Foundation Year

The Cambridge Foundation Year is a free and fully-funded one-year residential course designed to offer a stepping stone to Cambridge for those who have experienced educational disadvantage. If you want to study courses in the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences, are ordinarily resident in the UK, and circumstances have prevented you from realising your academic potential, this is an opportunity not to miss.

Students will have the option of studying at Caius or one of the other participating Colleges, and will benefit from the community, support and academic stimulation this offers, which is intrinsic to the Cambridge experience.

Caius students Fatima and Cordelia sit down to tell us all about Cambridge's Foundation Year! This is a new course this year (2022 entry) for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, open to those who have experienced adverse educational circumstances that have prevented them from realising their academic potential.

Further information on applying to the Foundation Year Programme and the programme’s course structure and content may be found on the Foundation Year Website.