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Undergraduate Study


If you’re unsure whether you’re classed as Home or international/overseas for fee purposes, you can find more information on our Tuition Fee Status page.

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 government regulated tuition fee on each student every year to ensure you get the most from your Cambridge education.

The tuition fee for Home fee status students starting their first undergraduate degree 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 minimum salary, at which point the loan is repaid 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.

Tuition fees for affiliate students

Tuition fees for Home fee status students taking a second undergraduate degree (regardless of whether they are taking the affiliate or full course) may be different to the standard Home fee. See the second undergraduate degrees page for 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% of the tuition fee for that year in Cambridge (please check the undergraduate tuition fees documents, in related links, 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.

Tuition fees for EU students

The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020. The Universities Minister for England has since announced 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 once the government announces amended regulations. Updates will be published on this website as soon as they are available. For more details about the fee status of EU nationals for 2022 entry, please check:

Tuition fees for international and Islands students

Tuition fees for international students 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.


* Islands students (Channel Islands and Isle of Man) are usually classifed as international students and so charged tuition fees at the international rate. They also have to pay College fees in addition to tuition fees. Students studying for a second undergraduate degree should refer to the information regarding fees on the second undergraduate degrees page.