Cambridge University was founded in 1209, it is popularly known as the second oldest University in England and third oldest University in the world still existing.
The CambridgeUniversity and oxford University are closely knitted and share common historical traits, the CambridgeUniversity was built upon the landmarks of notable scholars.
CambridgeUniversity is structured in accordance with a federal system, the governing authorities of CambridgeUniversity are divided between the central administration and constituent parts.
CambridgeUniversity is made up of 31 component colleges and more than 100 academic departments which are categorised into 6 schools.
The mission statement of CambridgeUniversity is to effectively contribute to the society by pursuing education, learning and research.
CambridgeUniversity is a research centred University, whose focal point is intensive research and innovation.
The motto of CambridgeUniversity is ‘HincLucem et Pocula Sacra’(Latin) which literally means ‘From here light and sacred draught’, it can also be translated literally as ‘’From this place, we areenlightened and have precious knowledge’’.
The chancellor of Cambridge University is Lord Sainsbury of Turville and the Vice Chancellor is Sir Leseek Borysiewicz.
CambridgeUniversity has academic and administrative staff totalling9,723, and as at 2015/2016 session Cambridge has a total number of 19,660 students which is made up of 12,220 undergraduates and 7,440 post graduate students.
CambridgeUniversityis endowed with educational facilities which makes the learning process of students more interesting, CambridgeUniversity has eight cultural and scientific museums and prominent among them is the Fitz William Museum, Cambridge Libraries are regarded as one of the best libraries in the world, it is well stocked with books totally 15 million.
Not only is CambridgeUniversity one of the most prominent University, it has produced scholars who are reputable and acclaimed in their respective field of study, the number of alumni’s produced by CambridgeUniversity is comparable to none, Eminent Head of States, Philosophers, Politicians Artists, Writers, Lawyers, Mathematicians, Scientists, ninety-five Nobel laureates, Ten Sportsmen, 15 British Prime Ministers are associated with CambridgeUniversity.
Sir Isaac Newton a well renowned philosopher spent most of his years at CambridgeUniversity, Sir Francis Bacon, the man who developed Scientific method is also affiliated to CambridgeUniversity, Brenda Muller, Sigmund Fred, Augustus de Morgan, Sir Michael Atuyah. These people are just little in the lines of famous Scientists and mathematicians who passed through CambridgeUniversity.
CambridgeUniversity offers 30 undergraduate courses which ranges from Anglo- Saxon, Norse and Celtic to Economics.
According to the Times Higher university 2016, Cambridge University is considered the 4th best University in the world, Cambridge University is a University with outstanding pedigree, it has maintained an unbeatable standard over the years, it’s focus in research and core learning has endeared it to students all over the world.
Likewise, according to QS 2017, Cambridge University is rated the 4th university in the world, despite its years of existence it is still a force to reckoned with in terms of providing quality education and producing students who are making impacts in every facet of life all over the world.
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY ADMISSION
CambridgeUniversity has 29 (twenty-Nine) undergraduate colleges, the college is charged with the responsibility of providing undergraduate with accommodation.
The colleges are:
- Corpus Christi College
- Claire College
- Churchill College
- Christ’s College
- downing College
- Emmanuel College
- Fitzwilliam College
- Jesus College
- King’s College
- Lucy Cavendish college
- Marcy Edwards college
- Murray Edwards college
- Newnham College
- Magdalene College
- Pembroke College
- Peter house College
- queen’s College
- Robinson College
- Selwyn College
- Sidney SussexCollege
- St. Edmund college
- St. john college
- St. Catherine college
- Trinity college
- Trinity hill
Every undergraduate of CambridgeUniversity is a member of a college and also forms an integral part of the University as a whole.
Intending students that wants to apply into CambridgeUniversity must do so through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admission Services) the core role of the organisation is to ensure that the application process of students is hitch free.
Students are also required to complete the SAQ, known as Supplementary Application Questionnaire, every student are expected to select their application before or by 15th October each year.
Applicants will also have to take a written assessment either before the interview (pre interview) or during the interview.
Applicants outside European Union Countries will also have to complete a Cambridge Online Preliminary application (COPA) in addition to SAQ and pay the application fee of £30applicants must also choose the college they most prefer.
There are specific application guidelines for international graduate applicants which varies according to country, applicants are therefore advised to visit the official website of CambridgeUniversity in order to get guidelines suitable for their country.
Some of the necessary documents required during application includes:
- Academic Referees
All applicants must have taken and passed the English Proficiency test, application fee for graduate studies is £50
TUITION AND COST OF LIVING
The annual tuition for undergraduate students is estimated to be £9,250 for UK and European Union students. £16,608 – £50,130, depending on the course for non-European Union Students. medicine and veterinary medicine has the highest tuition.
Students are also expected to pay college fee, this fee covers the duration of your course in the University, the fee ranges from £6,580 to £12,264.
The living expenses excluding tuition and college fees is approximately estimated to be £10,080 to £12,500 which varies according to lifestyle.
The cost of daily living in CambridgeUniversity is relatively expensive, CambridgeUniversity is regarded as one of the most expensive universities in the world, hence, intending students must be well prepared for the high maintenance fees in other to avoid been financially stranded.
Prospective students should also be aware that college fees and tuitions in Cambridge is subject to upward review annually.
Cambridge University is a foremost university in the world, its flare for thorough research coupled with its remarkable output (successful Alumni) is what makes it a University to be desired.
Students of Cambridge University are well equipped with every skills and knowledge necessary to make them outstanding in their societies.