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Cambridge Global Leadership Programme at
Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Founded in 1209, the University of Cambridge is the second oldest university in the English-speaking world and is now a collegiate public research university. The university grew out of an association of scholars who left the University of Oxford after a dispute with the townspeople. The two 'ancient universities', the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge are often referred to jointly as 'Oxbridge' and share many common features. The outstandingly high academic standard is the wealth of the University of Cambridge and it has made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

31 semi-autonomous constituent Colleges and over 100 academic departments organized into six schools form the University of Cambridge.
University of Cambridge Press is a department of the University and is the world's oldest publishing house and the second-largest university press in the world. Cambridge Assessment is also a department of the University and is one of the world's leading examining organisations. The University also operates eight cultural and scientific museums, including the Fitzwilliam Museum and a botanic garden. There are over 100 libraries in the University of Cambridge that hold a total of approximately 16 million books. The Cambridge Union is the world's oldest debating society.

'Silicon Fen' is known to be a group of the high-tech businesses focusing on software, electronics and biotechnology. Many of these businesses are strongly linked to the University of Cambridge, and the area is now one of the most important technology centres in Europe.

Cambridge Global Leadership MoU Programme held at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge

This programme is posted in the website, The Japan Forum for Internationalization of Universities (JFIU), of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). https://www.jv-campus.org/en/

The programme is held at Fitzwilliam College, one of 31 constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge. The courses of the Programme are delivered with the support of FITZ EVENT.

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Each course of the Programme is composed of the following 3 parts :

Activities with Cambridge University students

Cambridge Global Leadership MoU Programme held at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge

The following courses are open for the university students at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge.

Global Leadership and International Business and Career Course
at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge

Global Leadership and General English Communication Course at Fitzwilliam College,
University of Cambridge

Global Leadership and Cambridge Academic English Course at Fitzwilliam

Global Leadership and Cambridge Business English Course at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge

Global Leadership and English Architecture and City Planning Course at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge

Global Leadership and Cambridge Data Science Course at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge

Overview of the courses

For whom University students
Course type Online +Onsite lessons
Year Spring Course, Summer Course, Autumn Course in 2022
Lesson 45 hours lesson in 4 Week Course Pre-arrival Online lesson 10hours
Onsite face-to-face lesson at Cambridge 30hours
Pre-arrival Online lesson 5hours
80 hours lesson in 5 Week Course Pre-arrival Online lesson 15hours
Onsite face-to-face lesson at Cambridge 60hours
Pre-arrival Online lesson 5hours
260 hours lesson in 14 Week Course Pre-arrival Online lesson 30hours
Onsite face-to-face lesson at Cambridge 220hours
Pre-arrival Online lesson 10hours
380 hours lesson in 23 Week Course Pre-arrival Online lesson 30hours
Onsite face-to-face lesson at Cambridge 340hours
Pre-arrival Online lesson 10hours
※The time for online lessons is 9:00 – 12:30 UK time throughout a year.


・Global Leadership & International Business and Career Course(5 Week Course・14 Week Course・23 Week Course)
・Global Leadership & Cambridge Data Science Course(5 Week Course・14 Week Course・23 Week Course)
・Global Leadership & English Communication Course(5 Week Course・14 Week Course・23 Week Course)
・Global Leadership & English Architecture and City Planning Course (※5 Week Course) 
・Global Leadership & Cambridge Academic English Course  (※4 Week Course)
・Global Leadership & Cambridge Business English Course  (※4 Week Course)
Accommodation Homestay: a private single room with a shared bathroom, breakfast and dinner every day, Free wi-fi access
Lunch at Fitzwilliam College from Monday through Friday
Minimum number of
12 students in a class


Year Duration Application Deadline Pre-arrival Online learning Onsite Learning at Cambridge Follow-up project / feedback Online
2022 Spring 4 Week Course 2021/12/21 2022/2/21~2022/2/25 2022/2/26 (Arrival) ~ 2022/3/12 (Departure) 2022/3/14~2022/3/18
5 Week Course 2021/12/21 2022/2/21~2022/2/25 2022/2/26 (Arrival) ~ 2022/3/19 (Departure) 2022/3/21~2022/3/25
14Week Course 2021/12/14 2022/2/14~2022/2/25 2022/2/26 (Arrival) ~ 2022/5/14 (Departure) 2022/5/16~2022/5/20
23 Week Course 2021/12/14 2022/2/14~2022/2/25 2022/2/26 (Arrival) ~ 2022/7/16 (Departure) 2022/7/18~2022/7/22
Summer 4 Week Course 2022/6/8 2022/8/8~2022/8/12 2022/8/13 (Arrival) ~ 2022/8/27 (Departure) 2022/8/29~2022/9/2
5 Week Course 2022/6/8 2022/8/8~2022/8/12 2022/8/13 (Arrival) ~ 2022/9/3 (Departure) 2022/9/5~2022/9/9
Autumn 14 Week Course 2022/7/12 2022/9/12~2022/9/23 2022/9/24 (Arrival) ~ 2022/12/10 (Departure) 2022/12/12~2022/12/16
23 Week Course 2022/7/12 2022/9/12~2022/9/23 2022/9/24 (Arrival) ~ 2023/2/11(Departure) 2023/2/13~2023/2/17


For whom University students

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(5 Week Course・14 Week Course・23 Week Course)
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Cambridge Global Leadership MoU Programme held at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge


Video- A Tour of Fitzwilliam



The UK is always a popular destination when it comes to learning English, and Cambridge is renowned for its prestigious university and unique traditions making it one of the best locations for foreign students. Each year, more and more overseas students decide to study abroad and they tend to opt for a summer school. However, there is a growing trend for students now looking at winter and spring programme options in a wide variety of subjects.
The Fitz Events Team work closely with a number of established summer school organisations, many of which are now running winter and spring schools at Fitzwilliam.

Fitz Events Office
Fitzwilliam College, Storey’s Way, Cambridge CB3 0DG
United Kingdom

The Fitz Events Team


Forty event planners attended a recent reception to celebrate the relaunch of the conference and meetings offering at Fitzwilliam College, now branded Fitz Events.

Representatives from companies and organisations in the wider Cambridge area attended to hear at first hand what is available for events of all kinds – residential conferences, one-day meetings and corporate dinners – and to be introduced to the new Events Team.


Presentations were made by the new Master of Fitzwilliam College, Sally Morgan, Baroness Morgan of Huyton, the Bursar Andrew Powell, Fellow Kourosh Saeb-Parsey and Head of Catering & Events Robert Clarke.

Fellow Kourosh Saeb-Parsy who not only studied at Fitzwilliam as an undergraduate and postgraduate, but has also held many events at the College over the years in his role as Transplant Surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, highlighted the benefits of using the venue for conferences, research meetings and dinners.

The Events Team took the guests on informal showrounds in small groups, followed by a drinks and canapés reception in the Foyer of the Auditorium.

Robert Clarke said: “We are delighted to relaunch our meetings offering today and to demonstrate our capability for hosting events of all kinds. Our new Events team is highly experienced in helping clients to create memorable occasions – whether it’s a small gathering or a much larger residential conference.

“Not only can we provide excellent facilities, we can also add value to our clients’ events with our flexible and creative approach.”

Master Baroness Morgan added: “Fitzwilliam College has a reputation for being approachable, friendly and welcoming. We hope to see many existing and new clients bringing their events here so they can appreciate our facilities and service for themselves.”

Fitzwilliam College is located in a tranquil setting, with award-winning architecture, attractive gardens and just a few minutes away from Cambridge city centre. Its 19 accessible meeting rooms provide natural light and welcoming spaces for groups of 10-240 delegates.

From the left of the photo
The Head of the Fitz Events, Robert Clarke
The new Master of Fitzwilliam College, Baroness Sally Morgan
The Bursar, Andrew Powell
From https://www.fitz-events.com/news/fitz-events-launch

Fitzwilliam College Cambridge - Master's introduction and welcome (Professor Nicola Padfield was the Master of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge from 2013 to 2019. )

I’m Nicola Padfield. I’m a criminal justice lawyer and I’m the Master of Fitzwilliam College.
Fitzwilliam was created specifically to broaden access to the University of Cambridge. And we’re rightly proud of that history. Today I think we pride ourselves too on being a very friendly, supportive community. Very focussed on our academic mission. We expect a great deal of our students, they work extremely hard. And that’s what we offer here; an extraordinary education, extraordinary opportunities for those who want to take them.

Our students come from all sorts of educational and social backgrounds. We have a significant proportion of international students and I think that’s another of the joys of Cambridge; that students really do meet people from all walks of life. My main role within the university is that I’m a reader in criminal and penal justice, which means that I lecture in the Law faculty. I supervise PhD students, I’m involved in the full gamut of examining within the university.

Normally at about 8:30 I wander over to the college café. It’s much used by all the college students, staff and fellows. It’s got a great atmosphere. The facilities in Fitzwilliam are fantastic. We have a great auditorium. We’ve got a stunning library, a beautiful chapel, a great bar, boathouse, sports grounds and we find ourselves in a fantastic position between the centre of the town and the new developments in the west and north-west of Cambridge. I think that we’re very conscious if we work here that we’re very privileged. And with those privileges come responsibilities, responsibilities to the wider community. And that’s part of what the student education is all about.

Anyone who’s thinking about coming here should of course start with our website. But for those who can, there’s nothing like a visit. I hope that from the moment any visitor walks through the porter’s lodge, they have a very clear insight into what makes this a very special place.

Student 1: The Fitz environment is really warm, really warm and welcoming because it has a really relaxed environment.

Student 2: The thing I value most about Fitzwilliam is probably the diversity. So the sheer range of people from all different backgrounds, all different countries and all different subjects.

Student 3: If you do choose to apply to Fitzwilliam, it would be the best decision of your life. It can completely change your life. The amount of opportunities this college gives you is just outstanding. I never thought I’d be at Fitzwilliam, nor did I think I’d be president of it’s student union. So definitely go for it, you’ve got nothing to lose.

■Scale of English Language Proficiency

The teaching of English language of the courses Road to Cambridge® Cambridge Online Programme is based on CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Proficient User


Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.


Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. Can express him/ herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

Independent User


Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.  Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.


Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Basic User


Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.


Can understand and use familiar every day expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Achieve a precise, differentiated expression of thoughts and opinions in a natural style 10 C2
Argue your case and negotiate skillfully
Write virtually flawless essays and reports
Feel fully comfortable in the language 9 C1
Be creative in the language and develop a personal style
Put across complex points of view in meetings, seminars, reports and presentations
Intervene in a discussion appropriately 8
Develop ideas systematically
Emphasise specific points in meetings, seminars, reports and presentations
Keep up with a lively discussion among native speakers and interact spontaneously and comfortably 7 B2
Present and defend your own point of view
Reliabl pass on detailed information
Participate actively in longer discussions 6
Describe problems in detail
React to the comments of others
Talk on the phone without difficulty
Join in the conversation unprepared 5 B1
Formulate thoughts
Monitor and pass on information
Give detailed instructions
Maintain a conversation and chat with friends 4
Respond flexibly to a different situation
Express feelings
Make yourself understood in predictable everyday situations 3 A2
Obtain specific information
Describe events and personal experiences
Obtain simple information 2
Understand answers to questions
Discuss what to do
Describe activities
Simple communication on holiday 1 A1
Make reservations in hotels
Get what you need in restaurants and shops


C2 9 120 297-300 673-677 87-90 - -
8.5 119 293 670 83-86 - -
C1 8 117-118 287-290 660-667 79-82 - -
7.5 109-116 267-283 630-657 73-78 970-990 -
7 100-108 250-263 600-627 65-72 870-970 Grade 1
B2 6.5 90-99 233-247 577-597 58-64 820-870 -
6 80-89 213-230 550-573 50-58 740-820 Grade Pre-1
5.5 69-79 192-212 521-549 42-49 600-740 -
B1 5 61-68 173-190 500-520 35-42 550-600 Grade 2
4.5 52-60 150-170 470-499 28-34 500-550 -
 4 45-51 130-149 450-469 -27 450-490 Grade Pre-2
A2 3.5 33-44 110-129 400-449 - 300-440 -
3 29-32 100 391-399 - 291-299 Grade 3
A1 2.5 20-28 90 390 - 270-290 -
2 12-19 - 350-389 - 260-269 Grade 4
1.5 - - - - 100-259 Grade 5

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