Lucy Cavendish students have the opportunity to apply for funding on a competitive basis in the form of undergraduate awards, studentships and grants, as well as funds from wider University sources. The College is well aware of the financial strains that completing a degree or PhD can put upon students, particularly mature students who may also have families to support; the College is therefore committed to supporting our students financially wherever possible.
The College offers supplementary bursaries that give preference, for example, to single parents, students with dependents, and applicants from North-West England. Termly awards assist students with travel costs for field trips, conference fees, 'seeing practice' for our Veterinary Medicine students, and Medicine students undertaking medical elective study.
Hardship awards or loans are available to help students who experience unexpected hardship.
Wider University sources
Access to Learning Funds are Government funds, available from the University to help students from lower income households who may need extra financial support for their course and to stay in higher education. They are assessed on individual need and payment is a non-repayable grant. Students need to apply for these funds once they are studying. Further information.
The Cambridge Bursary Scheme (CBS) is open to all students who are eligible to receive the maintenance grant. Students apply for these grants once they are studying. The value of each bursary will be based on household income and calculated on a sliding scale dependent on individual circumstances. Further information.
The National Scholarships Programme's (NSP) primary purpose is to benefit individual students from disadvantaged backgrounds directly as they enter Higher Education (HE). It will apply to students entering HE from Autumn 2012 onwards. Each eligible student will receive a benefit of not less than £3,000 (full-time and pro rata part-time to a minimum intensity of 25%). Further information.
Eliahou Dangoor Scholarships up to £1,000 in the first year are awarded to first-year Cambridge Bursary award holders studying a science / engineering / mathematics subject and are designed to help out with living costs (e.g. accommodation, food, study materials, personal expenses). Further information.
More information can be found on the University of Cambridge Fees & Finance page.
Graduate financial support
Information about funding graduate studies can be found on the University of Cambridge's Graduate Funding page Have a look at some of the other useful links recommended by the College, or view a list of studentships and grants that the College offers to graduates.