The information on this page applies to the 2023-2024 academic year and will be updated for 2024-2025 in due course.
Peterhouse welcomes applications from students studying at universities outside the UK who would like to be visiting undergraduates for a full academic year.
Visiting students are current undergraduates from universities outside the UK who are accepted to study in Cambridge for a full academic year.
We are able to consider visiting students in the following subjects:
- Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic
- Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
- History and Modern Languages
- History and Politics
- Human, Social, and Political Sciences
- Natural Sciences
- Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion
Prospective undergraduate Visiting Students should complete the Visiting Student Application Form and submit the required supporting documents (an academic reference, current university transcript and high school transcript). The deadline for application is March 1 for entry the following October. We expect applicants to provide us with the most up-to-date references and transcripts possible.
Once we have received applications, we will shortlist applicants and will contact those shortlisted to arrange a virtual interview.
You might find that the International entry requirements page for undergraduates is a useful guide. We do, however, consider applicants whose high school results are lower than this if their university transcript shows consistently excellent achievement in their current studies.
We also expect applicants who do not speak English as their first language to have one of the listed English Language qualifications at the standard indicated.
Visiting students have very similar experiences to Cambridge undergraduates. They will receive supervision-style teaching (teaching in small groups), attend lectures and live in College accommodation.
Visiting students do not sit exams at the end of the year unless they are required to do so by their home institution. Instead, they receive a Certificate of Study from the College, a transcript of the modules they have taken and a copy of supervision reports. The University of Cambridge does not operate the ECTS credit system but will receive an ECTS equivalent for the course they have studied. One term of study at Cambridge is equivalent to approximately 20 ECTS credits.