Information for undergraduate applicants

The Cambridge Trust offers a small programme of scholarships for undergraduate students who are set at the Overseas fee rate.

Most of the Trust's scholarships are part-cost awards which will pay only part of the cost of studying in Cambridge.  Use the scholarship search to find the awards for which you may be eligible.


The eligibility requirements for part-cost scholarships are:

  • significant academic achievement and potential
  • financial need

Funding for international students with financial need is highly competitive.  If you do not require financial support in order to study at Cambridge, please do not apply for a scholarship.  You will only be eligible for a scholarship if we are satisfied that you have financial need.

The Cambridge Bursary Scheme offers students with home fee status non-repayable bursaries.

Application Process

Applicants intending to pursue a course of undergraduate study at the University of Cambridge should complete and submit a UCAS application by the deadline of 16 October 2023.

To apply for funding from the Cambridge Trust you will first need to gain an offer of admission to a Cambridge College.  Full information about undergraduate admission can be found here, on the University's website.  Please be aware that the Trust is unable to admit students to the University or to any of its Colleges.

Once you have an offer of admission to a Cambridge College, you will be invited by your College to complete an application to the Trust to be considered for funding. 

You do not need to apply directly to the Trust for funding, as the Trust only considers applicants who are put forward by their Colleges.  

You will be informed in March/April if you have been successful in gaining a scholarship.