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Undergraduate Study

 

International student costs at Cambridge include:

Visa applications require you to prove in advance that you can finance all these costs. Colleges also ask for financial guarantees.


Tuition fees

Tuition fees for international students depend on the course you’re studying (see table below). Please note:

  • fees listed are per year and are fixed for the duration of the course
  • for international students undertaking a year abroad, the tuition fee payable to the University of Cambridge during the year abroad will be 50% of the full fee
  • for international students taking Veterinary Medicine, the tuition fee payable in Year 3 will be the tuition fee for the course taken in that year – see the course page for details

International tuition fees for 2023 entry

Group Courses Tuition Fee
1

Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic; Archaeology; Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Classics; Economics; Education; English; History; History and Modern Languages; History and Politics; History of Art; Human, Social, and Political Sciences; Land Economy; Law; Linguistics; Modern and Medieval Languages; Philosophy; Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion

£24,507
 2

Mathematics

£27,333
 3

Architecture; Geography; Music

£32,064
 4

Chemical Engineering; Computer Science; Engineering; Management Studies; Manufacturing Engineering; Natural Sciences; Psychological and Behavioural Sciences

£37,293
5

Medical and Veterinary Science (including for this purpose the Second M.B. and Second Vet.M.B. Examinations)

£63,990

College fees

All international/overseas fee status students, and those Home fee status students who aren't eligible for tuition fee support (eg affiliated students), normally have to pay an annual College fee in addition to University tuition fees. This covers the cost to your College of providing a range of educational, domestic and pastoral services and support.

College fees may vary between Colleges and in many cases are fixed for the duration of your course. College fees for 2023-24 are published in the following document: PDF icon Undergraduate tuition fees 2023-24


Living costs

Your living expenses may be higher than for a UK student (eg if you stay in Cambridge/the UK during vacations). In 2023-24, the minimum resources needed in Cambridge for the year (excluding tuition and College fees) are estimated to be approximately £12,400*, depending on lifestyle. Applicants should be aware that because maintenance rates are set more than a year in advance based on inflation rates at the time, the cost of living may have risen before they arrive in Cambridge. New students should allow for settling-in costs, including visas, travel and equipment. Further guidance will be available on the International Student Office website from mid-September. 

Please note that all students should ordinarily be available to live and study in Cambridge for the full duration of their course (with the exception of the year abroad where part of the course).

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*Figure rounded up to the nearest £10.