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Students have two main costs to consider when at university their University Fees and their living costs (often called Maintenance). There are several sources of financial help for students to afford this:

Student Finance England

The first source of money for UK students is Student Finance England, where most students get the bulk of their money to fund their studies

For a quick guide from SFE click here

If you would like a more in-depth breakdown of exactly how Student Loans and their repayments work click here for a really important talk my Martin Lewis (Money Saving Expert) [Please watch if you think you can’t afford university!]

All of the above video applies to students at Cambridge except working alongside studying. Students at Cambridge are not able to work alongside studying due to the academic demands of the courses. We know this and we have other financial support to ensure that you will have enough money without having to get a job- Read on for more 


Cambridge University Bursaries 

On top of student finance, the university has just expanded its bursary scheme to offer additional *non-repayable* financial support to students with household incomes up to £62,215

Extra money will also be available for students who have received Free School Meals and those classed as ‘independent’

For more information on this scheme and what you may be entitled to please see the university page here


Other Cambridge Funding 

The University also has other funds and scholarships to help all students, including international students. For more information on these please take a more in-depth look at the University Fees and Funding page (here) and the International Student Funding Page (here)


College Assistance 

Colleges can also be a source of financial support for their students. The level of support at different colleges varies but some have means tested bursaries and most have funds that students can apply to for specific need/educational resources/academic travel.

Check the financial support on your chosen college’s website for more details about what you may be entitled to.


Faculty Help 

The Classics Faculty is working on doing more for students financially

This year, generous donations by Mary Beard and Karen and Peter Ventress have provided 3 Joyce Reynlds Awards which will support 3 students from underprivileged and underrepresented backgrounds throughout their time in Cambridge. Recipients of these awards will receive £10,000 a year for maintenance costs. If you think you may be eligible for this award please read more here

We are also fundraising to provide further support for students on our 4 year course. We understand the extra costs involved in an additinal year of study, and we don’t want anyone to be disadvantaged because they haven’t had access to study the ancient languages at school.

If you are reading this page as a potential donor, please consider supporting us in this aim. For more information on how to support studnetships click here

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