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  1. A Message to International Freshers and Offer Holders 2016
  2. International Fresher's Guide 2016 - Keeping you alive in 2016
  3. Pre-arrival 'Welcome to Cambridge' Events in Summer 2016
  4. International Freshers Week (IFW) 2016 Registration Now OPEN!
  5. Apply to be an Ambassador / Mentor for International Freshers Week 2016
  6. Calling Upon All JCR, MCR and College Student Union's International Representative!
  7. Interested to Join Our Committee?
  8. Important Message from Vice Chancellor of Cambridge on EU Referendum Results

#International Freshers 2016

If you are accepted into Cambridge in Fall 2016 and are from another country, why not join us in our International Freshers Group on Facebook? We will feed you with latest updates on International Freshers' Week (a.k.a. IFW), important survival skills in our very own International Freshers' Guide 2016 and answer any doubt of yours in the discussion area. Want to keep your doubt personal? No worry, head to our committee page to find out our email address and CRSid and send us emails! Looking for a tentative date to book your flight tickets? Check the IFW schedule and you are welcome to join us in all our events; we are sure you will foster a lot of new friendships, have tonnes of fun, and learn the basics of being a Cantab!

Updated on 18th August 2016.

International Fresher's Guide 2016 - Keeping you alive in 2016It's here! The Original Cambridge International Freshers' Guide is published in conjunction with the release of A-level results. We have included all the important information inside for your survival of first few days in Cambridge: whether you are trying to figure out what a CRSiD is, or finding a place to stay for International Freshers Week (IFW!) 2016. Read it here!

Updated on 31st August 2016.

Pre-arrival ‘Welcome to Cambridge’ events this summerIf you're a new student coming to the University of Cambridge this autumn you're probably feeling excited, nervous and have lots of questions.

Get answers, tips and advice by speaking to current students and alumni at one of the pre-arrival 'Welcome to Cambridge' events taking place around the world in August and September. Hosted by Cambridge alumni groups, these events are a great opportunity to prepare for university and make some friends before you arrive.

Visit to find your nearest event.

Updated on 28th August 2016.

International Freshers Week (IFW) 2016 Registration Now OPEN!

"IFW! 2016 is going to be epic!"

"Those who miss the punting session will regret their choice of not learning how to punt when they are still free from the burden of Tripos"

"What, Cambridge ghost stories? What a perfect setting =P "

As the international freshers of Cambridge, you are welcome to the IFW 2016 from 27/9/2016 to 30/9/2016.

Registration is now available! Please fill in the Google Form so that we know that we are expecting you! It is also an opportunity for those who would like to share a taxi to Cambridge from the airport; we are launching an initiative to match those who arrives at similar time in the same port of arrival. Therefore, even if you can't make it to any IFW events, why not fill in the form as well? ;)

As you would have probably read the notes at the end of the IFW Schedule, we have 2 types of tickets:
All events excluding formal : 10 Pounds
All events including formal : 23 Pounds
You are not expected to pay until you meet us in person; we would expect that most of you won't have a bank account, therefore we accept both cash and bank transfer. More details will be available soon.

Let us know here if you have any doubt!

Updated on 6th August 2016.

Apply to be an Ambassador or Mentor for International Freshers Week (IFW) 2016!

Calling upon all the international students in Cambridge!

We are currently accepting application for the ambassador and mentor positions in the International Freshers Week! You will get a chance to help us out, meet new freshers, and get a free ticket to our events (formal aside)!

You can find the link of the google form here.

Updated on 2nd August 2016.

Call Upon All International Officers!

Calling upon all JCR, MCR and Student Union International Officers!

Click here for the group exclusively for JCR and MCR International / Overseas Officers. We hope this will be a convenient platform for you to discuss and raise matters regarding International students, and of course, organize joint events such as formal swaps!

If you are an international officer from your JCR, MCR or College Student Union, please join this group! If you are passing your position to a new officer, please invite them to this group as well!

Updated on 22/7/2016.

Are you the one iCUSU is looking for?

Yes we do have vacant positions!

College Coordinator Social Officer Access Officer General Committee
Facilitates communication between colleges and iCUSU, and between college reps Organises social events termly, including the iCUSU formal Organises Access Ambassadors training programs and provide guidance in organising access events in home countries Assists the executive in any way that is required, such as helping out at social events

More information regarding these positions can be found here!

If you are keen to apply and work with us, let us know by emailing our secretary, Shujing Chung at

Updated on 20th July 2016.

Important Message from Vice Chancellor of Cambridge on EU Referendum ResultsThis is an important message from the Vice-Chancellor on the referendum result. It follows the communication that was sent to staff on the morning of 24th June.

We recognise that there is a great deal of uncertainty around the decision to leave the European Union. We would like to reassure our staff that a University working group has met this afternoon following the referendum result and various work streams are underway looking at staff, students, post docs, partnerships and nationality issues. I would like to stress again that, even though the result is in favour of leaving the European Union, there is no immediate change to the University's teaching, research and other activities. We will continue to work as normal.

It is not currently known what the impact of leaving the EU will have on UK policy on higher education tuition fees, loans and bursaries. However, the University can confirm that undergraduate EU students who are already studying at Cambridge, who have an offer to study at Cambridge, or who apply in 2016 to start their studies in 2017, will continue to be charged the UK fee rate applicable at the time, provided this continues to be permitted by UK law. Please note that the UK fee rate may be subject to increases, which may be annual.

The University will work with the Government to ensure it takes steps to ensure that staff and students from the EU can continue to work and study in this country. Cambridge thrives as part of a wide international community of academic staff and students, and we remain deeply committed to global cooperation and our dedicated staff who come from all over the world.

As I said this morning, there is work underway to consider how best to communicate internal developments with specific members of the University. Further information will be available next week on the University's website.

You may also be interested to read University UK's latest statement on the referendum result:

"Leaving the EU will create significant challenges for universities. Although this is not an outcome that we wished or campaigned for, we respect the decision of the UK electorate. We should remember that leaving the EU will not happen overnight, there will be a gradual exit process with significant opportunities to seek assurances and influence future policy.
"Throughout the transition period our focus will be on securing support that allows our universities to continue to be global in their outlook, internationally networked and an attractive destination for talented people from across Europe. These features are central to ensuring that British universities continue to be the best in the world.
"Our first priority will be to convince the UK Government to takes steps to ensure that staff and students from EU countries can continue to work and study at British universities and to promote the UK as a welcoming destination for the brightest and best minds. They make a powerful contribution to university research and teaching and have a positive impact on the British economy and society. We will also prioritise securing opportunities for our researchers and students to access vital pan-European programmes and build new global networks."

L K Borysiewicz

Vice-Chancellor's Office | The University of Cambridge | The Old Schools | Trinity Lane | Cambridge | CB2 1TN

Updated on 15th July 2016.