Residential Visits

Residentials in Summer 2021

Please note that plans for our 2021 residentials are underway and we will be releasing details of them in April. All residentials are subject to government guidance relating to COVID-19. We continue to monitor the situation and we will update the page regularly to ensure the information is helpful.

In the light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we have moved all of our residential programmes online, where we will deliver engaging and interactive academic content virtually, in keeping with current guidelines.

Every year, Trinity College runs a number of residential programmes for Year 12 students, and one for Year 11 students and teachers, who are keen to explore their subject outside of school and experience what it would be like to study at a top university. Students on these residentials stay in college accommodation, meet current Cambridge students and have taster lectures, seminars and supervisions in a variety of subjects. They also have the opportunity to explore the city, and take part in a number of social activities during the week. The residentials are entirely free, including accommodation and all food, and funds are available to cover transport costs to and from Cambridge if necessary.

Our planned residentials for Year 12 (S6 Scotland/Y13 Northern Ireland) students are:

Trinity’s residential programmes form a significant part of the College’s widening participation programme. As such, we are particularly keen to identify and receive applications from students: with little or no family tradition of higher education; whose school sends few applicants to Cambridge or Oxford; who have spent any time in care; or who have been eligible for free school meals.

Please check the individual pages below for more information, including selection criteria and closing dates.

You can get in touch with us by emailing Lizzie at, or Eve for a student’s perspective at – we look forward to hearing from you!