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Whichever university you apply to, you'll need to consider a range of costs, including tuition fees. The tuition fees you pay for your course will depend on whether you are classed as a Home or international student. We've provided some more information below, but if you're unsure of your fee status, you can find more information here.

Tuition fees for Home students

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.

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.

Tuition fees for students living in the Crown Dependencies (Islands)

From October 2021, new and continuing students from the Islands (Channel Islands and Isle of Man) who come to England solely for the purposes of higher education study will be eligible for Home fee status, on the basis of three years' residency in the UK or Islands.

Tuition fees support for Home students

Currently, Home fee status students can take out a government loan for their tuition fees. At the moment, payment of this loan can be deferred until you'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 contact the appropriate student finance award agency for details about 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 per cent 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 international 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.

Fee status for EU, EEA and Swiss students

Most EU, EEA and Swiss students commencing their studies in October 2021 will now be classified as international/overseas students and should check the link above for more details of the tuition fees and College fees they will need to pay for their chosen course. This follows the UK Government's amendment of the regulations relating to fee status due to Brexit as set out in Education (Student Fees, Awards and Support (Amendment) Regulations 2021.

There are some exceptions to this, and subject to satisfying the legislative requirements (including residency requirements), the following students will usually still qualify for Home fee status:

  • Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland
  • Those EEA (or Swiss) nationals who have been granted settled status or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • EEA and Swiss nationals (and family members) with a right to reside in Gibraltar arising from Withdrawal Agreements

UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) guidance on the new eligibility rules, which sets out a complete list of categories of student (grouped by theme), is available here

UK Government guidance along with information on the EU Settlement Scheme (which ends 30 June 2021) can be found here.