Bucksmore Summer Programmes


World University Preparation (UK)

Short introduction to UK universities for 16-18 year olds


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World University Preparation is a 2 week summer course designed to give international students the best possible chance of gaining a place at a leading UK university. The course provides a detailed introduction to UK universities and the British application system. Students receive small group tuition on important subjects including the UCAS application system; succeeding in entrance interviews; and writing personal statements.

During the 2 week course students will also receive a talk from the Corpus Christi admissions tutor and individual meetings with the Course Director who is a leading expert and a current academic in British Higher Education and university preparation.

As well as being taught how and where to apply, the programme includes important lessons on IELTs Exams; Critical Thinking; and General Studies, which are all designed to prepare the student for the reasoned thinking expected by leading UK universities.

The final part of the syllabus is tuition on a specific subject area selected by the student before arriving. The choice includes Economics and Management; Science for Medicine; Mathematics and Introduction to the Arts. These subjects will be taught by current post-graduates or recent graduates of Cambridge University and are designed to get students thinking about their chosen subject at university level.

Course Details

World University Preparation (UK) includes:

  • 20 hours of individual, small group and group tuition per week
  • Visits to Oxford, Cambridge and London Universities
  • Full activity programme including games and cultural activities as well as free time to explore Cambridge with friends
  • Excursions to London, including an entrance to a play at Shakespeare’s Globe (depending on the theatre’s schedule)

More specific information can be found on the World University Preparation (UK) website: www.worlduniversitypreparation.com

Please click here for a sample 2 week timetable.

Locations offering World University Preparation (UK)


Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University

Corpus Christi College is the 6th oldest college in Cambridge University, established in 1352, and is one of the most famous and beautiful colleges in the whole university. The college is located in the centre of Cambridge and is only a…