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UK Students

You must apply for financial assistance through your own regional Student Finance body in order to be eligible for the Cambridge Bursary.

Student Awards Agency for Scotland

Student Finance Northern Ireland

Student Finance Wales

or Student Finance England

 All the links to these can be found on the applications page of Student Finance England's website.

There is no separate application for the bursary, we base the award on the income assessment carried out by your Student Finance body the result of which is passed on to the Student Loans Company who administer the Cambridge Bursaries on behalf of the University.

If you are applying for means tested support from your student finance body you do not need to apply separately for the Cambridge Bursary, you will automatically be assessed for the bursary.

Your College will let you know if you have been awarded a Cambridge Bursary and the amount which has been awarded.

If you have not heard anything about your bursary by the start of term, please get in touch.

If you apply late for student finance you will still be considered for a Cambridge Bursary.  Your payments will arrive later depending on when you apply and the relevant processing times at SLC so we advise you apply as early as possible.  However Cambridge Bursary payments can be made retrospectively so you will not lose any part of your bursary because you applied late (applications close at the end of June at the end of the relevant academic year and no new applications will be processed after that time - i.e. no futher applications for 17/18 academic year will be processed after 30th June, 2018).

 

Medical Students

Clinical Medical Students

Clinical medical students who receive a NHS Bursary (normally students in their fifth and sixth years) must request means-testing to be undertaken by their Student Finance agency or regional equivalent in order to be considered for a Cambridge Bursary. The bursary will be based on the level of household income only (ie no deduction will be made for NHS Bursary).  In order to request this you must complete and submit a PFF2 form along with a Non Means Tested to Means Tested form and a cover letter explaining that you wish to be means tested for bursary purposes.  If you wish to, you can use this letter from me written on your behalf to request the means testing.

 

Medical Students from Northern Ireland

Northern Irish students receiving NHS bursaries must contact their College in order for arrangememnts to be made for your financial information to be obtained from your Education Authority.  We cannot obtain your information automatically so we cannot award your bursary unless the information is requested from your regional Education Authority.

 

Cambridge Graduate Course In Medicine

Students on the Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine are now eligible for the Cambridge Bursary in every year of their course (despite this not being their first degree).  The same eligibility criteria apply to these students as to undergraduates undertaking their first degree.

If you're getting any means tested assistance from SLC (i.e. if you have undergone a household income assessment with SLC rather than the NHS) then you'll automatically be assessed for a Cambridge Bursary.

If you're only receiving non-means tested support from SLC (for example because you're part way through your CGCM course and are receiving the NHS Bursary) then you'll need to complete the PFF2 form along with a Non Means Tested to Means Tested form and submit these with a cover letter explaining that you wish to be means tested for bursary purposes.  If you are applying part way through the academic year, you will still receive the full bursary.  If you are classed as indpenendent you need only complete the Non Means Tested to Means Tested form.

 

Affiliated Students

Students studying Medicine or Veterinary Medicine through the affiliated route are also now eligible for the Cambridge Bursary, in all years of their course on the same basis as Medics and Vets on the standard course.  This means that for affiliated students, as with all other students, the level of bursary is based on either their own income or their parents' income depending on whether or not they are deemed to be independent by their regional funding body.

If you are only receiving non-means tested support (either because you receive the NHS bursary or becasue you already have a degree) you too will need to complete the PFF2 form along with a Non Means Tested to Means Tested form and submit these with a cover letter explaining that you wish to be means tested for bursary purposes.  If you are classed as indpenendent you need only complete the Non Means Tested to Means Tested form.