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Awards & Bursaries

A variety of financial awards are available through the University as well as the College. 

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Financial Support from the University

Cambridge Bursary Scheme (EU & UK Students)

In order to be eligible for the Cambridge Bursary all UK students must apply for financial assistance through Student Finance England, Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Finance Wales or Student Finance Northern Ireland depending on where you live, and undergo a household income assessment, as the value of each bursary is based on household income. Students with a household income of less than £42,620 are eligible for a maximum of £3,500 per year.

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. 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.

Rowan Williams Studentship

For new students only. The Rowan Williams Cambridge Studentship is a new programme established by the Cambridge Trust to support students who face severe barriers in coming to study in Cambridge. Eligible candidates may be from an area of instability or zone of conflict; or be at risk of discrimination, persecution, suffering, violence or other abuse of their human rights. Find out more on the Cambridge Trust website.

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. Annual scholarships of between £10,000 and £20,000 are offered for up to 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 2019-20. These are awarded by the College Scholarship Committee on the basis of academic ability and financial need. Applications must be filled out before 31 March 2019.

Apply online for a Wolfson College Studentship.