There are many myths about Cambridge, but perhaps the most misleading one is that ‘Cambridge is too expensive – I can’t afford to go there.'
This may be what you’ve heard, but while Cambridge is one of the world’s top universities, studying and living here is no more expensive than at any other university in the UK. In fact, because Cambridge is well-resourced, we are able to subsidise academic facilities and student accommodation as well as offering financial support (and a helpful search function), so it can often work out cheaper to study here than at many other institutions. There is no reason to think that you will not be able to afford to study at Cambridge University.
The University provides an overview of the costs involved for UK and EU students in coming to Cambridge – in respect of both tuition fees and living expenses – on its website. Comparable information for international students (those from outside the EU) can be found on the International Students pages of the Unviersity website. More specific information on the costs of accommodation and meals at Peterhouse can be found on our living pages, and the Cambridge Admissions Office have issued a report on the background of what makes Cambridge such a cheap place to study.