Study Abroad

Cambridge University Partner College

  • Location: Cambridge, England
  • Minimum GPA: 3.8
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Class Eligibility: Juniors


You must first go through an internal application process and be nominated by the Haverford Oxbridge Faculty Committee. The deadline for this internal application is December 4.

We have a partnership with:

If recommended, you will then receive an application to the specific college. Because we have specified agreements with partner colleges, if you apply, and are accepted, you are required to attend. The application itself is a binding contract. See handout: Procedures for Applying to Partner Oxford and Cambridge Colleges. Not 100% sure? Apply to any of the other colleges that accept junior year abroad students.

  • Visa:

    Any student from the U.S. coming to the U.K. to study for 6 months or longer MUST get a U.K. Visa before departure. Haverford students studying abroad in the UK must qualify for a Tier 4 General Student Visa under a Points Based System (PBS). Visas must be obtained through the nearest British diplomatic post (Embassy, High Commission, or Consulate-General).

    See the NAFSA site for information on the application process, the UK Visa and Immigration website to apply, and the UK Immigration and Visa Enquiry site with questions.

    Non-US citizens should consult with Cambridge and Denise Allison, Director of International Student Services, before applying to the program.

  • Fees: Upon nomination, a $500.00 non-refundable deposit is required. Students pay tuition to Haverford College, which will then be responsible for paying the program directly.


Academic Credit

One full year at Cambridge = 8 credits at Haverford. Students who do not complete the year will not receive ANY credit. NO EXCEPTIONS. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES CAN STUDENTS COMPRESS THEIR PRIMARY OR SECONDARY TUTORIAL TO LESS THAN 8 WEEKS OR 4 WEEKS, RESPECTIVELY!


It is expected that most Visiting Students will spend the year studying a single subject, although in certain cases it may be possible to arrange tutelage in a combination of two subjects. Applicants wishing to study a ‘minor’ subject should make this clear at the time of application. Once the subjects to be studied by a Visiting Student have been agreed upon (normally, at the time a place is offered), it is expected that changes will not be made unless there are exceptional circumstances. To clarify, if you are accepted to study history, you cannot go and study philosophy unless you indicated prior to acceptance that philosophy would be a minor subject.

Course Highlights


Note: Changes occur frequently. Students are responsible for finding the classes they need and consulting the official site of the institution.

Review the Full Academic Requirements for Studying Abroad



Number of Students

About 350, with 40% undergrads. Lucy Cavendish has a large portion of international students, with over 60 countries

Housing/Meal Plans

Students are responsible for room and board fees.

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  • Year: Early October to mid-June

Application Deadlines

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  • Year: December 4

Faculty Contact

Judy Owen

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