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Undergraduate Study


The University and Colleges are committed to the principle that no suitably qualified Home fee status1 student should be deterred from applying to Cambridge by their financial circumstances, and that no publicly funded Home fee status student should have to leave because of financial difficulties. Therefore, we offer an extensive programme of financial support to ensure our students can meet the cost of their Cambridge education, regardless of background.2

Cambridge Bursary Scheme

The Cambridge Bursary Scheme offers Home fee status students non-repayable Bursaries of up to £10,500 over three years or £14,000 over four years3.

The value of each Bursary is dependent on household income, with a maximum award of £3,500.

  • Students with a household income of £25,000 per year or less are eligible for the maximum Cambridge Bursary of £3,500 per year.
  • Students with a household income of between £25,001 and £42,620 per year are eligible for a partial Cambridge Bursary.
  • A higher Bursary of £5,600 per year is available to UK mature students or care leavers with family incomes of £25,000 per year or less who are also resident in Cambridge throughout the year.
  • Every eligible student who applies will receive a Cambridge Bursary.

See the Cambridge Bursary Scheme website for more information about the Bursaries.

Faculty awards and grants

Some faculties and departments may offer funds, grants and/or prizes for students to in recognition of academic achievement. Where available, details of such awards can be found on the relevant faculty/department website.

College awards and grants

Your College may offer additional sources of funding to help in particular circumstances or for specific costs, such as:

  • book and equipment grants to help with specific study-related costs
  • scholarships and prizes for academic or other achievements
  • travel grants, for academic work and personal enrichment
  • grants and loans to help deal with unforeseen financial difficulties

Information on these funds is available from College websites below or by contacting the College directly. 

1 Non-UK EU nationals should check online regularly for updates (

2 Applies to students studying for their first undergraduate degree.

3 Details are correct for 2016-17. Please see the Cambridge Bursary Scheme for updates (including information for non-UK EU nationals)