Immerse Education Pre College Chemistry Program for Teens at Cambridge University

Immerse Education Pre College Chemistry Program for Teens at Cambridge University

For a better future.

Dates and Tuition

Please check the course dates carefully as each course's schedule and holidays may be different.

Weekly course hours – 20

Age Range - 16-18 yrs

Session DatesDuration

2  weeks


2  weeks

Cambridge Chemistry Summer Program allows teens, ages 16-18- to explore bonding patterns of atoms and molecules, analyze periodic table, and learn thermodynamics of chemical reactions in Cambridge University.

Don’t You See There Is a Chemistry Between Us

If you want to know and move beyond the theoretical understanding of chemistry and explore stimulating topics such as sustainable chemistry, nanotechnology, and their implications on everyday life, then there is a chemistry between us.Do you know that Cambridge University, renowned for its many scientific research discoveries, has produced over 20 chemistry-related Nobel Prize winners? Wanna be the 21st?

Chemistry Summer School now welcomes you to start by having fascinating insights and hand on experiences this summer. One more thing: Would you also like to study at the famous Cavendish Laboratory, which continues to impact the world with its scientific breakthroughs - from splitting atoms to unravelling DNA?

Then let’s bond!

Why It is a Great Choice

  • Gain academic insights in Chemistry in an average Class Size Of 7 (Maximum 10 students)
  • Explore the subject of your curiosity to see if it fits your passion (1:1 Tutorials from Oxford and Cambridge University )
  • Participate in Future and Academic Skills Workshops (Develop key attributes such as personal branding, interview skills and academic writing)
  • Enjoy end-of-day social activities led by Mentors (Oxbridge undergraduates)
  • Receive detailed personal evaluation written by tutor and Certificate of attendance

Let’s Zoom into Cambridge Chemistry Summer Program for Ages 16-18


Founded in 1209, the University of Cambridge is the fourth-oldest university in the world and internationally renowned for its academic excellence, its beautiful college architecture and its prestigious and rich history. Are you ready to experience life as a Cambridge University student this summer?  All participants will be allocated to a college before arriving, based on their dates and subject choice. All colleges are central, historical, and have their own culture and character.

Course Description

In small class sizes, you will be guided by expert tutors who have honed their expertise through teaching undergraduate students at world-class universities, including the universities of Cambridge, Oxford, and Harvard.

You will explore novel concepts as in sample topics, mentioned below and share ideas in small groups of like-minded and ambitious peers from around the world.

Chemistry Course Sample Topics

  • Atomic Structure And Periodicity: You will take a closer look at the atom, by discussing some of the earlier models of atomic structure, including the Thompson, Rutherford, and Bohr models. Explore the atom, which forms the foundation of Chemistry and learn about the mole concept to perform important chemical calculations. You will also analyse the modern periodic table and discuss the fascinating trends that arise from this ordering.
  • Thermodynamics: In this module, the 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics, and the concepts of enthalpies and entropies of chemical reactions are introduced. Hess’s law of chemical thermodynamics is discussed as well as the use of the heat of formation for forming compounds. Participants also discuss more abstract, but engaging, ideas, such as spontaneous and nonspontaneous reactions.
  • **Compounds, Hybridisation and VSEPR Theory: **Twenty years prior to the development of quantum mechanics, G. N. Lewis introduced an organising principle in bonding known as the Lewis structures, which helps predict the covalent bonding pattern of atoms. It is also a means of visualising the atoms in a bond, and allows us to conceptualise bonding between different molecules. Molecular orbital theory (based on quantum mechanics) and hybridisation (combining of atomic orbitals) are other indicators of how molecules are structured, and provide a more detailed look into the mechanisms they may use to form compounds. Participants will also employ the Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion (VSEPR) theory to determine the angular inclinations of molecular structures.
  • **Personal Project: **Throughout the fortnight, participants will be working on their own personal project. Having been provided with a brief, participants should research and prepare a presentation for their peers. This will build upon an aspect of the theory that they have learnt over the course of the programme and is also an opportunity to showcase the academic research skills they have developed. The presentation is followed by questions from the audience and wider class discussion of particular points of interest.


Your summer school includes experiencing living in actual student accommodation in historic Cambridge University colleges. You will spend 13 nights in a central college of the University of Cambridge. All rooms are single occupancy with shared bathroom facilities, typically at a one bathroom ratio per four participants. Some ensuite facilities are available, with priority given to participants with additional needs. Where bathroom facilities are shared, participants are accommodated by gender on separate corridors.

Your meals (breakfast and dinner) at Formal Hall

As an student, you will also experience formal dinner three times during your stay – once per week in Cambridge, as well as in an Oxford University college on the excursion day. Formal hall is truly a memorable occasion, so remember to bring some smart clothes!


Outside of lessons, we are proud to offer a busy and diverse social program to help you get the most out of your time in Cambridge. This includes activities such as 

  • punting on the River Cam, 
  • zorb football 
  • a murder mystery night in the college.

There are also two excursions during the program, one day trip to visit Oxford and its constituent colleges, as well as an optional day out in London, seeing the city’s most famous landmarks as well as some free time for shopping. Those who choose not to travel to London are invited to afternoon tea in Cambridge. Activities and excursions are run by our team of friendly mentors – whose main job is to maximize your enjoyment.

Get to Cambridge University

Participants should arrive between 2 pm and 4 pm on the first Sunday of the program. Our team will be ready and waiting to welcome you, register you, and show you to your accommodation. If you are arriving at London Heathrow Airport, we are able to offer a shared airport transfer service. This is a chaperoned service departing from London Heathrow Airport Terminal 3 and traveling directly to the colleges in Cambridge/Oxford. The transfers depart at 11:00, 14:00 and 17:00 on the Sunday of arrivals. On the final Saturday of the program, the transfers to London Heathrow Airport depart at 07:00 and 12:00. Specific details, such as contact numbers, are shared with participants nearer the time of the program. If you are arriving at another airport, or by alternative means, further details about arrivals and departures are shared in your Participant Information Pack, sent with your confirmation of enrollment.

What is Included:

  • 13 nights accommodation in a central college of the University of Cambridge or Oxford
  • Breakfast and dinner in College Hall
  • Accommodation in an individual bedroom
  • 40 hours of academic sessions from Oxford University and Cambridge University tutors
  • Carefully designed study and lecture materials
  • Mentor programme and access to support material
  • All excursions- including formal dinner at Cambridge/Oxford colleges, punting, croquet
  • Comprehensive summer school insurance
  • 2 coach excursions including a trip to London
  • Graduation ceremony and certificate
  • Detailed evaluation written by tutor
  • Notebook and pen
  • Mentor family photograph
  • Free premium membership to UniPrepare's 'Nurture' plan

Session Dates

Any course for a student under the age of 18 includes a transportation option.
Our packages are designed to be all-inclusive. We will contact you after checkout with info of exact items included.

2 weeks Full Board7/16/20237/29/20232 weeks£5,495.00
2 weeks Full Board7/30/20238/12/20232 weeks£5,495.00
2 weeks Full Board
Start Date7/16/2023
End Date7/29/2023
Duration2 weeks

2 weeks Full Board
Start Date7/30/2023
End Date8/12/2023
Duration2 weeks

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