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Undergraduate Study


The information below outlines the financial support available to first-time undergraduates at Cambridge from England, based on figures for 2018-19.

For full details of government support for students from England, see the Student Finance England website.

Financial support

How much



Tuition Fee Loan

Up to £9,250 per year.

For students studying for their first undergraduate degree.

Repay 9% of earnings above £25,000 per year.

Maintenance Loan

Up to £8,700 per year.

For courses from August 2016.

Repay 9% of earnings above £25,000 per year.

Cambridge Bursary

Up to £3,500 per year.

Up to £5,600 for some mature students.

Students with a household income of £42,620 per year or less.


Cambridge College awards

College and award dependent.

Academic or other achievements.
Loans for specific costs or unexpected financial difficulties.

College and award dependent.

For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS).The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2019-20 academic year. The OfS will start publishing providers on its Register from July 2018. We have made an application to register and expect a decision by July 2018. No provider will be able to confirm whether student support is available until it has a decision from the OfS. Visit for more information.

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