We are a top-performing international boarding college located in the centre of Cambridge, one of the world’s most prestigious university cities. Since our foundation in 1994 we have helped thousands of boarding students to achieve outstanding academic results and join some of the world’s best universities. We are recognised as one of the best places in the UK for international students to live, learn and thrive.

We offer high-quality GCSE, A-level and International Foundation Programmes in a vast selection of courses. Urban contemporary boarding & accommodation available, the perfect environment to live, study, make friends and enjoy extra-curricular activities.

  • Cambridge’s outstanding international college. Students from 50 different nationalities. 71% A* – A at A level, 69% 9-7 at GCSE, 76% average foundation score.
  • A pathway to elite universities. One-third of A level students progress to top 5 UK universities and 66% to Russell Group. 70 students to Oxford and Cambridge University in recent years.
  • Live, learn and thrive at the heart of the world’s most prestigious university city. Students access world-renowned Cambridge facilities faculties and colleges. Oxbridge educated tutors are well placed to support student’s application.
  • A campus designed for international students. Four boarding houses offer more than 400 on and off-campus student beds. On-campus gym, sports hall, library, basketball court, music studies and much more.


Spend a term studying the British curriculum and improving your English whilst boarding in the heart of one of the UK’s most exciting cities.

Why study with us? 

  • Improve your written and spoken English
  • Live and study in one of three beautiful, historic and vibrant British cities
  • Study the globally recognised and admired British curriculum
  • High-quality accommodation and pastoral support included
  • Study and live with ambitious students from around the world

Whilst you study you will become a full member of our diverse student community, with access to our exciting extra-curricular programme of weekly clubs, sports and activities, evening lectures, and university study preparation sessions.

Upon completion of your studies, you will receive a comprehensive academic report and completion certificate to take home. If you enjoy your time here, you can also choose to join the full GCSE or A Level course and complete your university studies in the UK or at home.

Please note that there are limited places on these courses available.

Course overview 

You will be joining students from around the world studying on our established GCSE (14–16 years) and A Level (16–18 years) programmes. Your weekly study programme will be a combination of academic subjects and English language lessons.

Full board accommodation will be included in one of our college boarding houses.

The fees listed cover tuition and boarding for the stated duration of study.

Course fees

Sept. 2020 – Dec. 2020 one term
DLD College London £17,360
Abbey College Cambridge £16,200
Abbey College Manchester £13,375

Boarding (Images)

Purbeck House Studio Room
Purbeck House Split Apartment Bedroom
Purbeck House Split Apartment Lounge
Purbeck House Ensuite Bathroom
Tripos Court Standard Room
Tripos Court Large Room
Tripos Court Large Room
Tripos Court Shared Kitchen
Tripos Court Common Room
Abbey House Laundry Room

Case Studies


  • Results: A*A*A*AC and 8

“My friends and my teachers made me enjoy every minute of lessons. Teachers always want more from us, they’re really good and motivate us to make us do our best.

I have some very nice memories of my time here, Badminton club was really fun, and playing with good players helped me improve as well. I wanted to see how life is away from my country, it was a great time and a nice experience. I’m very happy I came.”


  • Originally from the United States of America
  • A-levels & GCSEs taken: English Language (A), Chemistry (9), Economics (7), Maths (7), Biology (7), Physics (7)

“The teaching staff are very helpful and knowledgeable in the areas they teach; they provide lessons after school to help with specific topics. I like that Cambridge is a large town.”


  • Studied Maths (A*), Further Maths (A*), Physics (A) and Economics (A)
  • Destination: University of Cambridge to study Land Economy 

“Abbey College Cambridge is a nice place to study and live. Teachers are good, they answered all the questions that I asked, and helped me to understand topics more clearly than I did before. Outside of classes I enjoyed hanging out with friends and playing in Badminton Club. I learned many things studying here.”


Buthayna Hamed

Senior International Regional Manager
Middle East, Africa & Americas

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