What costs will I incur as a Cambridge student?

Costs at Cambridge fall into two categories, tuition costs and living costs, and fees for postgraduate students vary by residential status and by course. Information about the fees for most courses is available on the University of Cambridge Fees Listing page. Candidates for MSts, the MBA, the Executive MBA, the MFin, the PGCE and the MEd should consult the Institute for Continuing Education, Judge Business School, or Faculty of Education websites.

Full-time students will be asked to demonstrate that they can cover living costs. More information about these costs can be found on the Maintenance and Living Costs sections of the University website, and on our College Life pages.

Are postgraduate students eligible for financial support?

  • There are a number of ways to find out about financial support for postgraduate students.
  • The Cambridge Graduate Propectus contains a useful overview of the funding available from the University and its associated Trusts, and from Government bodies, including the Research Councils.
  • CamFunds is a database of student funding administered by individual offices, departments, faculties, institutions, NUI's or Colleges of the University of Cambridge.
  • Overseas students will find further help on the UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) and British Council websites.
  • The Grants Register published by Palgrave MacMillan includes information on a variety of scholarships, fellowships and research grants, exchange and vacation study opportunities, professional and vocational grants.
  • The Directory of Grantmaking Trusts published by Directory of Social Change, and the associated website, Trust Funding, contain information about the grants made by many of the UK’s leading grantmaking trusts. Details of the trusts’ stated objectives and funding priorities are also included.
  • Prospects provides some pointers on its website and publishes a Postgraduate Funding Guide containing information on sources of funding available to UK, EU and overseas students.
  • Students with children should consult The Cambridge Guide for Student Parents.
  • Lucy Cavendish College grants are listed on our Awards and Bursaries page.