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At least a third of Lucy UK and EU Undergraduates were eligible for a Cambridge Bursary last year.

The scheme is based on assessment of household income by the Student Loans Company(SLC), so you must apply for a student loan for maintenance or tuition fees in order to be automatically assessed for a bursary under this scheme. You will need to reapply to SLC each year of your course. If your household income is less than £62,215 p.a. you should be eligible for a Bursary. 

In order to be assessed for a Cambridge Bursary, you must not tick the box opting out of sharing financial information with the University in your SLC application. 

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The scheme is centrally administered and the Bursary is paid directly to you by SLC but College contributes towards this. There is a requirement to demonstrate continuing academic endeavour throughout the course as well as continuing financial need as assessed by SLC. 

Both the University and the College administer a range of funds: 

  • The Breaking Barriers Student Support Fund provides one Dominey Bursary per year in support of an Undergraduate student. Those who are eligible will be automatically considered to receive this funding – you do not apply separately.  

  • Santander Universities provide scholarships up to £1000 for those from under-represented backgrounds. Those who are eligible will be automatically considered to receive this funding – you do not need to apply separately. 

  • The Cambridge Trust welcomes applications for financial support from overseas students who have received an offer from Lucy Cavendish. The College may also make a contribution to the costs of Cambridge Trust scholarships.

  • The Central Childcare Bursary Scheme welcomes funding applications from parents from the EU and overseas.  

  • The Hawks' Charitable Trust and the Eric Evans Fund welcome applications from elite sports people while the Instrumental Awards provides funding for talented musicians.  

  • The Bell, Abbott and Barnes Funds offer support to undergraduates in financial difficulties, especially where these are unexpected. 

Support to enrich your Cambridge Experience 

Small grants are also available from Lucy Cavendish College for costs associated with: 

  • Travel, Research, Conferences, Language Courses and Careers- or Enterprise-focused Short Courses

  •  Medical & Veterinary Electives 

  • Participating in elite Sport 

For current students interested in applying for support to enrich their Cambridge experience, please visit the Financial Support section of the members area of the College website.  

If you are a prospective applicant wishing to study at Lucy Cavendish in the future, or an offer holder, please contact our Admissions Team at for further information.

Making the Most of Cambridge Fund

We know from experience that those who optimise their co- and extra-curricular activities at Cambridge go on to perform better at Tripos.

Thanks to the generosity of donors during Giving Week 2020, funding is available to enable you, as a student at Lucy Cavendish College, to ‘Make the Most of Cambridge’, enhancing your studies and ensuring you progress confidently in your chosen career.

The funding is available for:

  • Co-curricular activities, such as taking part in subject-focussed societies, academic conferences or field trips.
  • Participation in extra-curricular activities including volunteering, professional workshops, short career- and enterprise-related courses, boot-camps, sports teams (including subscription fees and/or sports kits), drama or music groups and other societies.

For more infrmation and to apply please visit this page.

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