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Undergraduate Study


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

For full details of government support for students from Wales, see the Student Finance Wales 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 / Grant

Up to £9,000 per year (loan and grant combined).

Most students will get a grant of at least £1000.

Full grant of £8,100 and maintenance loan of £900 if household income is £18,370 per year or less.

Partial grant if household income above £18,370 per year, topped up by maintenance loan to total £9,000.

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

Grant: No, unless you leave your course early.

Cambridge Bursary

Up to £3,500 per year.

Up to £5,600 for some mature students.

Full Bursary if household income is £25,000 per year or less.

Partial Bursary if household income between £25,001 and £42,620 per year.


Cambridge College awards

College and award dependent.

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

College and award dependent.


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