Financial information for EU offer holders (2020 entry)
This page is part of the offer-holders section for students who have been offered an undergraduate place at Christ's College and contains financial information for eligible EU students starting a course in October 2020. Please read it alongside your offer letter.
- Home fee status for EU students starting in 2020
- Student loans for tuition fees
- Cambridge European Bursaries
- Christ's College Awards
- Other Awards
Home fee status for EU students starting in 2020
The University of Cambridge has confirmed that the fee for undergraduate EU students who are already studying at Cambridge, or who will start their studies in 2020, will be at the applicable Home rate (which for undergraduate students may be up to the maximum level allowed under UK law for each year) for the duration of their course. They will also be able to access financial support for the duration of their course. Please note that all fees are liable to rise annually.
Student loans for EU students
As an EU student starting in October 2020, you do not need to pay the tuition fees up front or during the time you are a student at Christ's. The Student Finance Services Non UK Team offers tuition fee loans (they pay the tuition fees directly to the College each term). You will need to check arrangements for the loans and repayment on the website for EU students, and make your application by the relevant deadline.
- If you are not sure of the length of your course, we advise you to quote the longer period, as this can be reduced later. This is likely to apply to students in Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences where there is a possible extra fourth year (see your offer letter and read both the 'course duration' in the table and any sentences below the table but above where it says 'terms and conditions'). Medicine students normally apply for a six-year course.
- You will need to put the College name on your form, i.e. ‘Christ’s College – University of Cambridge'. Not just 'University of Cambridge'.
- Please also bear in mind that you will need to apply each year for your loan.
- If you do not plan to apply for a loan, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm this.
The links you will need:
- Please see the UK.Gov information about student loans for EU students.
- You may like to use the Student Finance Calculator to estimate your loan.
- For how to apply, scroll down this page to the information for EU students (as EU students, you must download the application forms rather than apply online).
- Do also note the application deadline.
If you have any questions, please contact Student Finance Services Non UK Team directly (scroll down this page for the contact details).
Cambridge European Bursaries
If you have applied to the Student Finance Services Non UK Team for tuition fee support and have been income assessed, then you will be eligible for a Cambridge European Bursary of up to of up to £3,500 per year if your household income is below £42,620. Please see the Cambridge Bursary page for EU students for further details. The information on the website is currently for 2019 entry but it will be updated for 2020 entry nearer the time.
Please note in particular that there isn't a specific Cambridge European Bursary application process, but EU students who would like a Cambridge European Bursary must apply for a tuition fee loan through Student Finance Non UK Team (see above). You do not need to take up any loans that are offered but you must go through the application and income assessment process in order for the Cambridge European Bursary to be awarded.
Christ's College Awards
- If you are from Eastern Europe / the Baltic States, have won an individual medal at a selected International Science Olympiads, and have sent us your certificate, you are automatically considered for a Blyth Eastern European Bursary. There is no separate application process. See the information. If you recieve any further medal certificates during this year, please send us a copy of the certificate when you receive it.
- If your offer is for Medicine and you are a non-UK EU student, you are automatically considered for a Christ's College Medicine Award. There is no separate application process.
Once you have started your course at Christ's, small grants will be available to cover a range of activities once you have started your course:
Further information, including how to apply, will be made available after you have started your course at Christ's.
- This external scholarship website may be useful to research opportunities for students from a range of countries.
- If you have a diagnosed disability, you may be eligible for the International Disabled Students' Fund (IDS Fund).