Fees and Finance for Undergraduate Applicants

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The cost of studying is often a major concern for mature students. Students at Wolfson have several options to fund their studies from the University, from the College and from Student Finance England.

We wish to ensure that students studying for a first undergraduate degree will not be prevented from coming to the University for financial reasons. Increasing student support has been a priority of the College. Generous donations and careful management of our endowment has enabled us to provide nearly £500,000 of College studentships to 280 students in 2016-2017.  

What will it cost?

There are, broadly speaking, two elements to the cost of studying at University – fees and maintenance.

The table of fees at Cambridge gives the College fee and the University tuition fee.

The College fee is not paid by UK and EU students who are studying for their first undergraduate degree (from any country).

The College fee must be paid by:

  • Overseas students
  • UK and EU students undertaking a second undergraduate degree (apart those undertaking a second undergraduate degree in medicine, veterinary medicine or architecture.)

University tuition fees vary for UK and EU students and overseas students.

Tuition fee loans from Student Finance England are available for those studying a first undergraduate degree. Only UK and EU students undertaking a second undergraduate degree in medicine, veterinary medicine or architecture are eligible for finance through Student Finance England.

Maintenance means living costs – rent, food, books and so on. Maintenance loans from Student Finance England are available for those studying a first degree. Only UK and EU students undertaking a second undergraduate degree in medicine, veterinary medicine and architecture may be eligible for finance through Student Finance England.

Students with dependents may be eligible for additional funding through Student Finance England.

Students may also be eligible for Awards and Bursaries from the University and the College.

Financial undertakings

Once you have been offered a place you will be sent a Financial Undertaking Form with an estimate of the cost of your entire course, and asked to make a financial plan. Financial plans can include anticipated earnings during the summer holiday, but students are not allowed to take paid employment during term time. Bear in mind that academic work also carries over into a significant part of the Christmas and Easter vacations.

Fees advice

For all enquiries relating to fees, please contact the College Office