Cambridge SciSearch

Cambridge SciSearch offers a unique 2-week residential experience at the world-renowned Jesus College, University of Cambridge. Our programme allows 16 to 19-year-old students from around the world to gain an insight into life as an undergraduate science student at the University of Cambridge. 

Short Courses

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)



Built at the beginning of the 12th century, the college’s chapelis the oldest university building in Cambridge still in use!The college itself was founded on the site of the 12th centuryBenedictine nunnery of St Mary and St Radegund in 1496. Toput this into context this is just approximately 50 years afterMachu Picchu – one of the seven wonders of the world builtfor the ancient Incan empire!


Our rigorous and exciting academic programmes are divided into three different teaching formats, which in combination provide a unique and relaistic insight into studying at The University of Cambridge.

Cambridge SciSearch passionately belives in the power of a STEM-based education, and in alignment with this principle, offers the following range of courses. All of our courses are based on subject material which constitutes a core part of the academic curriculum currently taught to first-year undergraduate science students at The University of Cambridge.


Excellent laboratory and computer suite facilities will provide the perfect setting for students to expand on topics covered in lectures and supervisions. A variety of techniques are used by students to enhance practical skills alongside providing context to the academic syllabus.Upon completion of mandatory safety talks, all students will be guided through a series of tasks in a style similar to undergraduate science degrees. This provides the perfect platform for practical classes at the university, alongside exploring the possibility of a future career in scientific research.


Several of our students obtained offers at the University of Cambridge in 2017.


Student services

Students are taught in lecture rooms, small group tutorials and practical rooms.

The majority of academic teaching is within Jesus College.

Housing services

All students will be made to feel at home in their own individual bedrooms with private ensuite bathroom. All rooms are clean,safe and comfortable, as well as being furnished to the highest standards. Where possible, male and female students are separated in different staircases and all students have access to kitchen facilities should they wish to prepare any additional food outsideof set meal times. Living in student accommodation, and eating in the traditional college dining hall gives a unique insight into the typical life of an undergraduate student.

Library services

24hr access to Jesus College Library to study.

University library is a copyright library – access to all published text in the UK.

ICT services

Yes – WiFi is freely available throughout Jesus College.

Medical services

Addenbrooke’s hospital is a 5-minute car journey away.

Students can access a local GP practice on the same day.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Cambridge is composed of 31 constituent colleges. In 2017, the Cambridge SciSearch Summer School Programmewill take place in one of Cambridge University’s most prestigious and centrally located colleges – Jesus College.Cambridge SciSearch Summer School is located just a 5 minute walk away from the city centre – where a wealth of shops, restaurants and cafes are on offer for students to explore. Students are welcome to explore the city centre at there leisure, provided that they remain within the designated geographical boundaries.

Sports facilities

  • Sports Afternoons/Evenings
  • Grass Court Tennis Sessions
  • Rowing Taster Sessions

Student clubs

Our summer school offers all the activities on offer from the University of Cambridge societies.

Activities can be formed upon student request.

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom