Study at Cambridge University- UK

The University of Cambridge is a collegiate public research university meaning that it comprises various faculties and departments in different academic subjects and a number of Colleges. The university is located in Cambridge, England. Founded in 1209. The University of Cambridge is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world.

To study in Cambridge can be a dream come through because of its solid international reputation. Cambridge is consistently rated at the top of international league tables for the quality teachings and research. It offers undergraduate degree courses in the arts, social sciences, sciences, engineering and medical sciences.

Cambridge university is an expensive study centre though, graduates from this renowned institution seem to attract big time employers upon graduation. This perhaps could be one of the ample reasons students who are financially capable settle for a study program there.

How to apply- Undergraduate

All applicants to the University of Cambridge must submit an application to UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) by the relevant deadline.

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In addition to a UCAS application, applicants from outside the European Union (EU) must submit a Cambridge Online Preliminary Application (COPA). Please note that there is an overseas application fee of £30 associated with the COPA. See COPA fees for further details.

In both your UCAS application and COPA, you should indicate the Cambridge College to which you wish to apply.

  • It is essential that your choice of Cambridge College on your UCAS application and COPA match. If there is a discrepancy, your choice of College on your UCAS application will take precedence.
  • If you have no preference for a particular College, you can choose the ‘open’ application option in both your UCAS application and COPA, and your application will be allocated to a College by computer. Please note that there is no open application route for affiliated applicants and they must apply to a College.
  • Please note that it is not possible under any circumstances to change your choice of Cambridge College/open application once you have submitted your UCAS application and COPA.

If you would like to be considered for interview in one of the countries where we conduct overseas interviews, please refer to our application timetable.

Tuition fee

Tuition fees for overseas students (from outside the EU, and including students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) vary depending on the course you’re studying. Most overseas students also have to pay College fees in addition to tuition fees. See international fees and costs for details.

Whichever university you apply to, you need to consider the cost of your tuition and your living (or ‘maintenance’) costs. These amounts can seem daunting but there’s lots of support available to help you finance your studies.

Living Costs

‘Living costs’ cover whatever you need to pay for, excluding tuition fees, while you’re at university – for example, accommodation, food, course costs/study materials, personal expenses and transport.

We’ve estimated that Home students should allow approximately £9,160 in 2018-19 for living costs in Cambridge for the year (though this will vary depending on lifestyle, and students should allow for increases in future years).