Information about the financial support available for overseas students can be found on the University's undergraduate admissions website.
Students from EU countries beginning their studies in the UK in October 2021 or later will no longer benefit from home fee status and therefore will be classified as overseas students and will not be eligible for financial support from Student Finance England. Students who commence their studies before October 2021 will not be affected and will retain their home fee status and eligibility for financial support throughout their course.
Fees and Funding
EU applicants should note that, from 2020, the College requires assurance (either in the form of a banker’s letter confirming a guarantor’s ability to pay based on annual income, or evidence of the award of an approved scholarship) that they will have adequate funding available to pay the relevant fees and charges for the duration of their course. All international students are required to provide sufficient financial assurances by 31st August in the year in which their offer is made.
Cambridge Overseas Trust
There are a number of scholarships available to Overseas students at Cambridge, which are administered by the Cambridge Overseas Trust (COT). All Overseas offer-holders are encouraged to apply to the Trusts in January for a part-scholarship of £8,000 p.a. In addition, there are various nationality-/domicile-dependent scholarships available, some of which require a separate application (some are pre-application, see website for details). Offer-holders who apply to the COT can expect to hear the result of this application in May. They are also considered for additional funding by the Peterhouse Grants Committee, which typically offers between £500-£3,000 p.a. for selected students (although sometimes a case can be made for a larger sum) and these results are typically announced in June or July. Both the COT scholarships and Peterhouse Grants are allocated based on financial need and academic ability, and the fund are specifically towards tuition fee costs. Successful candidates are obliged to inform the College of any additional Grants/Scholarships secured, and this may affect the amount of funding provided by the College. Additional specific terms and conditions apply.
Peterhouse will be offering up to two full bursaries for candidates applying in October 2020 with overseas fee status from countries not covered by the Jardine Scholarship scheme, including students from the European Union. The bursaries will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, with consideration for the level of financial need of the individual student. Partial support for further candidates may also be available.
EU students can be considered for the Cambridge Bursary (typical max. £3,500 p.a.) which is calculated on a similar basis to government Maintenance loans. You will automatically be considered for this bursary if you apply for a means-tested loan from the government, and agree to share this information with your institutions. Even if you don't accept, or aren't eligible, for such a loan from the government then you must go through this process in order to be considered for the Cambridge Bursary.
Rowan Williams Cambridge Studentship
The Rowan Williams Cambridge Studentship is a new programme established to support students who are from an area of instability or zone of conflict.