International Students

Information about the financial support available for overseas students can be found on the University's undergraduate admissions website.

Fees and Funding

International applicants should note that 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 with financial need 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. 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.


Jardine Scholarships

Peterhouse is proud to be one of only four Cambridge Colleges that works with the Jardine Foundation. The Jardine Foundation offers full scholarships to students from certain countries in the Far East. Applications to the Jardine Foundation are separate from applications to Peterhouse, and the deadline to apply is usually in late October.


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. 


Choral and Instrumental Awards

All offer-holders are eligible for a Choral Award or an Instrumental Award at Peterhouse. Applications are due in the Spring (see websites for details).