Use our scholarship search (on the right) to find a list of scholarships for which you may be eligible.


All scholarships require that you apply to the University of Cambridge via the normal online application form, and most scholarships require that you apply by the relevant deadline.

There are different procedures for applying for undergraduate study (BA and similar) and for postgraduate study (Masters, PhD and similar).


Undergraduate applicants

For courses starting in the academic year 2017-18, undergraduate applicants should apply by 15 October 2016 

However, there are some exceptions.  If you are applying for undergraduate study and wish to be interviewed in China, Malaysia or Singapore, the deadline is 20 September 2016.

Graduate applicants

International graduate applicants should apply by 7 December 2016, and home/EU graduate applicants by 4 January 2017.

If you are applying for graduate study, check your specific course deadline as some are earlier than 7 December 2016 - for example, the deadline for applicants to the LLM is 15 November 2016.

More information

Before making an application to the University, research thoroughly your chosen course of study (via the University web site).

Also read the Cambridge Trust’s information about eligibility and the relevant information pages.  Some of the Trust’s scholarships will require you to make an additional application, to the relevant funding partner, so please read carefully the information about individual scholarships for which you may be eligible.



On 23 June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union.  It is not currently known how long that process will take or the impact that it will have on UK policy on higher education tuition fees, loans and bursaries.

However, the University of Cambridge has confirmed that:

a)   EU students who are already studying at Cambridge, who have an offer to study at Cambridge, or who apply to start their studies in 2017, will not be subject to the Overseas fee at any point during the course of their study, provided this continues to be permitted by UK law. The fee for those students will remain at the Home/EU rate applicable at the time (which for undergraduate students may be up to the maximum level allowed under UK law for each year).

b)   The fees for all applicants, including Home/EU students, considering entry in 2018 (including deferred entry from 2017) have yet to be set.

A fuller statement from the University's Vice-Chancellor can be found here.

The Trust, which remains committed to supporting international students at the University of Cambridge, will monitor developments and publish guidance where appropriate as details become available.