|Afternoon activities||Evening activities||Sunday activities (optional)|
|ACT/SAT Prep||Activities to get to know people:
||Free time in the morning for Church|
|Business: Founding and Building Companies||Physical Activities:
|Law: Mock Criminal Trial||Others:
|Afternoon activities||Evening activities||Sunday activities (optional)|
Like most people I didn’t know anyone going but this was fine - everyone was so friendly and the early activities and trips ensured we quickly bonded. I have made many fantastic friends across the world that I will definitely keep in contact with in the future.Mirco F.
Johanneum Gymnasium Homburg, Germany
I truly had the best summer of my life! I changed this summer: I got a lot more confident, I have grown so much through this experience and I feel a lot more mature. I’ve gained so many great new friends that I still keep in touch with and I’ll visit them all someday. I would recommend CSP to all my friends!Jane H.
Liceo Artistico, Switzerland
Our wide, flexible variety of courses taught by passionate professors will help to prepare you for university education.
Our extensive trips will give you a comprehensive experience of British (and optionally French) culture and history.
You will quickly make fantastic new friends from around the world, gain confidence, and be better prepared to start university life.