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Tuition fees for Home students

Tuition fees for students qualifying for Home fee status1 are regulated and capped by the government. Cambridge’s current policy is to charge fees at the maximum level permitted, which is anticipated to receive an annual inflationary uplift.2

We’re 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 capped fee on each student every year.

Cambridge tuition fees for Home fee status students starting their first undergraduate degree3 in 2018 will be £9,250 for all courses; all these students should expect their tuition fees to rise in subsequent years in line with inflation. Tuition fees for students starting in 2019 may be higher than for those starting in 2018 and are also anticipated to rise year on year in line with inflation – we'll publish 2019 entry tuition fee information on this website as soon as it is available.

Currently, Home students can take out a government 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 certain minimum salary, at which point you’ll start to repay the loan 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, you’ll pay a different tuition fee for the year that you’re abroad. For Home students undertaking a full year abroad in 2018-19, the tuition fee payable to the University of Cambridge during that year will be £1,385. Year abroad tuition fees for later years are yet to be set but are likely to increase annually in line with inflation.

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 2017 or 2018, 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 fee status of EU nationals for 2019 entry onwards has yet to be determined by the UK government. 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.


1 Currently, students qualifying for Home fee status generally includes those from the UK and eligible non-UK EU nationals (if you're unsure about your fee status, you should check with the relevant student finance award agency). Islands students (from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man) are usually classified as overseas students and so charged tuition fees at the overseas rate. As overseas students, Islands students also have to pay College fees in addition to tuition fees.

2 Using the Office for Budgetary Responsibility forecast for RPI-X.

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