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Undergraduate Study


There are various sources of financial support available to help towards your costs at Cambridge.* These fall into two broad categories: government financial support and Cambridge financial support.

Government financial support

Some support is available to UK/EU students studying for their first undergraduate degree. Eligibility for other funding may depend on your financial circumstances. Arrangements vary depending on what country you are from (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or the EU), please refer to the relevant student finance authority for details and latest figures.

You’re strongly advised to apply for financial support as early as possible. In the case of government support, you don’t need a confirmed place at a university to apply.

Cambridge financial support

We don’t want financial considerations to stop you applying to the University and are committed to providing the Cambridge financial support you need while you’re here. Cambridge Bursaries are available to UK/EU students studying for their first undergraduate degree to support living costs (usually accommodation costs).

College awards

Additional sources of funding such as College awards and grants may be available from your College.

Part time work

The University takes the view that our students should not work during term-time – it's important that you have an appropriate work-life balance, and we offer a wide range of financial support to ensure you don't have to. However, there may be a few opportunities available within the University and Colleges that are an exception to this, such as working in the College bar, College library or as a student helper during open days.

For information about costs and support for overseas and Islands students, see international financial support.