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Cambridge University

The University of Cambridge, founded in 1209, has a world-wide reputation for outstanding academic achievement and is consistently ranked as one of the world’s best universities. It is formed of a variety of institutions, which include 31 Colleges and more than 100 academic departments. The Colleges are governed by their own regulations, but are integral to the make-up of the University of Cambridge. All students are members of a College; this is the place where they are being taught in form of supervisions, study, and where they benefit from welfare and tutorial support. The College is the place that offers opportunities for the students’ personal development. That is also the place where they eat, live, socialise.

St John’s College, which was founded in 1511, is one of the biggest Colleges in Cambridge and one of the most stunning places in the world for students to live and learn!

The College’s commitment is to offer a complete learning experience to its students and to enable them to make the most of their course, so as to fulfil their potential and exceed their own expectations. How is this achieved? Through endless and substantial personal attention and support!

  1. The supervision system, which is implemented at St John’s, allows all undergraduate students to devise a programme of study that suits their interests and needs, and arrange regular, small-group tuition sessions.

  2. A wealth of people offer practical support and advice to students.

  3. Plenty of financial initiatives are in place at St John’s, so as to ensure that students will be able to access the opportunities offered at the College, without financial worries and constraints.

St John’s Hong Kong Scholarship

Since October 2018, St John’s College has been offering a Scholarship Programme for Hong Kong Residents. The Scholarship is means-tested and the amount is determined by the financial circumstances of the recipient of the Scholarship. Any undergraduate course of study at Cambridge University is eligible, with the exception of Medical and Veterinary Sciences.

Facts about St John’s

  • The student body comprises 980 students in total, both undergraduates and graduates.

  • 15-20% of St John’s students come from overseas.

  • In 2019, more than 180 undergraduate projects and activities were partially or fully funded by St John’s College. These included Undergraduate Academic Research Projects, Exchange Programmes, Internships and Travel Grants.

  • St John’s has one of the largest College libraries in Cambridge, housing more than 105 thousands borrowable books.

  • There are more than 40 clubs and societies, all run by students.

  • St John’s students are allowed to stay at College accommodation and use College facilities during the Christmas and Easter holidays.

  • Cambridge graduates are among the most employable in the world; 6 months after graduation, 54.9% of Cambridge graduates are in employment.

  • The College's alumni include the winners of 11 Nobel Prizes and 7 Prime Ministers!

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Ms Katerina Marmara, Scholarships & International Administrator, Senior Tutor’s Office | | +44 (0)1223 338789

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