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Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge

Finance and funding

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    Photo of students outside near the bicycle racks
    Cambridge has an extensive cycling network, which provides a cheap transport option for students

    Cambridge is a relatively cheap place to study because of the subsidised rent, food and entertainment that is on offer. This page explains what you will need to pay and where money is available to help you.

    Tuition fees

    Tuition fees for undergraduate UK and overseas students can be found on the University website.

    Living costs

    Living costs include accommodation, food, travel and social activities. Individual needs vary but average living costs can be found on the University website. Details about accommodation and food can be found here. Other College costs include the internet (charged termly) and 'Caution Money' (£200, which is returned when you leave minus any costs for damage).

    Financial support

    For general advice on student finance and what Government support is available to you as a Home student, please look at the Government's Student Finance web pages.

    Cambridge Bursary Scheme

    The Cambridge Bursary is a generous means-tested bursary, which is available for UK students (including Clinical Medical and Veterinary Medicine students). It operates on a sliding scale for students dependent on their household income and can be worth up to £3,500 a year. It is not a loan but a gift from Cambridge University to you.

    College awards

    Murray Edwards has a number of awards and funding available for undergraduates including academic, sports, music and travel awards, as well as different financial support funds.

    Financial need and hardship funds

    If you experience financial difficulties during your time at Cambridge, there are both College and University funds available to help as well as advice and support from our Financial Tutor. We are committed to ensuring Home students should be able to afford the education and experience that Cambridge has to offer.