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EU Undergraduate Students

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, who have an offer to study at Cambridge, or who apply to start their studies in 2017, will be at the applicable Home/EU 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.

The fees for all applicants, including Home/EU students, considering entry in 2018 (including deferred entry from 2017), have yet to be set.


For UK/EU students starting their first undergraduate degree, it is intended that the 2017-18 tuition fee will be £9,250 for all courses. This is subject to government approval. For UK students, it is anticipated that tuition fees will then increase for continuing students by an inflationary rate in subsequent years; however this is also subject to government approval. EU students admitted in 2017-18 will throughout their course pay the same fees as UK students. Further advice will be published in due course.

We're committed to providing a world class education and access to the very best teachers, resources and support. Therefore, we actually invest, on average, almost twice this amount on each student every year.

Currently, UK/EU students studying for their first undergraduate degree can take out a government Tuition Fee Loan for their tuition fees. If you do this you can defer payment of the loan until after you’ve left university and are earning a minimum salary, at which point you’ll start to repay the loan in instalments.

Refer to the appropriate student finance award agency for details of tuition fee support.

Year abroad tuition fees

For UK/EU students undertaking a full year abroad in 2016-17, the tuition fee payable to the University of Cambridge during the year abroad is £1,350.

Tuition fees for international and Islands students

Tuition fees for overseas students (outside the EU) vary depending on the course you are studying. Students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are classified as overseas students and are therefore also charged tuition fees at the overseas rate. See international fees and costs for details.

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