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Cambridge

For many students, Cambridge is one of the first cities that come to mind when thinking about studying in the UK, due to the worldwide reputation of the iconic University of Cambridge. What many students don't know is that they don't need to have top grades to study in the city of Cambridge

Cambridge

Study in one of the most famous cities in the UK

For many students, Cambridge is one of the first cities that come to mind when thinking about studying in the UK, due to the worldwide reputation of the iconic University of Cambridge. What many students don't know is that they don't need to have top grades to study in the city of Cambridge, as there are various universities with different entry requirements.

Even though the city has a rich past, it is strongly oriented towards the future. Cambridge is considered UK's version of the Silicon Valley, due to growing numbers of tech businesses in the area. Studying in Cambridge means you'll get the chance to be at the heart of innovation in various fields or work and study.

Attractions & Things to Do

Cambridge is considered the Venice of the UK. Naturally one of the best ways to see the city is by taking a punt tour on the river Cam. Punting is a long-standing tradition in Cambridge and it's a fun way to explore the city and see some of the best views.

The city hosts a vibrant and diverse selection of festivals throughout the year. You can have fun with your friends at the Beer Festival, Comedy Festival, Folk Festival, Rock Festival, Strawberry Fair, Film Festival or Winter Fair, to name just a few. There's no excuse to not go out of the house every other weekend.

Cambridge is a small and compact city, so you can reach any part of the city on foot. You can explore the city's beautiful streets while keeping an eye for shopping deals around the market area. Go around the pebbled Market Square for special items and Rose Crescent and Trinity Street for boutique shops and chic cafes.

Living costs per week

Accommodation Transport Food
£110 £12 £26

Transportation

The nearest airport is London Stansted Airport, one of the biggest airports in the UK. It takes just one hour to travel from London by train (National Railway) and about two hours by bus (National Express).

Cambridge is a compact city and being fairly small it's easy to walk everywhere. 

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