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Undergraduate Study


Tuition fees for Home students

The University is committed to providing a world class education and access to the very best teachers, resources and support. Therefore, we invest significantly more than the amount of the maximum government regulated (Home) fee on each student every year.

At Cambridge, the tuition fee for Home fee status1 students starting their first undergraduate degree2 in 2021 will be £9,250 for the year. The government regulated tuition fee for 2022-23 hasn't been set. It may be different from the tuition fee for 2021 and details will be published here as soon as they are available.

You should check this website for the most up-to-date information on tuition fees before applying and prior to accepting an offer from the University should your application be successful.

Currently, Home students can take out a government loan for their tuition fees. At the moment, students can defer payment of the loan until after they've left university and are earning a certain minimum salary, at which point the loan is paid in instalments. Please see the information on government financial support and refer to the appropriate student finance award agency for details of tuition fee support.

Year abroad tuition fees

If your course includes a year abroad, the tuition fee for that year is different. Currently, the fee for a Home student on a full year abroad is set at 15% of the tuition fee for that year in Cambridge (please see the undergraduate tuition fees documents, right, for the most recent figures). Year abroad tuition fees for later years haven’t been set yet but are likely to increase annually in line with inflation.


1 Islands students (from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man) are usually classified as international students and so charged tuition fees at the international rate. As overseas students, Islands students have to pay College fees in addition to tuition fees. See below for further information.

2 Students studying for a second undergraduate degree should refer to the information regarding fees on the second undergraduate degrees page of this website.

Tuition fees for EU students

The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020. However, the University of Cambridge can confirm that the fee for undergraduate EU students who are already studying at Cambridge, or who'll start their studies in 2020, will be at the applicable Home rate (which for undergraduate students may be up to the maximum level allowed under UK law for each year) and they'll 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 Universities Minister for England announced on 23 June 2020 that EU nationals (except Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland), other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fee status for courses starting in the academic year 2021-22. For most EU students commencing their studies in October 2021, their fee rates will be equivalent to the rates for international students.

The University will be able to provide further guidance about fee status assessments for EU students commencing their studies in October 2021 once the government announces amended regulations. Updates will be published on this website as soon as they are available. Please check the international pages regularly for updates.

Our international students contribute to making Cambridge a vibrant and diverse place in which to study and we continue to extend a welcome to those students. EU students should regularly check for updates here.

Tuition fees for international and Islands students

Tuition fees for international students (from outside the EU, and including students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) vary depending on the course you’re studying. Most international students also have to pay College fees in addition to tuition fees. See international fees and costs for details.