University-wide Bursaries and Scholarships

University of Cambridge Support

The University and Colleges are committed to the principle that no suitably qualified UK/EU student should be deterred by their financial circumstances from applying to Cambridge. The University has an extensive programme of financial support that is available to ensure students can meet the cost of their Cambridge education, regardless of background.

Cambridge Bursary Scheme (UK students)

The University provides bursaries under the Cambridge Bursary Scheme to students from the UK studying at the University for their first undergraduate degree. The Bursaries are worth up to £3,500 and can be used towards tuition fees or living costs. The numbers of bursaries are not limited; they are awarded according to need. Further information can be found on the Cambridge Bursary Scheme website.

Cambridge Bursary Scheme (EU Students)

The Cambridge European Bursary Scheme provides bursaries for EU students whose household income is under £42,600 to help with their living costs. Details can be found on the Cambridge Bursary Scheme website. Application forms for these bursaries are automatically sent to offer holders from the EU in February.

International Students

The financial support available for overseas undergraduate students is limited. Few full scholarships are available at undergraduate level; most support is a partial contribution to your overall costs and is means-tested.  For full details on Scholarships and Funds available, please the University website.

National Scholarship Programme

The National Scholarship Programme makes awards to students in their first year who are from particularly disadvantaged backgrounds, granting them a £6,000 fee waiver. The awards are made jointly by the government and the University and application criterion applies. Please see the University Website for full details.

College Hardship Grants

As is the case for all Cambridge Colleges, students, including overseas students, who encounter unexpected financial hardship after their arrival are able to apply for targeted financial assistance administered by the College.

Organ and Choral Awards

The College participates in the University wide Organ Award and Choral Award scheme. Each year trials are held by the University in September.