The UK has voted to leave the European Union. It is not currently known how long that process will take or the impact that it will have on UK policy on higher education tuition fees, loans and bursaries. However, the University of Cambridge can confirm that the fee for undergraduate EU students who are already studying at Cambridge, or who will start their studies in 2017 or 2018, will be at the applicable Home rate (which for undergraduate students may be up to the maximum level allowed under UK law for each year) and they will not be subject to the overseas fee rate at any point during the course of their study. Please note that all fees may be subject to increases, which may be annual.
Whichever university you apply to, you need to consider the cost of your tuition and your living (or ‘maintenance’) costs. These amounts can seem daunting but there's lots of support available to help you finance your studies.
The details in this section are for Home fee status students. The fee status of EU nationals for 2019 entry onwards has yet to be determined by the UK government. EU students should regularly check for updates at: www.cam.ac.uk/eu. If you're from outside the EU, including Islands students (from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), you should check International fees and costs for details.
For Home students starting their first undergraduate degree in October 2017, the tuition fee will be £9,250 for all courses (which will then increase for continuing students by an inflationary rate in subsequent years). EU students admitted in 2017 will pay the same tuition fee as UK students throughout their course.
'Living costs' cover whatever you need to pay for, excluding tuition fees, while you're at university – for example, accommodation, food, course costs/study materials, personal expenses and transport.
We’ve estimated that Home students should allow approximately £8,960 in 2017-18 for living costs in Cambridge for the year, and £9,160 in 2018-19 (though this will vary depending on lifestyle, and students should allow for increases in future years).
There are various sources of financial support available to help towards the costs at Cambridge. These fall into two broad categories: government financial support and Cambridge financial support.
If you are an organist, singer/chorister or instrumentalist of a very high standard and you’d like to combine specialist musical experience with a Cambridge degree, you should consider applying for a Music Award.