Funding for Prospective Students (or those starting a new course)
There are many different sources of funding available to support UK/EU and international students at Cambridge but full scholarships are highly competitive, and deadlines for applications for funding can be a year in advance of the proposed start date of your course, particularly for overseas students.
We strongly recommend that students begin researching their funding opportunities at least a year in advance of the proposed start date of their course. You should not rely on finding funding once you have started your course.
Start by using the Cambridge University CamFunds Search to search the wide range of scholarships offered by Cambridge University (including its departments and colleges). The results link directly to relevant scholarship webpages containing full information about eligibility and how to apply.
Students from Overseas (ie non-EU) should also consider the Cambridge Trusts, founded by the University to support international students. EU students are eligible for one of these, the Gates Cambridge Scholarships.