My course has an optional fourth year - what should I put for 'Course Duration' in Section A?
Your FG needs to show that you can afford to study your chosen course here. You do not need to guarantee more than three years of funding if the additional year(s) are optional, i.e. for Maths, Computer Science, Natural Sciences. A guarantee for four years of funding is only required for AMES, MML, History & ML, Engineering, the 4-year Classics course; or six years for Medicine. Top tip: If you are applying for funding for your course (e.g. for a Student Loan) you should apply for the maximum number of years that you are likely to be on the course - it's easier to cancel the additional year than to add an extra one.
What evidence do I need to send with the FG?
You do not need to send any evidence, but we reserve the right to request additional evidence of available funds as we see fit.
I haven't yet received confirmation from my application to Student Finance - should I wait and send the FG when I have it?
No, we need the FG in time for the deadline given. You do not need to submit anything from Student Finance along with the FG. We're happy for you to use the Student Finance and Cambridge Bursary calculators to work out what you think you're entitled to and for you to use this figure. Please do let us know if your entitlement ends up being different to what you put on the FG.
How do I apply to Student Finance?
See our Student Loan page.
How do I apply for the Cambridge Bursary?
No separate application is required - you will automatically be considered for it if you apply for a means-tested Student Loan and agree to share the information with your institutions. If you are not intending to apply, or are not eligible (EU students) for Student Finance, you will still need to go through this process but you do not to take up any loan offered. There is no way to apply for the Cambridge Bursary outside of the Student Finance system.
What is the College Fee?
The vast majority of Home students don't need to pay the College Fee. If you are studying for your first degree and are eligible for a Tuition Fee loan (regardless of whether you actually apply for one) you are exempt from the College Fee. Students studying for a second degree ('Affiliated Students') or those who have Overseas or Islands fee status have to pay this fee.
Who should be my Guarantor (Section D)?
You cannot be your own guarantor. For most people, it will be a parent/guardian/family member.
Who should can witness the signatures (Section D)?
Anyone who knows you. It doesn't need to be a member of a particular profession but it should not be someone in your family.