University of Cambridge



International fees and finance

Fees and financeAs an overseas student (including Islands students, from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man) at Cambridge there are three costs you need to consider. These are your:

You need to be able to prove that you can finance yourself for your entire course as it's not possible for you to work during the academic session to pay your way through the University. Colleges ask for financial guarantees and proof is also required when applying for a visa.

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

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for overseas students (those from outside the EU and from the Islands) depend on the course you are studying (see table below).

If you're a national of a European Union (EU) country and you satisfy the residency requirements, then for fees purposes you're usually treated on exactly the same basis as UK students. See Fee status if you're unsure whether you're classed as a UK/EU or an overseas student. More information can also be found on the UKCISA website and in our main fees and finance section.

Overseas fees (per year) for students commencing in 2015–16

The tuition fees for overseas students commencing in 2015-16 have been approved as follows. You should allow for increases in subsequent years.

For overseas students undertaking a year abroad, the tuition fee payable to the University of Cambridge during their year abroad will be 50 per cent of the full fee. If you study at another university during your year abroad, outside of the Erasmus programme, you may also be liable for tuition fees at the receiving institution.

Group 1
Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic; Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Classics; Economics; Education; English; History; History of Art; Human, Social, and Political Sciences; Land Economy; Law; Linguistics; Modern and Medieval Languages; Philosophy; Theology and Religious Studies £15,063
Group 2
Mathematics £16,800
Group 3
Architecture, Geography, Music £19,713
Group 4
Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering, Management Studies, Manufacturing Engineering, Natural Sciences, Psychological and Behavioural Sciences £22,923
Group 5
Medicine and Veterinary Medicine (both Pre-Clinical and Clinical training) £36,459

College fees

All oversea fee status (including Islands*) students, and those UK/EU students who aren't eligible for tuition fee support (eg because they're taking a second undergraduate degree), normally have to pay College fees in addition to University tuition fees.

The College fee covers the cost to your College of providing a range of educational, domestic and pastoral services and support. College fees vary slightly between Colleges but are typically in the range of £5,500 to £6,500 per year and you should allow for increases in subsequent years.

*Islands students are students from the Channel Islands and from the Isle of Man.

Living expenses

Your living expenses may be higher than for a UK student, for instance if you stay in Cambridge or the UK during the vacations. The minimum resources needed per year (excluding tuition and College fees) are estimated to be approximately £9,200, depending on your lifestyle.