University of Cambridge

That fact, that student from Oxford had killed young women led to contradictions in educational world of old England. Many of members of the oldest university cut their relations with it. But scientific brain craves more knowledge and researches and for this reason was created Gathering of the Scientists of Cambridge. This community turned into university in 1214 year. At the same time, the first formal rules of the university were created.

Today Cambridge consists of more than thirty colleges with their peculiar premises, libraries, and chapels with compulsory choir etc. But despite this separation every student of Cambridge could use resources, which are common for the university in general. Among them there are observatory, library and laboratory.

Faculties in Cambridge are called schools, but they don’t have many differences from usual for the most universities faculties. There are more than twenty schools in the university, among which there are Theology, Latin and Philosophy faculties.

There is a rule, which states, that staff of the Cambridge have to be fellows of one or another college. This helps professors to understand their students better and be the part not only of the educational process itself, but of their student life in general.

Among Cambridge colleges there are three women only, two are for the aspirants only; four colleges could adopt only adults or postgraduates Other colleges are opened for the students, not depending on their age or status, but depending of their intellectual skills.

The oldest college was created in the end of the thirteenth century (Peterhouse) and the youngest among them arose in the end of the last century (Robinson College).

Expense of the education in Cambridge vacillates depends on the specialty. There are five groups of the disciplines. Among them the first and the second groups are the cheapest (archeology, economics, law, anthropology etc) and the fifth group is the most expensive (medicine and veterinary science). The hugest cost of the education there reaches the thirty thousands. But in addition to educational fee, there is annual college duty in the size of five thousands dollars.

Cambridge is devoted to its national traditions: since the fourteenth century students, who are poor in studying have been awarded with wooden spoons.

For entering this university, applicants have to obtain three characteristics: potential and academic skills, independence of the thought and willing to get chosen specialty.