The cost of returning to study should be given careful consideration at an early stage, however the University has one of the most extensive undergraduate bursary schemes in the UK to make sure that no home student is prevented from coming to Cambridge for financial reasons, and there are special provisions for mature students.
How much will it cost?
We recommend reading the 'Cambridge Student Finance: the facts' PDF from the University which sets out the facts students need to know about costs and support at the University of Cambridge, and the University's information on Tuition fees and financial support for 2012 entry.
In addition to Tuition fees, Cambridge students also pay a College fee. Information about Tuition and College fees can be read on the Financial Information 2012-13 page of our website. However there are some things you should note particularly:
Home & EU Students
If you are eligible for public funding and do not already have an honours degree, you will not be personally liable for the College fee. If you already have an honours degree you are likely to be personally liable for the College fee, but there are exceptions to this, for example for Medicine and Veterinary Medicine students (see below).
Tuition fees for Overseas students can be read here. All Overseas students are liable for the College fee.
Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
If you are a UK or EU Medicine A100 or Veterinary Medicine D100 student who has an Honours degree you will not be personally liable for the College fee. You are eligible for a Maintenance loan from the Student Loan Company, but not a Tuition Fee Loan.
English and Welsh students studying Medicine A100 who are eligible for public funding and who do not already have an Honours degree may be able to apply for an NHS bursary in years 5 and 6 of their degree.
Information about fees and costs for the Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine (CGCM) for 2013/14 can be found here.
All candidates made an offer by the College will be asked to provide a financial guarantee for the full length of their course to show that they have the funds available to finance their study. Candidates invited for an interview for Medicine, the Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine, and Veterinary Medicine will be asked to provide a financial guarantee prior to interview. The College provides candidates with a financial guarantee form and support and advice in completing the form.