A range of funds are available to both first-time undergraduates and affiliated students once they arrive in Cambridge, as detailed on our Awards and Bursaries page.  Offer-holders may be considered for awards from some of these funds, in advance.

First-time Undergraduates

The University of Cambridge Financial Support website provides a useful overview of the funding generally available to first-time undergraduates at Cambridge who come from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland Wales, and the EU (outside the UK). This includes tuition fee loans, maintenance loans, grants, National Scholarships, the Cambridge Bursary, and the Cambridge European Bursary.

EU students who have been resident in the UK for more than three years may qualify for government assistance with living costs, and some students who have previously undertaken undergraduate study may qualify for government assistance with living costs and tuition: contact the Student Loans Company for further information.

Subject-specific Bursaries

UK and EU students may also be eligible for subject-specific bursaries at certain stages of their degree:

  • Incoming Graduate Medics may qualify for the Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine Bursary
  • UK and EU students on both the Graduate and Standard Course in Medicine become eligible for NHS Bursaries later in their degrees
  • The Foulkes Foundation provides financial support for science graduates who need a medical degree before they can undertake medical research, and for medical graduates who need a science degree.

A full Fact Sheet on sources of funding for the Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine is available from our Admissions Office (admissions@lucy-cav.cam.ac.uk).

UK-resident Students with Special Circumstances

The government offers additional support to UK-resident students with special circumstances, in the form of the Disabled Students' AllowanceParents' Learning AllowanceAdult Dependants' Grant and Childcare Grant.

Overseas Students

Overseas students who receive an offer from Lucy Cavendish are invited to apply for assistance from the Cambridge Trusts, and the College will also make a contribution to the costs of Cambridge Trusts scholars.