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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Taster Day

Event for Year 12 students (or equivalent)

Thursday 30 April 2020

Are you interested in learning a non-European language either from scratch or post-GCSE? Would you like to gain a deeper understanding of Asia or the Middle East through their history, politics, culture, philosophy, and literature?

Come to one of our subject taster days to learn more about the languages we offer and to find out whether this is the area of study for you (regardless of which subjects you are currently studying). No prior knowledge of an Asian or Middle Eastern language is required.

To apply for an event place click here

The Taster Day is free of charge and will give you the chance to:

- Attend language taster sessions in Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew or Persian.

- Experience a sample lecture in either Middle Eastern Studies or East Asian Studies

- Visit the Faculty and hear about the courses we offer

- Talk to our teaching staff and current students

- Find out more about the Cambridge admissions procedure

- Take a Cambridge College tour*

*  Optional extra immediately following the Taster Day. Availability of tour/visit places will depend on application numbers. 

Application deadline: 13th April. (Places will be allocated and confirmed by 16th April)

N.B. Taster Day places should be booked for students only (not for any adults accompanying you to Cambridge). Places are limited and are usually oversubscribed. If you apply for a place and later discover that you are unable to attend please let us know as early as possible so that we can offer the place to someone on the waiting list. 

Venue: Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Sidgwick Site, Cambridge CB3 9DA (Please see access details below)

Event timings: 10:15am-3:15pm. Registration from 9:45am. College tours 3:15-4:15pm. 

Information session for accompanying adults: An information / Q&A session will be run during the afternoon for any accompanying adults interested in attending. Please let us know on the registration form if you have any accompanying adult(s) who would like to attend this.

Refreshments: Morning refreshments will be provided but participants should please bring their own lunches, which can be eaten in the Faculty's student common room.

Travel bursaries: A limited number of travel bursaries are available for students from state maintained schools. If you would like to apply for a travel bursary, please let us know on your application form and email for further details.

Parking: There is no parking for visitors on the Sidgwick Site unless you qualify for a Disabled Parking Permit. If you need a disabled parking space please let us know on your application form.

Access: For information about the event venues please see FAMES access guide and Lecture Block access guide

For any further event information please email Mrs Ros Boswell at

To apply for an event place click here