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Cambridge Summer School

Experience the Magic of Chemistry

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Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of chemistry.
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Experience the academic excellence of Cambridge University
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Dive into the realm of cutting-edge research
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Cambridge Chemistry Summer School

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Expert Faculty

Our summer school is led by experienced and dedicated chemistry professors who are renowned experts in their respective fields.

Comprehensive Curriculum

Our carefully crafted curriculum covers a wide range of topics, from the fundamentals of chemistry to advanced concepts.

Hands-on Laboratory Experience

Conduct experiments, analyse data, and develop your scientific skills under the guidance of experienced researchers, providing you with a solid foundation for your future scientific endeavors.

Collaborative Learning

We foster a collaborative and supportive learning environment where you can engage with fellow chemistry enthusiasts from around the world.

Key Topics

Chemistry Summer School Cambridge

Organic Chemistry
Dive into the world of carbon compounds, their structures, reactions, and synthesis methods.
Inorganic Chemistry
Explore the properties and behavior of elements and inorganic compounds, including their structures, bonding, and reactivity.
Physical Chemistry
Study the principles and theories that underpin chemical phenomena, such as thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, and spectroscopy.
Analytical Chemistry
Learn about various analytical techniques used to identify and quantify chemical substances, including spectroscopy, chromatography, and electrochemistry.
Discover the chemistry of biological systems, including the structure and function of biomolecules, enzymatic reactions, and metabolic pathways.
Laboratory Techniques
Develop essential laboratory skills, including safety protocols, experimental design, and data analysis.
Networking Opportunities
Connect with scientists, industry professionals, and like-minded peers from around the world. Engage in networking events, scientific discussions, and interactive sessions, fostering meaningful connections that may lead to future collaborations and career opportunities.

Our students love our Cambridge Chemistry Summer School

Our students love our Cambridge Chemistry Summer School

On average, 98% of our Summer School students would recommend our course to their friend - This is well above the industry average

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Live like a Cambridge Chemistry Student on the Summer School

Work like a Cambridge Chemistry StudentGain access to the wealth of resources Cambridge University has to offer. Make use of research centres, libraries, and internet databases to perform literature studies and improve your comprehension of chemistry topics.
Reside like a Cambridge StudentAll students will be allocated a college based on their date and subject. You can stay with a friend/sibling if you let us know in advance. All accommodation is single sex and wi-fi is available in all rooms.
Dine like a Cambridge StudentYou will have a traditional meal known as Formal Hall - You will dress up, dine by candlelight in the wonderful surroundings of Cambridge's dining hall.
Certificate of CompletionGet a renowned Certificate of Completion upon programme completion, acknowledging your commitment, progress as a thinker, and accomplishments throughout the Chemistry Summer School.

Cultural Immersion

Immerse yourself in the local culture and explore the vibrant city that serves as the backdrop for our summer school. Experience the unique blend of history and modernity while engaging with the local community and discovering the architectural wonders it has to offer.

Research Opportunities

You will be able to work on research projects with knowledgeable mentors in our Cambridge Chemistry Summer School. This resemble the experience of a Cambridge chemistry student by entailing autonomous investigation, data analysis, and presentation of conclusions.

The Summer school was an amazing experience. I made so many friends and got to experience what it's like to study at Cambridge! What I loved the most was how friendly everyone was and all the different activities I got to do! Would 100% recommend

Shuchi Chak Li

Hong Kong


What our programme includes

What you can expect from your Cambridge Chemistry Summer School programme:
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Certificates Provided
Designed by Cambridge academics
Open to ages 13-15, 16-17, 18-24
International and UK students
One-to-one personalised tutoring.


13 nights accommodation
Single-sex rooms
Breakfast & dinner provided
Individual bedrooms
Watch the recorded tutorials online.


40+ hours of academic teaching
Access to support materials post-course
Post-course evaluation from tutors
Designed on Cambridge syllabus
One-to-one personalised tutoring.


Trip to London
Activities e.g. Punting, Croquet
Formal Dinners
Explore Cambridge

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    Katherine Offers from Cambridge

    A bit about you

    I am a chemical enthusiast who has always been interested in the way atoms and molecules combine to form the world around us.

    What was your favourite part about the chemistry summer school?

    The hands-on laboratory experiments were my favourite part of the Chemistry Summer School. It was thrilling to walk into the lab each day and watch the wonder of chemistry emerge in front of my eyes. The physical and practical components of the topic intrigued me, from mixing chemicals to seeing colourful responses.

    How did it help with your Oxbridge chemistry application?

    The Chemistry Summer School aided my Oxbridge application by allowing me to interact with prominent academics and specialists in the area. During the summer school, their advice and mentorship provided me with a deeper understanding of the subtleties of chemistry as well as the most recent research achievements. This exposure to cutting-edge research, as well as the ability to debate complicated issues with senior academics, surely bolstered my candidature.

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    Helio offers from Cambridge

    Why do you want to study Chemistry at Chemistry?

    It would give me with the required foundation and resources to make substantial contributions to the discipline of chemistry while also pursuing my enthusiasm for scientific discovery.

    What was your favourite part about the chemistry summer school?

    The laboratory sessions established a collaborative environment in which we participated closely with our classmates. It was wonderful to see everyone’s passion and support as we discussed our findings, solved problems, and applauded each other’s triumphs.

    How did it help with your Oxbridge Chemistry application?

    The Chemistry Summer School provides several possibilities for networking and collaboration with other passionate chemists. I was able to improve my communication and cooperation abilities via group discussions, projects, and presentations. Oxbridge admissions committees place great value on these qualities since they show the ability to contribute to the learning environment and thrive in a collaborative environment.

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    2024 Summer School

    • 2 Week Chemistry Summer School
    • 13 Nights Accommodation
    • Certificates Provided
    • 1-1 Tutorials
    • Academic Workshops

    Frequently Asked Questions

    You might have some questions before booking your first lesson. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for in the FAQs, feel free to contact us!

    → What are the dates for the Chemistry Summer School in Cambridge?
    We have various available dates through the summer holidays and are taking bookings for 2024 now. The Cambridge Summer School will commence on Monday and finish on Friday, with students being able to take advantage of 6 nights of accommodation nearby from the Sunday evening. Contact us to find out more!
    → Who is eligible to enrol in the summer school Chemistry programme?
    We offer a summer school for different age ranges. Want a year 12 Chemistry summer school? Check out our 16-18 Cambridge Summer School, tailored for students who are about to apply in the current year or will be applying the year after. If you are looking for a summer school for 14-16 year olds, please contact our advisors and we'll be happy to help.
    → How do I apply for the Chemistry Summer School?
    You can book directly through our website and pay online. Alternatively, you can speak directly to one of our advisors who will give you more information and you can book with them to secure your place!
    → Are there any hands-on or practical sessions included in the curriculum?
    Yes, the Cambridge Chemistry Summer School may include hands-on or practical sessions as part of the curriculum. You will be engage in case studies or problem-solving activities that require you to apply your biological knowledge and skills to real-world scenarios. These practical exercises can enhance your critical thinking abilities and provide a deeper understanding of Chemistry concepts.
    → Will I receive a certificate or academic credit upon completion of the programme?
    Upon completion of the Chemistry summer school, all students will receive a certificate of attendance that they can use as part of their school application.
    → Is there an opportunity to interact with current Chemistry students or professionals during the programme?
    Absolutely! We've designed the summer school so that it allows you the opportunity to interact with a variety of professionals where you can ask questions about anything! You will also spend some time at the University of Cambridge with current chemistry students and gain an understanding of what it's like to study Chemistry at Cambridge.
    How will this programme benefit my future Chemistry studies or career?
    You will find that our Cambridge summer school for Chemistry will be beneficial at every step of your application journey! Your experiences will compound your desire to study Chemistry, which van be shared in your personal statement. You will reflect on your experience during your interview and you will use the knowledge gained as soon as you start school!
    → Are international students eligible to apply? If so, are there any additional requirements?
    Absolutely! We can arrange airport transfers and accommodation if you are joining us from abroad. You will need to double-check with your government body as to whether you will require a visa to travel. If you are unsure or would like support in organising this, please contact our advisors and we would be happy to help!
    → What is the policy for refunds or cancellations if I can't attend after registering?
    When you register for our Chemistry summer school, you will be asked to pay a £500 non-refundable deposit to secure your place. We do understand that circumstances may arise which could mean you are unable to attend your chosen date. If this is the case, please contact our advisors who will be able to advise you as to whether you are able to amend your date. Please note however, due to the high demand in places, this may not be possible.

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