Pre-Arrival & First Day

at EC Cambridge

Contact Information

Address: EC Cambridge, 3 Guildhall Chambers, Cambridge CB2 3AE, United Kingdom

School Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 17:00

Phone Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
+44 (0)1223 464364

Emergency Phone Number (For use outside of office hours only)
+44 (0)7966976513 (If the line is busy, please try again).


EC Cambridge

Before Leaving Your Country

Arrival at Airport

Arrival at EC Accommodation


What should I expect at my EC accommodation?
We offer both homestay and student residence accommodation.

What should I do on the Sunday before school starts?
Now is a good time to take MyEC English Online Test if you have not already. It is important to complete this test before you start school on Monday.

Your First Day at School

  • How can I find my way to school?

    You can find this information on your EC Accommodation Profile, or feel free to ask your hosts or residence. 

  • What if I haven't booked EC accommodation?

    The school is located on Burleigh Street in the centre of town. You can take any bus to the city centre and then walk across Christ’s Piece (around 10 minutes) to Burleigh Street.

  • What time should I arrive?

    From 8:00am to 9:00am

  • What should I bring with me?

    It's important to bring these documents with you on your first day:

    Passport with Visa (non-European students) or international ID card (European students only)

    Your credit card to pay a deposit if you have booked an EC Residence

  • What can I expect on my first day?

    You'll experience the best possible welcome into the EC family on your first day. Enjoy undivided staff attention in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Here’s what your first day will include:

    ✔ Detailed schedule of the day
    ✔ Orientation talk
    ✔ The remainder of your placement test (speaking and writing)
    ✔ 'How We Learn' – Session on how you'll succeed with EC, including our teaching styles and methods

  • What will my timetable be?

    You will receive your timetable on TEAMS by 12:30



We will be providing the timetable during and after the Virtual Induction the Friday before the classes start.

This is a sample timetable, times may change and are not guaranteed. All class times also include a minimum of a 10 min break, taken at staggered times in the lessons. 

Frequently Asked Questions