Study Abroad in Cambridge, England

Quick Facts | Why Cambridge? | City Description | Host Institution | Housing | Excursions

Course Offerings | Costs & Dates | What’s Included | Program Itinerary | FAQs

Quick Facts

Host Institution: Semester and Academic Year programs:

  • Anglia Ruskin University
Eligibility Rules: click here
Academic Focus: Business, Economics, Fine Art, Graphic Design, English and Media, Music and Performing Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, Social Work, Nursing, Medical Science, Biomedical Science, Forensic Science, Computer Science, Life Science, Sports Science, Vision and Hearing Science, Psychology. (Click here for Course Offerings)
Housing: Students live in one of Anglia Ruskin’s residence halls, which consists of cluster flats, each with 3-10 single occupancy bedrooms, shared kitchen, and Internet access. Meals are not included. The residence halls are anywhere between a 5 and 15 minute walk from campus. For further details about housing in Cambridge, please click here!
Sample Day Excursions: Dover Castle & CanterburyStonehenge & Bath, Leeds Castle, Windsor Castle, Oxford

Why Cambridge?

  • Intellectual city located on the River Cam
  • Large student population
  • Something for everyone! Premier art museums, theatre, music, festivals, literature, film & sport
  • 1 hour from London by train
  • King’s Parade street is always full of students!

City Description – Small city of 124,000

Cambridge is a small, cosmopolitan city located just 50 miles northeast of London, just a  bit under an hour on the train! With its location on the River Cam, you are sure to be afforded beautiful views. The city of Cambridge has so much to offer its students, with architecture both historic and new, sports teams to support, as well as a focus on the arts. Boasting several festivals and fairs taking place throughout the year, you are sure to find plenty of entertainment throughout your stay. Set aside some time to enjoy fabulous theatre and music performances, take in the famous King’s College Chapel and Choir on the campus of the prestigious University of Cambridge, and enjoy the city’s wonderful literary history.

The city offers a very scholarly atmosphere, as roughly 20% of Cambridge’s population is students. This gives you the opportunity to meet plenty of other students from around the world, who attend not only Anglia Ruskin University, but the University of Cambridge as well. Take advantage of studying in the same city as famous scientists Stephen Hawking, Charles Darwin, and Isaac Newton, as well as author C.S. Lewis, and actor Eddie Redmayne. Students fill the area surrounding the universities, especially a street called King’s Parade. With something to offer each and every student, the atmosphere in Cambridge is something you will not soon forget.

Anglia Ruskin University

In the intellectual city of Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin University serves 39,400 students across three campuses. ASA students will take all their classes at the main campus in Cambridge, and will be able to take advantage of state-of-the-art forensic laboratories, multimedia recording studios, and an expansive library that are open to students 24 hours a day. A complete rennovation and expansion of the on-campus gym has recently been completed as well. The Mumford Theatre provides entertainment from professional, local, and student groups. Overall, Anglia Ruskin has invested £122 million in facilities over the last five years and plans to invest £98m over the next five years, making the school an impressive, evolving place to study.

Anglia Ruskin has an expansive international student population, with students hailing from dozens of different countries. With a Student Services team that ranks among the best in the UK, there is always something going on around campus for students to get involved in.

The Cambridge campus was recently awarded £1 million from the HEFCE Revolving Green Fund for their Combined Heat and Power plant, and the university is making great strides as a whole to improve sustainability.


ASA semester students in Cambridge will live in Anglia Ruskin’s CB1 residence hall, which consists of cluster flats, each with 3-10 single occupancy bedrooms, shared kitchen, and Internet access. Meals are not included. The residence hall is approximately a 15-minute walk from campus.

In addition to flats, the CB1 development includes a range of shops, restaurants, and bars. It’s close to the railway station and a short walk from Cambridge Leisure Park which has a cinema, bowling alley, gym, and more. Residence hall staff is available on-call 24 hours a day.

Full details about ASA housing, as well as answers to commonly asked questions, can be found on our Housing page.


ASA semester programs in Cambridge include 2 day excursions. Destinations may vary by term. Past terms have included trips to:

  • Stonehenge and Bath (day excursion) – Stone circles, magic, mysticism, and the legend of King Arthur are all part of the story of Stonehenge, a 5,000-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, visit Bath, where you can drink the healing waters, visit the Roman baths, and take in stories of Jane Austen and high society.
  • Dover Castle and Canterbury (day excursion) – Just like the pilgrims in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales! Explore Canterbury’s cobbled streets and Canterbury Cathedral. Next, it’s off to Dover Castle and the famous White Cliffs of Dover.

Costs & Dates

Please CLICK HERE for Costs and Dates.

What’s Included – ASA Cambridge Program

  • HOUSING: Single room in Residence Hall with kitchen facilities. Meals are not included. For further details about housing in Cambridge, please click here!
  • TUITION for the maximum number of credits indicated on the program course offerings page. Enrolling in more than the maximum number of credits (if permitted by the host institution) will result in an additional fee.
  • ACADEMIC CREDITS: Students who receive pre-approval from their home institution can transfer the credits they earn to their home institution.
  • OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT: Final transcript is issued by Anglia Ruskin University. Upon completion of the program, ASA will provide one free shipment of your final transcript to your U.S. institution.
  • EXCURSIONS: 2 day excursions, locations to be decided.
  • INTERNET ACCESS: Students will have free Internet access at their host institution and in their program housing.
  • AIRPORT PICK-UP: Group ground transportation is provided from London Heathrow (LHR) airport for students who arrive on the official arrival date, by the designated time.
  • SITE DIRECTOR: Students will have an on-site director to assist them with any academic or cultural difficulties they may encounter.
  • MEDICAL INSURANCE: Comprehensive international medical insurance is included.  For full details on benefits and coverage, please click here.
  • VISA ADVISING:  While students are ultimately responsible for obtaining their visa (if required for their term/host country), ASA will provide detailed, helpful information upon acceptance as to which visa students will need and how to go about applying for one.  Please click here and scroll down to “Student Visa Information” to find out if a visa is required for your program.

Not Included:

  • Round trip airfare and travel expenses to and from the program location
  • Books, materials, lab fees
  • Local transportation
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals
  • Meals on excursions
  • Laundry
  • Student Visa, if required
  • Transportation from the airport if the student does not arrive on the official arrival date by the designated time
  • Transportation back to the airport at the end of the program
  • For academic year students or those enrolling in more than one session, housing and all other ASA services and benefits are not provided during the break between sessions

Click here for Billing Information and Cancellation/Refund Policy

NOTE: If you need a “Costs of Attendance” budget for your financial aid office, or if you simply want an estimate of the not-included costs listed above, please click here. 

Program Itinerary

Please CLICK HERE for detailed program itineraries.


If you have questions about HOW TO APPLY and make sure your credits transfer back to your home university, please CLICK HERE.

We encourage both prospective students and parents, as well as those who have already been accepted to an ASA program, to visit our INFORMATION LIBRARY. Here you will find tons of helpful info to help you know what to plan for and what to expect, such as:

  • ASA Guide to Study Abroad
  • Student Visa info
  • Medical Insurance info
  • Booking your flight
  • Financial Aid info