Costs at Cambridge fall into two categories:

Tuition Fees

This includes University Tuition Fees and, for overseas and students doing a second undergraduate degree it also includes College Fees.

Living Costs This includes whatever else you need to pay for while you're at university, such as accommodation, food, course costs/study materials, personal expenses and transport.


Tuition Fees

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The Home tuition fees for 2022 entry are £9,250 per year. The fee level for 2023 entry has not yet been set. The fee information for 2023 entry will be published on the university website as soon as it is available.

Currently (for 2022 entry), Home students can take out a government loan to cover the cost of University Tuition, or choose to pay their fees from other sources. At the moment, if you do take out a loan, it is repaid in instalments once you leave university and are earning a minimum salary (the details of which vary for students from England, Wales, Scotland or

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College fees

Home students do NOT have to pay college fees unless they are studying for a second undergraduate degree. 

Overseas students (including Channel Islands and Isle of Man) have to pay an additional college fee, which for 2022 entry to Christ's College is £10,290 (the 2023 entry College fee will be confirmed here once available). Second-time undergraduates also have to pay this fee.

Living Costs

Cambridge colleges work to reduce costs for their students in many ways. While other Universities may expect you to sign a nine- or even twelve-month rental contract, at Cambridge