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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies



The next undergraduate Open Days at AMES, which will be held in conjunction with the University's Open Days, are scheduled for Thursday 4 July and Friday 5 July 2024. 


What's on

Further information will be posted on when time draws nearer. 

In the meantime, you may see our Online content below and the digital resources available on our website and via CAO (Central Admissions Office).

Virtual Campus Tour


Getting here

Cambridge Campus Map

General information on visiting Cambridge is available by downloading the Visit Cambridge app

Parking is severely limited and controlled on the Sidgwick Site. You will not be able you to park here unless you qualify for a disabled parking permit, in which case you should contact the Faculty well in advance to request one.

The Universal bus service links the Sidgwick Site to Cambridge railway station and close to the Madingley Road Park & Ride site.

The stops nearest to the Faculty are on West Road and Silver Street. The stop nearest to the Madingley Road Park & Ride site is called Eddington Avenue, near Park & Ride. For more information see Information on the Cambridge Park & Ride Service is available at

Further information on getting around Cambridge may be found at

Further Information and Enquiries

The videos below, featuring teaching staff from across the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, will give you an introduction to a range of topics.

We are engaged in various outreach activities throughout the year. For further information or advice, please contact us.

For general enquires:

Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue

Phone: +44 (0) 1223 335106

Twitter: cambridgefames

YouTube: Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

Several of our subject areas have dedicated social media presences

Course structure

Farida el Keiy gives an overview of the Arabic Studies Year Abroad

Prof. Amira Bennison introduces the History component of our Undergraduate programme

Short online lectures

Prof. Hans van de Ven gives a mini lecture on "China's Second World War"

Japanese Studies sample lecture "Mapping Visual Culture" with Dr Joshua Batts

Professor Christine van Ruymbeke briefly introduces the contents of the second-year paper MES.15 - Intermediate Literary Persian

Prof. Roel Sterckx gives a mini-lecture about "Food Culture in China"

Prof. Roel Sterckx addresses the question "Who is Confucius?"

Student perspectives

A student's-eye view of studying Hebrew at Cambridge.

Hebrew with a Modern Language: two students' perspective of our course and Faculty.

Course Introductions

Dr Haijni Elias introduces paper C.15 - The Chinese Tradition

Language Tasters

Hebrew Language Taster by Prof. Geoffrey Khan