Study at Abbey College Cambridge

Study in the UK at one of the top independent colleges in the country.

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.

Medicine Foundation Programme - Pathway

Successful completion of our Medicine pathway opens up progression opportunities to study Medicine at both Aston University and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN). Students need to have previously completed one year of level 3 study in Biology to be eligible for the Medicine pathway.


Aston University 75% Overall with 70% in Chemistry and Biology. IELTS 7.5
University of Central Lancashire* 70% Overall. IELTS 7.0


Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4
Biology Biomedicine Chemistry Mathematics for Medicine

Boarding (Images)

Orchard House Shared Bathroom
Tripos Court Large Room
Tripos Court Large Room
Tripos Court Shared Kitchen
Tripos Court Common Room
Tripos Court Laundry Room
Purbeck House Split Apartment Lounge
Abbey House Ensuite Bathroom
Abbey House Larger Single Room
Abbey House Common Room
Abbey House Study Area
Abbey House Laundry Room

Case Studies


  • Originally from Iran
  • Studies International Foundation Programme Medicine Pathway at Abbey College Cambridge
  • Destination: Medicine at the University of Belgrade

“Abbey Cambridge is a caring environment. Teachers are very caring and they help us a lot, both academically and in real life. Graduating from Abbey College Cambridge has been one of the best moments in my life, as I will get to see all my achievements and accomplishments.”


  • Studied Chemistry (A*), Physics (A*), Maths (A*), Further Maths (A*)
  • Destination: Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol

“Abbey Cambridge is a very friendly community. During my 18 months here I have learned a lot from my friends. We not only help each other with our studies, but we have discussions and so learn of the perspectives of different cultures.”


  • Originally from Iran
  • Has taken up International Foundation Programme Science Pathway at Abbey College Cambridge
  • Destination: Psychology at Newcastle University

“My teachers are so supportive, helping me a lot in different ways, like giving me very good revision booklets at the end of every term. Cambridge is a very calm place, my goal is to get good results, go to university, and make good friends.”


Buthayna Hamed

Senior International Regional Manager
Middle East, Africa & Americas

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With fees ranging from £7,000 - £32,000 per-annum (not including accommodation prices)