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Postgraduate Admissions

 

Finance for postgraduate students:

Estimate how much it will cost you to study at Cambridge, find up-to-date funding information and learn about the financial commitments you will need to make. We will ask you to demonstrate that you can cover costs for the entire duration of your course, including any possible over-runs, before we can admit you to the University.

Your finances will break into:

  1. University Composition Fee: paid via your College to the University to cover your education and College membership.
  2. Maintenance: your estimated minimum cost of living.
  3. Funding: external and internal sources which could help you meet costs.

Please note that the financial requirements discussed across this web site are always minimum costs.

These, along with any additional costs, make up the minimum financial commitment you will be required to demonstrate before you can be admitted to the University. A number of general and course-specific funding opportunities exist to help you meet this commitment.

Estimating your costs for longer studentship: if your course is longer than 12 months you will need to take into account probable annual increases in all expenses, at least in line with inflation. If you are an international student you should also account for possible fluctuations in currency exchange rates.

Working while studying: There are certain expectations and regulations around working, depending on your circumstances. Learn about working while studying from the Cambridge Students website: https://www.cambridgestudents.cam.ac.uk/your-course/graduate-study/your-...

Taking a break: If you take a break from your studies (“intermit”) or are removed from the Student Register and then return to study, you may have to pay a higher University Composition Fee.

Non-formal financial support: If you don’t pay your fees to your College, this constitutes grounds for removal from the Student Register and withdrawal from your course.

Integrity of your application: You will need to complete a Financial Undertaking Form to confirm that you have the funding to complete your studies. If we consider that that you submitted the Form in bad faith, the College may recommend that you are removed from the Student Register and you will have to withdraw from your course.

Non-payment: If you don’t pay your fees to your College, this constitutes grounds for removal from the Student Register and withdrawal from your course.

What is my estimated minimum annual financial commitment? 2022–2023

Use the form below to determine what your estimated fees and maintenance are likely to be.

Part of the reason why I chose to apply to Cambridge is the multiple funding opportunities available.

Dorien, PhD in Veterinary Medicine