You will need to prove that you can finance yourself for the entire course. If you need a student visa to study, be aware that the University's living expenses are higher than the UK Home Office's requirement. You should not expect to support yourself by working as the University has restrictions on working during studies. If you are bringing dependants to Cambridge, you must first obtain consent of your College and supply evidence of having the extra financial support required.
There are various sources of financial support available to help towards your costs at Cambridge. These include:
- Financial support for undergraduate students from the EU
- Scholarships and financial support for undergraduate students from outside the EU
- Funding support for graduate students
- Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust is the largest provider of funding for international students at Cambridge. Working with partners worldwide, the Trust awards approximately 500 scholarships annually, and supports between 1100 and 1400 students in residence each year. Use the Trust's Scholarship search to see the range of scholarships for which you are eligible.
- Gates Cambridge provides scholarships to outstanding applicants from outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree.
- The ‘Cambridge Funding Search’ publicises awards available.
- Financial support for disabled students