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Course summary

A free and fully-funded one-year residential course designed to offer a stepping stone to Cambridge for those who have experienced educational disadvantage. If you want to study courses in the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences, are ordinarily resident in the UK, and circumstances have prevented you from realising your academic potential, this is an opportunity not to miss. On the Foundation Year, you can expect a challenging academic curriculum in the arts, humanities and social sciences. This offers the best possible preparation for the rigours of a Cambridge degree course by broadening and deepening your knowledge and understanding as well as introducing you to the ways students learn at Cambridge. Foundation Year students will also benefit from being part of the University, including being part of a College community and having full access to all the University’s societies and facilities to pursue your interests. Finally, you will gain a nationally recognised Certificate of Higher Education on finishing the course and have the option to continue to a number of suitable undergraduate degree courses at Cambridge.


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2022.

If you already have a 2022 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

Course code:
FYC1
Institution code:
C05
Campus name:
Open application
Campus code:
9

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

This course is not open to international applicants. Please see website for eligibility: https://www.cam.ac.uk/foundationyear.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

This course has eligibility restrictions. Please find these on our website.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.cam.ac.uk/foundationyear


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

You will not be charged tuition fees for the Foundation Year. However, if you continue to study at Cambridge by progressing to a degree course, you will need to pay the tuition fee for that course.
Foundation Year in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at University of Cambridge - UCAS