University of Cambridge

Undergraduate

Study

Cambridge financial support

The University and Colleges are committed to the principle that no suitably qualified UK/EU student should be deterred from applying to Cambridge by their financial circumstances, and that no publicly funded UK/EU student should have to leave because of financial difficulties.

Therefore, we offer an extensive programme of financial support to ensure our students can meet the cost of their Cambridge education, regardless of background.

Cambridge Bursary Scheme

The Cambridge Bursary Scheme offers UK and EU students non-repayable Bursaries of up to £10,500 over three years or £14,000 over four years to help with living costs.

The value of each Bursary is dependent on household income, with the maximum award in 2014-15 being £3,500. If you’re eligible for a government Maintenance Grant (full or partial) you’re also eligible for a Cambridge Bursary.

  • Students with a household income of £25,000 per year or less are eligible for the maximum non-repayable Cambridge Bursary of £3,500 per year.
  • Students with a household income of between £25,001 and £42,620 per year are eligible for a partial non-repayable Cambridge Bursary.
  • A higher Bursary of £5,600 per year is available to UK mature students with family incomes of £25,000 per year or less who are also resident in Cambridge throughout the year.
  • There’s no limit to the number of Bursaries available – every eligible student who applies will receive one.

The Cambridge Bursary Scheme also provides European Bursaries to help EU students meet their living costs.

See the Cambridge Bursary Scheme website for more information about the Bursaries.

College awards and grants

Your College may offer additional sources of funding for specific costs or to help in particular circumstances.

Faculty awards and grants

Some faculties and departments may offer funds, grants and/or prizes for undergraduate students to help with course-related costs or in recognition of academic achievement. Where available, details of such awards can be found on the relevant faculties’/departments’ websites.