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The Gordon Edge Scholarship will support a UK student to study an undergraduate science or technology degree at Cambridge. The Scholarship is open to underrepresented students from particular counties across the UK. The Scholarship will provide a maintenance grant of around £10,000 per year for the full duration of the course (three or four years). Receipt of this award will not affect eligibility for a Cambridge Bursary. The value of the Scholarship will be reviewed and may be reduced if the successful student is awarded funding other than Student Finance or the Cambridge Bursary.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the Gordon Edge Scholarship, applicants must:

  1. Have a home postcode in one of the following counties:
    • Lancashire
    • Manchester
    • Liverpool
    • Anglesey
    • Gwynedd
    • Conwy
    • Denbighshire
    • Flintshire
    • Wrexham
  2. Have a confirmed place for entry to the University of Cambridge for a first undergraduate science or technology degree (please see the list below), and due to commence study in October 2022. (You can check the status of your offer on UCAS Track.)
    • Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
    • Computer Science
    • Engineering
    • Mathematics
    • Natural Sciences
  3. Be a UK student and have been assessed for fee status as 'home'. You were advised of your fee status in the offer letter issued to you earlier this year. If you are in doubt, please contact the Cambridge College that has offered you a place.
  4. Have applied to Student Finance (England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland) for a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan, and have received confirmation that you have been assessed and will receive financial support. An income assessment must have been conducted and consent given to share the information with the University. Please note that if you are awarded a Gordon Edge Scholarship you will be able to reduce the amount of maintenance loan you take out to zero, but you will still need an income assessment from Student Finance to be able to receive the Cambridge Bursary.

Application process

To apply for the Gordon Edge Scholarship, you need to complete the online application by 4 September 2022 (11.59pm). Applications for 2022 have now closed and will reopen in August 2023.

If you have questions about the Gordon Edge Scholarship, please email or to find out more about the Gordon Edge Fund, please visit the Cambridge Trust website

Apply for a scholarship

Applications for 2023 have now closed and will reopen in August 2024.