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University of Cambridge, Pembroke College

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Program Information


Cambridge, United Kingdom


Academic Year, Spring



Minimum Language Requirement


Areas of Focus

Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM


Direct Enrollment


Pembroke College, founded in 1347, is one of Cambridge's oldest and most attractive colleges. It is ideally situated in the center of Cambridge, within a few minutes walking distance of most University buildings. Admission to Pembroke College is rolling and the semester option normally fills well before the stated deadline. Early application is strongly recommended. For more information, review the Cambridge University Alternative Prospectus for student-written information about the colleges, academics, and student life.

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Detailed information about this program, including courses, housing, and fees, is available on the program website.

In order to study abroad for credit, you must complete two applications. You will need to both apply to your program for admission (via the program website) and apply to Yale for approval to receive credit.

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Given the highly independent nature of the supervision system, Pembroke requires that visiting students be juniors at the time of their enrollment. Admission is rolling and available spaces normally fill well before the stated deadlines. Students applying for either the full year or two spring terms are advised to apply in January or February of their sophomore year.

Applications are now open for the Spring Semester Programme 2021, and Combined Semester Programme 2020-21 at Pembroke College (year long program).

Applications for the 2020-2021 year-long program will close May 1, 2020. Applications for the spring semester program 2021 will close on July 1, 2020.


Cambridge operates on a trimester system. You can attend for the full year or for the equivalent of Yale's spring semester. If you choose to go for a spring semester only, you will be completing two trimesters at Cambridge (two/thirds of their academic year). You are not allowed to participate in the program for a single trimester.


If you complete two trimesters at Cambridge (the equivalent of Yale's spring semester) you will be eligible to earn 5 general Yale credits. If you complete the full year program, you will be eligible to earn 9 general Yale credits. 

Direct enrollment vs. study abroad provider

You can choose to either apply directly through the university for admission, or apply through the following study abroad provider: IFSA.

Yale students may apply for the spring semester program only through IFSA.

Applying through a study abroad provider still allows you to directly enroll at the university, but with an additional level of services and support. Because of these additional services, it often costs more to study abroad through a provider than to apply directly through the university. We encourage you to research both options before making a decision. If you have any questions, contact a study abroad adviser.