University-wide and External Financial Support

There are many different sources of financial support available, ranging from student loans and bursaries administered by the Government to funding offered by the University of Cambridge.  

University of Cambridge Financial Hardship Support information.

Please view the links below for further information. 

Current Undergraduate Students (BA, MSci, MEng)

Name and purpose

 

Eligibility

Typical amount awarded*

Application information and deadline

Bell, Abbott and Barnes Fund

Unexpected financial difficulties
 

UK, EU or overseas [Only BA, MSci, MEng, or students taking a Part III course who have not yet collected their BA degree]

£100 to £1,000 [or up to £2,000 in certain circumstances]

£375* in 2015-2016

Web Link

Discuss application with College Tutor
Application Form for College Tutor only

One application deadline each Term [Division of Term dates]

Cambridge Bursary Scheme

Cambridge education costs
 

UK and EU only

[With a household income of below £42,620]

Up to £3,500 per annum [amount awarded is dependent upon parental income]

Web Link

Automatically assessed by the Student Loans Company as part of any application for student finance from the UK Government

Instrumental Awards for Chamber Music

Instrumental lesson costs

UK, EU or Overseas

Up to £200, plus regular coaching and masterclasses

Web Link

Application Form

 

Deadline: 28 February 2019

Crane's Charity

Medical costs

Junior members in residence

£500 to £700

£764* in 2016-2017

Web Link

 

Any time throughout the year

Exceptional Hardship Fund

 

Exceptional financial hardship

Current undergraduate students who are experiencing exceptional financial hardship or intermitting students who have no other available financial support

[This fund is intended for genuine cases of hardship not ordinarily covered by other hardship funds, or where other hardship funds have been exhausted] 

Up to £1000 Application Form

College support must be sought for your application

Supported applications will be submitted by the Senior Tutor

 

Any time throughout the year, but this new fund is limited

Current Postgraduate Students

Name and purpose

Eligibility

Typical Amount Awarded*

Application information and deadline

Exceptional Hardship Fund

 

Exceptional financial hardship

Current postgraduate students who are experiencing exceptional financial hardship or intermitting students who have no other available financial support

[This fund is intended for genuine cases of hardship not ordinarily covered by other hardship funds, or where other hardship funds have been exhausted] 

Up to £1000 Application Form

College support must be sought for your application

Supported applications will be submitted by the Senior Tutor

 

Any time throughout the year, but this new fund is limited

Graduate Hardship Fund [administered by the Student Registry]

Financial Hardship

PhD, MLitt or MSc theses only

No limit, but the fund will not meet the total cost of printing and binding for each student

Web Link
Application Form

17 March 2019 [Lent] 16 June 2019 [Easter] 16 September 2019 [Long Vacation]

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sheikh Family Bursaries

(Funding for undergraduate Muslim home students)

The COSARAF Charitable Foundation has established The Sheikh Family Bursaries in order to award hardship funds to undergraduate Muslim home students in financial need.  The Bursaries will open to undergraduate home students who are in financial difficulties in all Cambridge Colleges and particularly to those suffering unexpected hardship. They provide grants of up to £2,000 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.

Apply for a Sheikh Family Bursary.

University Funding News

  1. The Donald Robertson Travel Fund has been suspended this year (2020), due to the current circumstances.  Please contact the Awards Administrator for further information.