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Here you can find out what it costs to live and study at Cambridge.

The cost of studying here falls broadly into two categories:

  • Tuition fees (which includes University Fee and College Fee)
  • Living costs (accommodation, food, study materials, personal expenses, transport etc.).

Tuition fees differ depending on whether you are a ‘home’ student (UK and currently EU) or an international student; international student fees also vary depending on the type of course. Detailed information is available on the University website, which also describes Government support available:

Here you will find current information from the University about undergraduate fees.

Living costs are lifestyle-dependent but are similar for both home and international students. This will increase significantly if students from outside the UK stay in Cambridge during the summer vacation.

An average annual budget for living costs would be around £10,000.

You can find out more about accommodation at Lucy Cavendish College here

Financial support

The cost of studying at Cambridge can seem daunting, but a range of funds are available to both first-time undergraduates and affiliated students once they arrive here. Offer-holders may be considered for awards from some of these funds in advance.  You can find out about these by clicking the link at the foot of the page.

Studentships and awards for undergraduates

Around one third of our students received financial support from Lucy Cavendish in 2018-19.