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Financial Support

Wolfson College offers financial support to its current students from a range of sources. You can find out about our hardship funds, travel awards, and sports and music grants in this section.

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University and College Fees

Details of University and College Fees and funding opportunities are given on the respective pages in the Postgraduate and Undergraduate Study sections. For information on how to pay your fees, including how to pay from overseas, please consult our Payments & Fees page.

Wolfson Scholarships

Applications for the Wolfson Scholarships are now closed. Please note that current Wolfson students who will be starting a new course at Wolfson next academic year (e.g. undergraduates about to start a Masters or Masters transitioning to PhD) are eligible to apply for this award as new students, and indeed some funding sources are dedicated to supporting such students.

Visit the funding sections of the undergraduate or postgraduate pages for further details.

Hardship Funds

If you are experiencing hardship, please contact your Tutor for further information.  Please see further information on hardship funds.

Travel & Research and Vacation Project Grants

Wolfson College has a limited fund to support travel to conferences and to cover some research-related expenses. Awards up to £400 are available to undergraduates (per year) and postgraduates on one or two-year courses, and awards of up to £1,200 are available to PhD students. Click to find out more and apply for a Wolfson College Travel & Research or Vacation Project Grant.

Sports Awards

The College provides Sports Awards of up to £200 towards costs such as subscription fees, equipment, mandatory kit and travel costs to competitions. Funds are limited, so priority will be given to applicants who can demonstrate financial need.

Please note the submission dates for Wolfson College Hardship, Travel, Vacation Project Grants and Sports Awards: 

There are five meetings of the Student Finance Committee per year, when the majority of applications are assessed. The last date that applications can be received for these meetings for 2023-2024 are:

  • 22 November (meeting date 5 December)
  • 16 January (meeting date 30 January)
  • 13 February (meeting date 27 February)
  • 23 April (meeting date 7 May)
  • 28 May (meeting date 18 June)

Applications will also be assessed between July and October as necessary. 

*Only complete applications (including references) will be tabled at the meeting. Please make sure your references reach us within the deadline and always consult with your Tutor and DOS/Supervisor before you apply for these funds. 

Language Study Grants

Wolfson offers Language Study Grants to cover up to 50% of the course fees for languages other than English through the Cambridge University Language Programme (CULP)

Music Scholarships

Brian Moore Accompanist Scholarship: We offer a choir accompanist scholarship each year worth £450 with additional benefits including a keyboard in your room, free choir tours, and piano/organ/singing lessons.  

Choral Scholarships: We offer up to seven choral scholarships each year, each with a stipend of £100. Additional 'perks' include a number of free Formal Halls, free choir tours and singing lessons.

Please email the following form to the Director of Music, Ms Lyn Alcántara, if you would like to apply. Auditions are held during the first week of Michaelmas Term.

Academic Prizes

There are a series of Academic Prizes available for students who excel in their subjects, which are awarded on Graduation.