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The University of Cambridge offers bursaries to Home/EU Undergraduate Students to help them meet the the cost of their Cambridge education.

All figures correct for academic year 2018-19.

The Basics

If you are a UK or EU undergraduate student with a household income of below £42,620 then you are likely to be eligible for a Cambridge Bursary of up to £3,500 per year.

The Cambridge Bursary is an annual gift from us to you, it is not a loan and it does not need to be repaid.

You will need to be assessed by your regional student finance body and found to be eligible for a student loan but you do not need to take out a student loan to receive the Cambridge Bursary.  As long as you are assessed as eligible for UK Government funding, you will be assessed for a Cambridge Bursary, whether or not you take out a student loan.

Provided your eligibility does not change, you could receive it for every year of your course, whatever its length.  This also applies to students who are taking longer to complete their course due to disability or for medical reasons.

The Cambridge Bursary is in addition to any loan for maintenance or tuition fees which you receive from the UK government.

Most UK students do not need to apply separately for the Cambridge Bursary, you will be automatically assessed by the Student Loans Company as part of your application for student Finance from the UK Government.

The Cambridge Bursary is not available for overseas students.  For further information on what funding may be available for overseas undergraduates please see the finance section of the International Students website.