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A one-year-long foundation course has been launched on January 13, 2020, by the University of Cambridge, UK, for students belonging to socially and educationally disadvantaged groups.

This foundation course will aim to address the diversity agenda of the world-renowned Institution. The course will enable those students who can succeed at Cambridge University but have been prevented by circumstances to reach their full potential.

According to the University, the students will be prepared for an undergraduate degree at University.

“The launch of the Cambridge Foundation Year will open up Cambridge to a new field of candidates and transform lives,” said Professor Stephen Toope, Cambridge Vice-Chancellor.

“Students will be drawn from a range of backgrounds, the common link being that their circumstances have prevented them from realising their academic potential.
They will benefit from our personal approach to teaching and grow in confidence and understanding, and we will benefit from the joining and further diversifying our community,” he said.

Scholarship during the foundation course in UK

During this one-year-long foundation course, students will get scholarships. A 5-million pound, which has been a gifted by philanthropists Christina and Peter Dawson, would be spent for this purpose.

Steps to apply

Interested students can apply for this one-year foundation course directly through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) by January 2022. A total of 50 students will be selected by University Administration to start the first batch in October 2022.