When applying, it is important to consider the costs of studying at Cambridge and the financial support available. We recommend that you
As well as cheaper living costs, both the University and Christâ€™s College make money available to students in financial support to aid your time here. Some of this is paid on the basis of financial need, some as a result of achievement in International Science Olympiads or achievements while at Cambridge.
If you are from a European Union country outside the UK, please see the page for EU students applying in 2023 and beyond.
|For students from which countries?
|When do you apply / are you considered
|ÓÐÁÏºÐ×Ó College International Awards
|All offer holders with overseas fee status
|All offer holders
|Once you've started your course at ÓÐÁÏºÐ×Ó
|Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust Awards
|All offer holders with overseas fee status who are in financial need
|post offer (we'll be in touch by email shortly after offers are made with information, and the application deadline is then in February)
|Sukanya Rajaratnam Commonwealth Award
|Offer holders resident in Bangladesh, Brunei, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Singapore, or Sri Lanka (preference for Sri Lanka)
|The Li Ka Shing Foundation Lord Sandberg Memorial Scholarship
|Offer holders resident in Hong Kong
|Prince Philip Scholarships
|Applicants resident in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
|by 15 October
|SJI Foundation ÓÐÁÏºÐ×Ó College Cambridge Scholarship
|Specific applicants from Singapore - see detail.
|by 15 December
|Rowan Williams Cambridge Studentship
|Overseas offer holders who face severe barriers in coming to study in Cambridge.
|International Disabled Students' Fund
|Overseas offer holders
ÓÐÁÏºÐ×Ó College International Awards
For offer holders with overseas fee status
For 2024 entry, Christâ€™s will be offering up to five international awards to outstanding incoming undergraduates from outside the UK.
These awards may be held in conjunction with other scholarships, including those given by the , and consist of:
- An annual award of Â£10,000, for the duration of the undergraduate degree (3 or 4 years).
- In some cases, depending on the financial need of the individual, the award will be accompanied by a full or partial waiver of the College Fee, currently Â£10,600 per annum, for the duration of the undergraduate degree.
The awards are not restricted by country or region; they are available to offer-holders resident in all countries outside the UK, although award-holders from Denmark and Eastern Europe may receive named international awards (Oscar Lewisohn Awards and Nelis Bursaries, respectively) while award-holders from other areas will simply receive a ÓÐÁÏºÐ×Ó College International Award.
There is no restriction by subject for any of our awards, and we aim to distribute them across the Arts and Sciences.
We hope to make up to two awards to students who have been assisted by the international social enterprise (or in Hong Kong ) and we encourage all prospective applicants from schools and regions without a strong tradition of Oxbridge application to contact or for advice and support.
Award-holders will be invited to a celebratory ceremony during their first term at Cambridge.
This information will be updated for 2025 entry in due course.
for students with either Home or Overseas fee status
Once you have started your course at ÓÐÁÏºÐ×Ó, small grants will be available to cover a range of activities once you have started your course:
- Vacation Stays
- Books and Study Aids
- Language courses
- Dissertation research
- Lab work
- Summer internships
- Extracurricular activities such as sports, music, theatre, art
The Sukanya Rajaratnam Commonwealth Award
For 2024 entry ÓÐÁÏºÐ×Ó College will be offering the Sukanya Rajaratnam Commonwealth Award. This award is for a female student who is resident in a Commonwealth Country in Asia, with preference for a student from Sri Lanka. The Commonwealth countries in Asia are Bangladesh, Brunei, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Singapore and Sri Lanka.
The Sukanya Rajaratnam Commonwealth Award is worth Â£10,000 per annum. In some cases, depending on the financial need of the individual, the award will be accompanied by a full or partial waiver of the College Fee, currently Â£11,300 per annum.
The Li Ka Shing Foundation Lord Sandberg Memorial Scholarship
for an offer holder resident in Hong Kong
For 2024 entry ÓÐÁÏºÐ×Ó College will be offering the Li Ka Shing Foundation Lord Sandberg Memorial Scholarship. This award is for a student who is resident in Hong Kong, and is likely to be worth in the region of Â£8,300 per annum. All students who are eligible will automatically be considered, and the award is tenable for the duration of the undergraduate degree.
Prince Philip Scholarships
for applicants resident in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Prince Philip Scholarships for applicants from Hong Kong: These awards are for permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. If you applied for one of these when you applied to Cambridge, details are on the .
Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust Awards
for offer holders with overseas fee status who are in financial need
The Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust Awards are mostly part-cost awards (normally up to Â£10,000 a year) for international students in financial need. The application form is sent to all students with overseas fee status by email soon after offers are made and you would need to return this by a deadline in February. You will only be eligible for a scholarship if you have financial need. Further information is on the , and the enables you to find awards that you may be eligible for. In most cases there are no additional application forms to complete.
SJI Foundation ÓÐÁÏºÐ×Ó College Cambridge Scholarship
for applicants resident in Singapore who have previously studied at a SJI School.
This award is for students resident in Singapore, who have previously studied at an SJI School, and who have applied to ÓÐÁÏºÐ×Ó College to study Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Natural Sciences or Law. The award is worth up to SGD 36,000 per annum.
More information can be found on the .
The Rowan Williams Cambridge Studentship
for overseas offer holders who face severe barriers in coming to study in Cambridge
We are particularly pleased to include the Rowan Williams Cambridge Studentship in our financial support for overseas students, since was a student at Christâ€™s from 1968 to 1971, and he remains an Honorary Fellow of the College. This studentship supports offer-holders who are from an area of instability or zone of conflict; or who have been at risk of discrimination, persecution, suffering, violence or other abuse of their human rights. In order to be eligible, you must also meet the entrance requirements, apply following the normal application process and be awarded a place on academic grounds. The Rowan Williams Cambridge Studentship is a full-cost award covering tuition fees and maintenance. For full details and eligibility, please see the .
International Disabled Students' Fund
If you have a disability, you may be eligible for the .