Awards & Bursaries

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Financial Support from the University

Cambridge Bursary Scheme (EU and UK Students)

The value of each bursary is based on household income. Students with a household income of less than £42,620 will be eligible for a maximum of £3,500 per annum. A higher level of bursary (up to £5,600) is 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. Income from family sources or from vacation employment is not included in this assessment. You must apply for the bursary from Student Finance England. For more details, see the Cambridge Bursary Scheme.

Bell, Abbott and Barnes Funds

The Bell, Abbott and Barnes Funds provide assistance to undergraduate 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 to apply on your behalf. If you are successful you will receive your grant towards the end of the term.

Financial support from Wolfson College

The Wolfson Alborada Scholars' Fund

The Alborada Scholarships is available to Veterinary and Medical Science undergraduate students. They are 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
This 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. Applicants must be citizens 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. The applicant must be resident or have accepted a place to study at Wolfson College. The application form will be available from January 2019.

Wolfson College Studentships

There are a number of other Wolfson College Studentships available in 2018-19. These area awarded by the College Scholarship Committee on the basis of academic ability and financial need. Applications must be filled out before 31 March 2018.

Apply online for a Wolfson College Studentship.

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.