The University of Cambridge is one of the world's leading research universities, and home to more than 23,000 students from all corners of the globe. Building on its reputation for academic excellence, Cambridge often ranks amongst the very top universities in the world for teaching, research, international outlook and employer reputation. The University has a diverse and vibrant student community, with around 25% of undergraduates and more than 50% of postgraduates coming from outside the UK.
University of Cambridge scholarships for European students
Cambridge Trust scholarships for undergraduate students
The Cambridge Trust offers a small number of part-cost scholarships, usually up to £10,000 each, for students with Overseas fee status, including European students. Applicants must demonstrate both financial need and significant academic achievement and potential.
To apply for a Cambridge Trust scholarship, students will first need to receive an offer of admission from a Cambridge College via the standard undergraduate application process. Offer-holders will be invited by their College to complete a separate application to the Trust.
Information for undergraduate applicants | Scholarships (cambridgetrust.org)
Cambridge College scholarships for undergraduate students
In addition to the part-cost scholarships offered by the Cambridge Trust, several Colleges offer scholarships for which European students are eligible. There is no separate application process for any of the opportunities listed below – students will be automatically considered if they select one of these Colleges on their UCAS application form and meet the relevant eligibility criteria.
The Christ’s College International Awards are worth £10,000 per year and may be accompanied by a full or partial waiver of the College fee, which is currently £9,800 per year.
Financial support for overseas students | Christs College Cambridge
Gonville & Caius College
The Omorovicza Bursary is awarded by Gonville & Caius College to a student from Hungary. If there is no eligible student from Hungary, the bursary is awarded to a European student. The College may also provide additional financial support for European students who receive a part-cost scholarship from the Cambridge Trust.
Overseas scholarships | Gonville & Caius (cam.ac.uk)
The King’s College International Studentships are typically worth £2,000-£3,000 per year.
King's International Studentships | King's College Cambridge
Peterhouse offers two full-cost scholarships for students with Overseas fee status, including European students.
Financial Support | Peterhouse Cambridge
St John’s College
St John’s College offers a scholarship for a French student on any undergraduate course, except Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.
Scholarship for French students | StJohns (cam.ac.uk)
Trinity College offers five full-cost scholarships for students from Europe, and may additionally offer a full or partial waiver of the College fee, which is currently £9,300 per year.
Financial Support - Trinity College Cambridge
Funding opportunities for postgraduate students
Every year Cambridge awards over £100 million in scholarships to incoming postgraduate students. These scholarships are funded by the University and Colleges, as well as the UK’s Research Councils. Many students are also able to fund their studies from external sources, such as loans, charities, or government schemes. Full details can be found on our website:
Funding | Postgraduate Admissions (cam.ac.uk)
Prospective applicants can discover a wide range of funding opportunities from across the University and Colleges by using our student funding search engine:
Welcome - Postgraduate Funding Search (cam.ac.uk)
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