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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 government regulated tuition fee for Home fee status1 students starting their first undergraduate degree2 in 2020 will be £9,250 for the year and, currently, may be different in future years.

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 full advice and details.

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 per cent 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 UK has voted to leave the European Union. It’s 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, or who'll start their studies in 2019 or 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.

EU students should regularly check for updates at:  

Tuition fees for international and Islands students

Tuition fees for overseas 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 overseas students also have to pay College fees in addition to tuition fees. See international fees and costs for details.