University of Cambridge Pembroke Cambridge Summer Programme

About the Program

The Pembroke Cambridge Summer Programme (formerly called Pembroke-King's Programme or PKP) offers an exceptional opportunity for undergraduates and graduates to experience Cambridge student life over six weeks. Living in Pembroke College, students choose three courses, from over 40 on offer, all ‘Cambridge’ in style, content and standard. Outside of class, a diverse and fun range of social, cultural and sporting activities is on offer, together with exciting travel options around the UK and Europe.

Independent Supervision Project

As part of the program, students have the option to conduct independent, self-directed research on a topic of their choice through the Independent Supervision Programme, working one-on-one with a Cambridge supervisor and expert in the field. Most students choose supervision topics in subjects such as English, History, Politics, Linguistics, Religion and Philosophy, Sciences, Engineering, Law, Economics, Finance and Business. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to do lab-based science supervisions.

Students applying for PCSP submit the separate Supervision Proposal Form through the partner's online application system. Please note that extra fees apply, and research is for personal interest only, not for transfer credit at UBC. 

Final program details will be published by the partner institution that manages this program and are generally updated on their program webpage. However, you must apply through Go Global to be considered for this program and ensure you follow the appropriate transfer credit process.

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Partner Institution
University of Cambridge
Program Dates

Early July to mid August

Country
  • United Kingdom
Area(s) of study
Applied Animal BiologyArtsBiologyCommerceCreative WritingEconomicsEnglishEnvironmental ScienceFilm StudiesGender, Race, Sexuality and Social JusticeHistoryInternational RelationsLiteratureManagementMathPhilosophyPolitical SciencePsychologyScienceTheatre
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
Application deadline
  • December 14, 2021

Additional Requirements or Restrictions

Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 out of 4.0 (~78%). Cambridge may consider students with extenuating circumstances.

Course Credits

You will enroll in 3 courses. Completion of the program will result in the equivalent of approximately 20 ECTS credits. Please note that 2 ECTS credits = 1 UBC credit.

Note that Pembroke College offers students the option for independent supervision on a research project, which is not eligible for academic credit at UBC.

Transfer credits are only granted for courses with academic content and may not be granted for cultural activities or internships. Please speak to an academic advisor if you have any questions.

Transfer credits and evaluated courses at this university

Check out the courses that other students have transferred back to UBC in the last 5 years. If you don't see a particular course you listed, it simply means you need to submit it as a new course request through the Transfer Credit Portal while abroad. For more information, please visit the Go Global Transfer Credit webpage.

Not all courses listed are offered through the summer program at this partner institution. This list is a general guideline only–research the partner's website for actual course offerings.

UBC Vancouver
Arts
UBC course: ARTH 2nd
Title: From the Battle of the Styles to High Modernism: the Making of the Modern Movement in Architecture
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-30
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Brands and International Marketing
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-08-09
UBC course: CPSC 2nd
Title: Cyber-Security
Partner course code: N/A Upper-Div
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-26
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Behavioural Economics and Public Policy
Partner course code: n/a
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-07
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Advanced Microeconomic Theory
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-06
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: A Global History of Contending Economic Thoughts and Economic Paradigms
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-07
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Introduction to Finance and Methods of Quantitative Analysis
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-07-04
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Behavioral Economics
Partner course code: ECON 3rd
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-15
UBC course: ENGL 2nd
Title: Literary London: from Shakespeare to Sherlock
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-08
UBC course: ENGL 355
Title: Reading Jane Austen
Partner course code: 4151 2518
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-28
UBC course: ENGL 3rd
Title: Cambridge Writers
Partner course code: ENGL
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-08
UBC course: Econ 3rd
Title: The Economics of Growth and Development
Partner course code: ECON 3560
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-08
UBC course: Econ 3rd
Title: Industrial Organisation
Partner course code: Econ N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-10
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Spooks and Spies: Anglo-American Intelligence and Statecraft, 1909 to the Present
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-10-27
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Spooks and Spies: Anglo-American Intelligence and Statecraft, 1909 to the Present
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-10-27
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: "Infinity Made Imaginable" The Glories of English Gothic Architecture
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-10-27
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Medicine and Disease in European History
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-10-28
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: The Rise and Fall of Europe from 1789 to the Present
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-29
UBC course: LING 3rd
Title: Language and Cognitive Effects of Bilingualism
Partner course code: 3050 299
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-08-09
UBC course: PHIL 230
Title: Good Life or Moral Life?
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-01
UBC course: PHIL 240
Title: TRUTH
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-03
UBC course: PHIL 451
Title: Metaphysics and Philosophy of Mind
Partner course code: PHIL
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-02
UBC course: POLI 260
Title: Understanding World Politics: a Critical Overview of Core Issues and Theories
Partner course code: POLI
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-01
UBC course: POLI 366
Title: The Political Economy of Global Politics: A Critical Introduction
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-04
UBC course: POLI 370
Title: Peace Building and Conflict Resolution
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-04
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Foreign Policy Analysis
Partner course code: POLI 3rd
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-05
UBC course: POLI 460
Title: FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS A
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-08-25
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: Foreign Policy Analysis
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-04
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Global Mental Health and Disability
Partner course code: 3477
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-13
UBC course: engl 355 (3)
Title: Reading Jane Austen
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-28
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Being Successful, Staying Ethical: The Art of Being a Good Boss
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-27
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Employability, Self-Marketing and Personal Branding
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-22
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Managing Strategic Alliances
Partner course code: COMM 3rd
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-13
Journalism
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Film and Theatre Journalism
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-03
Law
UBC course: LASO 3rd
Title: Introduction to English Common Law
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-02
UBC course: LASO 3rd
Title: ENGLISH COMMON LAW
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-25
Science
UBC course: CPSC 2nd
Title: Cyber Novice 2 Cyber Ninja: the Basics of Ethical Hacking (Theory and Practical)
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-19
UBC course: MATH 3rd
Title: Mathematics Workshop - The Art of Discovery
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-07-05
UBC course: SCIE 2nd
Title: The Behavioural Ecology of Animals and Humans
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-19
UBC Okanagan
Arts and Sciences
UBC course: ANTH 330
Title: Global Mental Health and Disability
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-07
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Contemporary Issues in Neuroscience
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-07
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: The Economics of Growth and Development
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-10
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Advanced Micro Economic Theory
Partner course code: ECON 4116-296
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-06
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Behavioural Economics and Public Policy
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-10
UBC course: PHIL 2nd
Title: Metaphysics and Philosophy of Mind
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-25
Management
UBC course: MGMT 3rd
Title: Managing Strategic Alliances
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-10
UBC course: MGMT 3rd
Title: Creativity, Business Innovations and Networks
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-13

Tuition and Fees

You will pay tuition directly to the partner institution for this program. 

The partner institution may charge other program fees such as application fees, housing costs, field trips, cultural activities, or other costs associated with hosting this program. Please check the partner webpage for details of program costs.

How to apply to a Go Global Summer Program

  1. Complete your research about the summer abroad program and ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria (UBCV / UBCO), including any partner or program-specific requirements. 
  2. Apply online by the Go Global deadline listed above. 
  3. Please submit only one application for the summer program of your choice. If selecting a program that has limited enrolment (e.g. "Summer Exchange"), include a second choice as a backup on the same application by selecting the "Add Item" button.
  4. Where applicable, select the "Summer Exchange" experience to pay tuition to UBC or the "Study Abroad" experience to pay tuition to the partner institution. If you select "Summer Exchange", be sure to include a backup choice.
  5. If you plan to do multiple experiences (e.g. more than one summer program, a term exchange and a summer program, etc.), please submit a separate application for each experience. Our team will review your application(s) and if successful, will nominate you to apply to the partner institution(s). 
  6. Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted, after the application deadline.
  7. If successfully nominated by Go Global, you will receive instructions on how to apply to the partner university.

Accessibility

If you are considering applying for a Go Global program and identify with having a disability or pre-existing health condition (mental or physical) which could impact your participation, or if you require academic accommodation, you can contact the following offices and meet with an Accessibility Advisor before the start of your program:

The Centre for Accessibility (Vancouver) 604 822-5844

Disability Resource Centre (Okanagan) 250 807-8053

Go Global Fee Adjustment Policy for Summer Abroad

The Go Global Fee ($415.00 CDN) is an administrative fee required for all applicants to Go Global programs. The fee is non-refundable. However, it may be adjusted under the following circumstances.

If you are not matched to a partner university

You are eligible to have your Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $93.25 (reduced by $321.75) if:

  • You have applied to Go Global but do not meet our minimum eligibility requirements

  • Go Global cannot match you to a partner university

  • The partner university does not accept your application and Go Global cannot find another option

If you withdraw from Go Global

To withdraw from your Go Global program, you must contact Go Global by email to request withdrawal. You will then be asked to complete a short withdrawal form.

Students who withdraw from Go Global by the relevant deadline below, will have their Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $321.75 (reduced by $93.25).

  • March 30: For summer programs

  • June 30: For UBC Winter Term 1 and Full-Year exchange

  • September 30: For UBC Winter Term 2 and Split-Year exchange

If you have questions, please connect with your Go Global advisor or email Go Global at go.global@ubc.ca.

Contact Go Global

You can contact Go Global by email, phone, in-person or virtually through Zoom.

Booking a virtual advising appointment

If you need to book an advising appointment, please complete the online request form. Appointments will be held through Zoom or by phone, and can be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm PT from Monday to Friday. 

If you require an appointment outside of these hours, contact Go Global and they will do their best to accommodate. Appointments outside of regular hours can only be accommodated virtually.

In-person drop-in advising hours

Starting Tuesday, Sep 7, Go Global will offer in-person drop-in advising at the UBC Life Building during the times below:

  • Tuesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Go Global 101: Virtual group advising sessions on Fridays

Sign up to attend a Friday group advising session online and learn more about the programs, talk to an advisor, or meet other students interested in Go Global programs.

Partner Institution
University of Cambridge
Program Dates

Early July to mid August

Country
  • United Kingdom
Area(s) of study
Applied Animal BiologyArtsBiologyCommerceCreative WritingEconomicsEnglishEnvironmental ScienceFilm StudiesGender, Race, Sexuality and Social JusticeHistoryInternational RelationsLiteratureManagementMathPhilosophyPolitical SciencePsychologyScienceTheatre
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
Application deadline
  • December 14, 2021