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

Accommodation & 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 Nigeria
  • Studied International Foundation Programme Business Management and Economics Pathway
  • Destination: De Montfort University to study International Business

“My teachers and I are working towards my goals. They provide me with the support I need by putting on extra lessons during free periods. Studying here has turned me into an independent individual, and this is needed in business.

The college provides different activities for students which keeps everything around the school interesting, and staff members are always willing to help. Volunteering club gives me the opportunity to help in the community. It is a beautiful school that helps you to improve your talents.”


  • Originally from Nigeria
  • Studied: A level Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
  • Destination: University of Central Lancashire to study Medicine

“It’s special because of the amount of growth you experience in just two years. You don’t just grow as an individual but as a member of a dynamic community.

My dream is to be a doctor, studying at Abbey Cambridge will help me achieve this through the level of discipline I have learned here. The Pre-Degree Diploma Programme has helped me with the rigorous application to medical school, and especially with the interview process as we have mock interviews to prepare for the real thing.

My time at Abbey College Cambridge was two years well spent.”


  • Previous School: Atlantic Hall
  • Studied: A level Business Studies, Maths, and Physics
  • Destination: Loughborough University to study Electronic Engineering

“The college never lets students slack and pushes them to achieve their best. Teachers provide regular tests and homework and are willing to give extra help when you ask for it.

My favourite memories were the May Ball at Cambridge University and the friends I made in Cambridge. There is good diversity in the college and you can learn about other people’s culture. The new campus enables better and more convenient learning.”


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