University-wide Bursaries and Scholarships

University of Cambridge Support

The University and Colleges are committed to the principle that no suitably qualified UK 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 and EU students with settled or pre-settled status)

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 to all undergraduate students with residual (i.e. pre-tax) household incomes of £62,215 and under. Further information can be found on the Cambridge Bursary Scheme website.

International Students (including EU students without settled or pre-settled status)

The financial support available for international 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.

Organ and Choral Awards


Robinson College is seeking applicants for the Organ Scholarship starting in October 2023.

With its renowned Frobenius organ and beautiful new chamber organ Robinson College offers an outstanding opportunity for young organists to play the very finest instruments, and to work with the newly appointed Director of Choral Music Mr Will Sims in the beautiful and uniquely atmospheric setting of the college chapel.  

For further information please contact Dr Jeremy Thurlow on or Mr Will Sims on  

Applications should be made by 1st September 2022 through the University's online Organ Scholarship Application Form  

Please note that the University's webpage still shows Robinson Organ Scholarship as being available only for 2024.  This is out of date and will be updated soon. The Organ Scholarship at Robinson College is now available for both 2023 and 2024.  


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


Robinson College Bursaries and Scholarships

Kuok Group Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships in Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science

Robinson is delighted to offer financial support, through its Kuok Group Foundation Scholarship scheme, established with generous assistance from the Kuok Group Foundation, to up to 5 very able students from the Peoples’ Republic of China (PRC), excluding the Special Administrative Regions, who wish to read for undergraduate degrees in Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering or Computer Science. 
Click here for further information

College Grants

As is the case for all Cambridge Colleges, students, including international students, are able to apply for targeted financial assistance administered by the College once they have arrived. For more information on the range of grants available, please see our Finance and Expenses page.

Some examples of College financial support include:

  • College Bursaries (£350 - £1400)
  • Academic Expenses Fund (up to £250)
  • J P Morgan Bursaries for female undergraduate students (up to £1000)
  • Student Activities Fund (up to £150)
  • The Fred Boyne Sporting Achievement Fund (Various)