The Cambridge International Security and Intelligence Programme at Cambridge University, United Kingdom, is a selective and prestigious program in which students can obtain upper-division elective honors courses that will count toward their major while learning from top international intelligence and security experts and other participating students (who will come from all over the world).

For this highly competitive program, students are required to have a GPA of 3.5. Being accepted into this program is a great honor, but be aware that the coursework offered is very rigorous. You will be held to a standard higher than you may be accustomed to at UVU. You will be responsible to complete all course material and assignments by the dates this program sets. Only students who are serious about this program need apply.

All UVU study abroad students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Students may be required to test negative for COVID-19 at their own expense by host countries as a condition for entry.

The UVU application for this program is due by March 1, 2022

UVU application process

  1. Meet with UVU Deputy Director of National Security Studies, Dr. Greg Jackson, to discuss the program.
  2. Meet with the UVU Education Abroad Coordinator, Paige Myers in LA 111j (studyabroad@uvu.edu) to discuss the program requirements.
  3. Complete the UVU Education Abroad Study Abroad Program Application form. Choose Cambridge Security Initiative from the drop-down menu. When prompted, choose the International Security and Intelligence Programme.
  4. Fill out the Financial Aid Budget Sheet (for approved international programs). This form is completed by the UVU Education Abroad Coordinator. 
  5. Upon approval from UVU, the UVU Education Abroad Coordinator will advise you to complete the Cambridge International Security and Intelligence Programme application.
  6. Complete the Advanced Credit Approval Form, available from the Office of Education Abroad. This form needs to be completed before you leave for Cambridge.
  7. Once all necessary paperwork has been completed, UVU will register you in 3-6 credits of a UVU placeholder section. This section will be replaced by transfer credit when UVU receives the transcripts from the program. Transcripts will come from King's College in London.
  8. Additional information regarding registering for your Cambridge courses and completing other pre-departure requirements will be sent via email by UVU and the Cambridge International Security and Intelligence Programme.

 

Cost of program

This program costs 2590 British Pounds plus a Housing and Meals fee of 2080-2290 British Pounds.

 

Estimated Additional Costs Not Included in the Program Fee

Airfare (approx $1000-$1300)
Meals ($200 per week for meals not included in Housing and Meals fee)
Discretionary spending (approx $500)
Required International Insurance ($65)
Passport (approx $165)

Students should be prepared to pay out-of-pocket for possible COVID tests or quarantine stays if required by the host country for entry or exit.

All students are required to pay a $75 non-refundable application fee to UVU and an application of 150 British Pounds to the Cambridge International Security and Intelligence Programme.

 

Financial Aid

You may be able to use Financial Aid for this program.

 

The Financial Aid office will provide you with the following documents:

 

  1. The Student Certification Form, which needs to be signed and returned to the Financial Aid Office.
  2. The Verification of Enrollment needs to be completed by someone at Cambridge and returned to the Financial Aid Office two weeks after you arrive there.
  3. The Progress Verification Form needs to be completed and returned two weeks before the program ends.

Note: It is your responsibility to complete the proper paperwork for the financial aid to be disbursed. Failure to return all documentation on time may result in your financial aid being withdrawn.

 

After the program

A few weeks after you completed the program, UVU will receive the transcript for the courses you have taken while on the Cambridge Summer Programme. Based on the transcript and the Advanced Credit Approval Form, you will receive credits for the courses you have passed.