University Guidance

University Guidance

Main universities where Cambridge International School students have been accepted:

Our School university guidance counsellors are qualified professionals, familiar with the universities (essentially US, the UK, Australia, Canada, Germany and beyond) where Cambridge International School students wish to continue their studies.

United State of America

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University of California (Berkeley), Duke University, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, Yale University, Northwestern University, Columbia University, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), New York University, University of California (Los Angeles), Cornell University, University of California (San Diego), Carnegie Mellon University, University of Minnesota, University of Washington, Michigan State University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Southern California, Dartmouth College, Boston University, Penn State (Main campus), Arizona State University (Tempe), University of Wisconsin (Madison), Princeton University, California Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana (Champaign), Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland (College Park), Purdue University West Lafayette, University of California (Santa Barbara), Brown University, Emory University, Washington University in St Louis, Vanderbilt University, Boston College, University of Virginia (Main campus), University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh campus) and other 650 Universities.

United Kingdom

University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, London School of Economics and Political Science, UCL, University of Manchester, Imperial College London, University of Edinburgh, Durham University, Queen Mary University of London, University of Glasgow, University of Bristol, University of Kent and other 135 universities.


ETH Zurich, University of Zurich, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and other more than 18 universities.


LMU Munich, RWTH Aachen University and other 21 Universities .

Rest of world

Australia - University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, Monash University, UNSW Sydney, Australian National University, University of Queensland.

Belgium - KU Leuven.

Canada - University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, McGill University, McMaster University.

China - Tsinghua University, Peking University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Honk Kong - The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong.

Japan - The University of Tokyo, Kyoto University

Netherlands - Erasmus University Rotterdam, Tilburg University, Delft University of Technology, Leiden University, University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University, Maastricht University

Singapoore - National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

South Korea - Seoul National University, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).

Applying To University in the UK

US admissions leaders on Cambridge students and the curriculum

They maintain relations with admissions directors and make frequent trips to see them, accompanied by interested students. They advise, guide and help our students to choose the universities which meet their preferences, their professional aspirations and their academic level. Together, they prepare the applications and monitor them as they pass through admissions procedures.

In preparation for this, the advisers counsel the students on important choices they must make during their A-level.

The below are the course you may apply for University undergraduate programs.


Mathematics is categorically not needed to study Economics at A Level, but at university level, it is essential for most courses. Further Mathematics is highly advisable and at some top universities, it is increasingly a requirement.

A-level Economics is described by most top universities as ‘desirable’. The Thinking Skills entry in this brochure describes the possible usefulness of taking the Thinking Skills Option as a preparation for the Thinking Skills Assessment test (TSA) that is required by Oxford if applying to read Economics and Management and by Cambridge if applying to read Land Economy.


Mathematics and Physics are required for all types of Engineering; Further Mathematics is strongly recommended for the top university Engineering courses. Chemistry is required for Chemical Engineering.

Mathematics, Computer Science

These courses will require Mathematics A Level and Further Mathematics is effectively essential for courses at competitive universities. For some computing courses, Physics may also be required.


These courses will require Mathematics A Level and Further Mathematics is effectively essential for courses at competitive universities. For some computing courses, Physics may also be required.


Most leading schools of Architecture require a strong portfolio of drawings (which in practice means that Art in the Sixth Form is necessary). Mathematics A Level and / or Physics can be helpful, too.