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Postgraduate Admissions

 

Brexit

The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020. The Universities Minister for England has made the following announcements on how this will impact students eligibility for Home fees:

  • Announcement on 28 May 2019: Students from the European Union starting courses in England in the 2020/21 academic year will continue to be eligible for home fee status. Therefore EU students who start their studies in Michaelmas Term 2020, Lent Term 2021 or Easter Term 2021 will be at the applicable Home/EU rate for the duration of their course.
  • Announcement on 23 June 2020: EU (except Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland), other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fee status for courses starting in academic year 2021/22

The UK Government has not yet published the fee regulations for students commencing their study in the academic year 2021/22. We are expecting these in February 2021. For further information please see here.

Our international students contribute to making Cambridge a vibrant and diverse place in which to study and we continue to extend a welcome to those students. 

University Composition Fee (UCF)

This fee covers the cost of the teaching, supervision, student support and facilities you will receive and have access to from the University and your College. The value of the UCF is dependent on your fee status.

You are liable to pay the UCF for the following minimum number of research terms:

Qualification Terms, full-time Terms, part-time
PhD, CPGS 9 (3 years) 15 (5 years)
MLitt, MSc 6 (2 years) 10 (3⅓ years)
MPhil 3 (1 year) 6 (2 years)

Payment of Fees

The University Composition Fee is collected by the College, along with any living costs incurred in College (rental of College accommodation, food taken in College).

Master of Advanced Study courses, which are equivalent of a fourth undergraduate year, are treated as undergraduate courses for fee purposes, and therefore overseas students are also charged the undergraduate College fee not included in the fee table below.

The College will make clear to you how these payments are to be made and by what deadlines. Some Colleges collect the fees for the whole year at the beginning of the course.

 

Fee Table 2021/22