Fees and costs

If you are going to study at Cambridge, there are three main cost areas that you need to think about — tuition fees, college charges and living expenses.

Tuition fees

UK students

Tuition fees at Cambridge are the same as most other universities in England.

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EU students

The UK government has confirmed that EU students who apply to enter a UK university as an undergraduate in 2018 will be eligible for home fee status: www.gov.uk/government/news/government-confirms-funding-for-eu-students-for-2018-to-2019  EU students should also regularly check for updates at www.cam.ac.uk/eu

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International students

International students and students who are not eligible for public funding (fee loan) are subject to both a course-dependent tuition fee from Cambridge and a College fee from Churchill. These will vary according to your start date.

Churchill’s College fee for students starting in 2016 is £7300 per annum. For students starting in 2017, it is £7700 per annum.

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College charges

At Churchill, all your College charges are billed termly. They cover your rent (if you live on-site) and any additional charges we may need to make, such as meal purchases, printing, and electricity.


Your rent includes central heating, internet access in your room, wireless internet around College, and use of catering services and other facilities (the gym, for example). Rents are determined annually, in agreement with student representatives. Each room is priced in one of nine bands and rents currently range from £112 to £180 a week. Rent is normally payable for just 30 weeks, which covers the Periods of Residence dates set by the College.

Termly rent is normally made for a minimum of 10 weeks. If you accept a room in College, you will be liable for rent for the whole academic year. This does not include vacation periods, which are outside of the Periods of Residence. During vacation periods and subject to availability, it may be possible for you to remain in residence at Churchill, though not necessarily in the same room you have during term-time.

Additional charges

Other College charges that are billed termly include:

Every two weeks during term, you will be sent an email with a breakdown of the food and drink items you have purchased in College using your University card, so you can keep track of your spending.

Advance deposit

Every student at Churchill is required to pay an advance deposit of £1500 (approximately one term’s College charges) upon arrival. In return, you get a term-and-a-half’s credit. If you decide to live outside College, your deposit will be returned to you less a small retention to cover later College charges (meals, for example).

Living costs

The University has put together a useful guide to the estimated cost of living in Cambridge.

Cost of living in Cambridge

University Finance information

Financial assistance

The University and its colleges are committed to the principle that no suitably-qualified UK or EU student should be deterred by their financial circumstances from applying to Cambridge. Find out more from our financial support webpages, for applicants and current students.

Financial support (applicants)

Financial support (current students)