Cambridge: Pembroke-King's Programme


Purpose:  The Pembroke-King’s Programme (PKP) offers an exceptional opportunity for outstanding undergraduates at universities around to the world to experience Cambridge student life over eight weeks, the length of a regular University term. Living in Pembroke or King’s Colleges, students choose three courses from the fifty on offer, including courses in the arts, social sciences, business and management, humanities and sciences. All courses are ‘Cambridge’ in style, content and standard. Outside class, a diverse and fun range of social, cultural and sporting activities is on offer, together with exciting travel options around the UK and Europe. Included in the programme costs are tuition fees for three courses, usually worth 9-12 credits, housing, a partial meal plan and Formal Halls, a four-day visit to Scotland and a daytrip to London.

Qualifications: The programme is aimed at graduate and undergraduate students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 or equivalent at the time of application. At the very least participants must have completed a full academic course of instruction on a full time basis at their home universities by the time PKP begins. However the average GPA of successful applicants is well above 3.2 (the average in the last years few years being 3.65). At the very least, applicants will have spent one year on a degree course before the start of the programme. As a guideline PKP participants generally fall within the top 25% of their classes.


Cost: $8,100-8,300 (approximate). Includes LDS, undergraduate full tuition (increased cost for graduate and non-LDS students), international health insurance, housing, and approximately ten meals per week.


Additional Info: Students may receive BYU GE or Honors credit for all courses taken. Many courses will count towards Honors courses. Students must receive approval from their departments prior to departure to have these courses count toward their major requirements.


Cambridge is an ancient university city and you will be studying at two of its most venerable Colleges: Pembroke (founded 1347) and King’s (founded 1441). The city, filled with architectural gems and magnificent gardens, is strikingly beautiful and particularly charming in the summer. Students can look forward to punting on the River Cam, listening to choir music, enjoying the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival, taking in the treasures of the Fitzwilliam and other museums and libraries, enjoying High Tea and Formal Hall, among other academic and cultural delights. The Pembroke-King's Programme (PKP) offers, in addition to its more than forty courses, an exceptional opportunity for students to take advantage of the Cambridge tutorial or supervision system whereby an individual works directly with a faculty member or Cambridge PhD postgraduate student in weekly meetings, completing a series of research-based papers in their major subject area.


Approx. Yearly Deadline: February 14



Event Approx. Date Notes
Application Deadline February 14 Students must also apply directly to the Pembroke-King’s Programme at
Register for Cambridge classes    
Cambridge Program Dates June 26 - August 20 See website for updated dates



Resource Notes
BYU Cambridge PKP website  
Cambridge Pembroke-King's Programme website  


Friday, April 1, 2016