Fees & Finance for Graduate Students

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Funding and Costs

The University's Graduate Admissions web pages have details of fees, maintenance and funding. 

Sources of Funding

Several sources of funding are available to graduate students at Cambridge. The information provided here is not an exhaustive list.

The Graduate Prospectus has good, comprehensive information about funding available from the University and its associated Trusts, and from Government bodies, including the Research Councils. You should also consult the Special Issue (usually No. 6) of the University Reporter on awards and scholarships, published every November, and available online.

Overseas students will find further help from the UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) and British Council websites.

You may also find the following sources of information useful:

  • 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 contains details of the actual grants made by many of the UK’s leading grantmaking trusts arranged in alphabetical order. Details of the trusts’ stated objectives and funding priorities are also included. The Directory, and accompanying website, www.trustfunding.org.uk are published by the Directory of Social Change.
  • The Awards Almanac, published by St James’ Press, Gale Research International, PO Box 699, Cheriton House, North Way, Andover, Hampshire SP10 5YE. This publication provides details about scholarships, awards, fellowships and research funding available worldwide in all subject disciplines.
  • Prospects Postgraduate Funding Guide, published by CSU Ltd, Prospects House, Booth Street East, Manchester M13 9EP. This booklet provides information on sources of funding available to UK, EU and overseas students.

Students with children should also consult The Cambridge Guide for Student Parents.