When thinking about how you’ll fund your studies, you’ll need to consider both tuition fees and living costs. The aim at Clare is that no-one should be deterred from applying as a result of the costs involved, and that, once admitted, no-one should be prevented from participating due to financial difficulties.

Almost all UK students are eligible for a government student loan, which will cover University tuition fees and, in many cases, living costs as well. You will not need to repay this until you have graduated and are earning above a certain income threshold.

A large number of Home students receive financial assistance from the Cambridge Bursary Scheme, which provides grants to students whose household income falls below a certain level. These grants do not have to be repaid. Additionally, the College provides hardship funding to assist students who experience unexpected financial difficulties during their time here.

Clare offers a number of grants and bursaries to help offset the cost of projects that enhance students’ learning. Such projects might include a research trip, a short study abroad, an internship, a language course, or another training programme relevant to your course and career.