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Undergraduate Study

 

The information below outlines the financial support available to first time undergraduates at Cambridge from Northern Ireland, based on figures for 2016-17. Details of the financial support package available to students commencing their studies in 2017-18 will be provided as soon as the information is available.

For full details of government support for students from Northern Ireland, see the Student Finance NI website.

Financial support

How much

Eligibility

Repayment

Tuition Fee Loan

Up to £9,000 per year.

For students studying for their first undergraduate degree.

Repay 9% of earnings above £17,495 per year.

Maintenance Loan

Up to £4,840 per year.

Up to £4,480 in final year.

75% of maximum rate not dependent on household income.

25% dependent on household income.

If receive a Maintenance Grant, amount of Maintenance Loan will be reduced.

Repay 9% of earnings above £17,495 per year.

Maintenance Grant (or Special Support Grant)

Up to £3,475 per year.

Full Grant available if household income of £19,203 per year or less.

Partial Grant available if household income between £19,204 and £41,065 per year.

Amount of Maintenance Grant received will affect amount of Maintenance Loan you are able to borrow.

No, unless you leave your course early

Cambridge Bursary

Up to £3,500 per year.

Up to £5,600 for some mature students.

Students with a household income of £42,620 per year or less.

No

Cambridge College awards

College and award dependent.

Academic or other achievements.
Loans for specific costs or unexpected financial difficulties.

College and award dependent.

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