Undergraduate bursaries

Undergraduate bursaries

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  • Graduating students at General Admission, 2012
    Graduating students at General Admission

The Cambridge Bursary Scheme, run in partnership by the Colleges and University, offers many UK students studying for their first degree financial support in the form of non-repayable bursaries, tailored to their household income.

The rising cost of living means basic maintenance can present a challenge to undergraduate students from low-income households. Even full state support does not adequately meet a student's living costs. This is why the Cambridge Bursary Scheme is so essential.

Of the 107 Nobel Prize-winners that Cambridge has produced since 1904, over a third received an undergraduate bursary, scholarship or grant. Some of the world’s greatest and most impactful discoveries might never have happened had these exceptional people not received financial support.

We do not ever want finance to be an obstacle to studying at Cambridge. The Cambridge Bursary Scheme, run in partnership by the Colleges and University, offers many UK students studying for their first degree financial support in the form of non-repayable bursaries, the value of which is dependent on their household income.

We want to be able to educate those who will benefit and contribute most from studying here by removing any financial or social barriers that currently stand in the way of talented students joining the Cambridge community.

Next steps

Make a gift online now to your College or the University. If you would like to discuss your philanthropic objectives, please contact:

Glen Whitehead

Glen Whitehead

Director of Development — University Strategic Initiatives

glen.whitehead@admin.cam.ac.uk

+44 (0)1223 330112 or mobile: +44 (0)7711 500332

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Make a gift now to Undergraduate student bursaries (Student Registry) by credit or debit card, or set up a direct debit:

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Read further detail about how the Cambridge Bursary Scheme works.

Research by the Faculty of Education finds Cambridge University Bursaries help with students’ academic outcomes, wellbeing and university experience.

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