Awards & Bursaries for Undergraduate Students

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Financial Support from the University

Cambridge Bursary Scheme (EU and UK Students)
The University is committed to the principle that no  eligible  student should be deterred from applying for entry because of financial considerations, and that no eligible  student should have to leave because of financial difficulties.
The value of each Bursary will be based on household income. Students with a household income of less than £42,620 will be eligible for a Cambridge Bursary  up to a maximum of £3,500 per annum. A higher level of Bursary will be available for mature students who have to remain in Cambridge throughout the year and who were over 21 years of age when they started their first undergraduate degree. A student who meets these conditions  will be eligible for a Cambridge Bursary up to £5,600 per annum.  Income from family sources or from vacation employment is not included in this assessment.

Bell, Abbott and Barnes Funds

The Bell, Abbott and Barnes Funds provide assistance to undergraduate students (but not graduate students) in financial difficulties, and particularly to those suffering unexpected hardship. They provide grants of £100 to £1,000 (or up to £2,000 in exceptional circumstances) per annum. There is one application deadline in the middle of each term: you should, well in advance, give full details of your financial situation to your Tutor who can apply on your behalf.If you are successful you will receive your grant towards the end of the term.A webpage giving further information about the Funds can be found at

Support from Wolfson College

The Wolfson Alborada Scholars Fund

The Alborada Scholarships will be available to Veterinary and Medical Science undergraduate students and Veterinary and Medical Science PhD students.The Alborada Scholarships will be granted to those students for whom the funding will have a significant impact, enabling them to study at, or continue to study at, Wolfson College. An annual scholarship of between £10,000 and £20,000 will be offered for at least three years per student, subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Apply online for the Alborada Scholarship.

Donald & Beryl O'May Studentship
The Studentship should be available in October 2019 for study in the arts and social sciences (including law).  The award may be held for one, two or three years (subject to satisfactory progress) and is worth £13,500 towards university/college fees and maintenance. A successful applicant may be at undergraduate or postgraduate level and must be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland. Preference will be given to candidates who have had a significant break in their studies at some stage since leaving school. Applicants for postgraduate study should hold (or expect to achieve) a first-class or good upper-second honours degree or equivalent. The applicant must be resident or have accepted a place to study at Wolfson College. Please see the application form for details of how to apply.

Wolfson College Studentships
Santander studentships will be available in 2017-18. The maximum value will be £2,000 and are tenable for one year only.The Chris Hale Bursary is available for students demonstrating severe hardship
There are a number of other Wolfson College Studentships available in 2017-18.
Application form for Wolfson College studentships

Wolfson College Hardship Fund
Hardship grants are available from Wolfson College for students who have unexpected financial difficulties.
Application form for Wolfson College Hardship Fund

Ujejski-Williams Childcare Fund
Bursaries are available to help with the cost of childcare. Information is available from the Student Finance Officer, Elizabeth Bland (

The Dato Ng Kong Yeam Prize
Visiting Fellow, Professor Irene Ng, has established an annual prize for Law in the name of her father, who is an eminent lawyer in Singapore and Malaysia. The Dato Ng Kong Yeam Prize will be awarded for the best performance by an undergraduate in Part I of the Law Tripos.

Other Support for Overseas Students

Cambridge Trusts Awards (Overseas students)
If you are offered a place on an undergraduate course as an Overseas student, we will send you an application form for the Cambridge Trusts. You should note that these awards cannot entirely fund your studies; you will be required to make up the shortfall from other sources.