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Undergraduate Study


The University and Colleges are committed to the principle that no suitably qualified Home fee status student should be deterred from applying to Cambridge by their financial circumstances. Therefore, an extensive programme of financial support - including non-repayable Cambridge Bursaries - is offered to help our students meet the cost of their Cambridge education, regardless of background.

Cambridge Bursary Scheme

The Cambridge Bursary Scheme offers Home fee status students studying for their first undergraduate degree non-repayable bursaries to help with living costs. These are offered in addition to any government financial support.

The value of each bursary is dependent on household income and other indicators of disadvantage.

The amount you are eligible for is tapered, so that those with a lower household income receive more. You're automatically considered for a Cambridge Bursary if you're financially assessed by your student finance authority, so you don't need to apply separately.

Additional awards are available to all students who are classed as independent by their regional funding body or who were eligible for free school meals (or equivalent status for mature students). T

See the Cambridge Bursary Scheme website for more information.

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

Additional sources of funding may be available from your College, 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
  • supplementary bursaries for living-costs/maintenance

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