Cambridge Academic Development Seminar (CADS) is designed by China UK Development Centre. The programme offers the opportunity of customised professional courses for students who expect to develop in the fields of social science, humanities, natural science or engineering. The programme is planned to organise outstanding students from outside the UK to come to Cambridge for professional academic and language courses, visiting top international companies/institutes and joining in British style social activities.


Cambridge Lecturers

More than 90% of teachers are Cambridge professors or scholars in various fields.

Cambridge Teaching Facilities

Lectures take place at departments, colleges or affiliated associations of the University of Cambridge.


Supervision is considered the cornerstone for the undergraduate education at Cambridge. CADS will provide similar supervision to help students to have better academic experiences.

Accompanied by Cambridge Students

During the course, Cambridge students from around the world will not only provide daily life assistance to the students, but also give guidance on academic learning.

History and Education of Cambridge University

Staff from the College will be invited to talk about the history and education system of Cambridge University. They will also provide details and guidance on time-frame of both undergraduate and postgraduate application.

Company / Institute Visits

You will have chance to visit world renowned companies or institutes, such as BBC, Bank of England, Institute of Astronomy, Cavendish Laboratory, etc.

CADS Certificates

CADS will award each qualified student a valuable course-completion certificate and an academic report.


Students with outstanding achievements will be awarded scholarships and relevant certificates.

A Wide Variety of Social and Cultural Activities

The seminar includes a variety of activities: punting on the River Cam, the Eagle pub, chapel choir, Orchard Tea Garden, social dance, golf, London West End opera, Oxford trip, etc.