Fees and Finance

King's collects the same tuition fees, on behalf of the University, as other Cambridge colleges. Students at King's may also have access to generous financial support.

Fee Status

Whether you qualify as a home or overseas student for fee purposes is important, as this will affect the costs and the financial support available to you. King's does not confirm fee status until after offers have been made. If you would like information about fee status before you apply, we recommend that you look at the UKCISA website (see below).

The UK has voted to leave the European Union.  It's not currently know how long that process will take or the impact it will have on UK policy on higher education tuition fees, loans and bursaries.

The Education Secretary confirmed on 2 July 2018 that: 'students from the European Union starting courses in England in the 2019/20 academic year will continue to be eligible for home fee status’.

The Universities Minister for England announced on 28 May 2019 that students from the EU starting courses in England in the 2020/21 academic year will continue to be eligible for home fee status.  This allows the University of Cambridge to confirm that the fee for undergraduate EU students who are already studying at Cambridge or will start their studies in 2019 or 2020, will be at the applicable Home rate 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.

Students from non-UK European Union countries should regularly check this page for updates.

 

Tuition Fees

Home Fee Status

For students classified as home fee status and starting their first undergraduate degree, Cambridge University charges fees at the maximum allowed by the UK government. The tuition fee for students who start their course in October 2019 is £9,250 (for all courses), and the home tuition fee will rise in subsequent years in line with inflation.

The tuition fees for students starting in October 2019 are published on the central Cambridge University website, and are also anticipated to rise each year in line with inflation.

It is important that you understand that home tuition fees will not need to be paid up front. Currently, home students pay their fees through government loans that are repaid after graduation, and only once a graduate earns more than £25,000 per year. For details of these loans and the further financial support available please see our financial support page.

Students studying for a first undergraduate degree and with a home fee status do not have to pay additional College fees. Their main expenditure during their time at Cambridge will be living costs.

If your course includes a year abroad, please see the further information.

EU Fee Status

The UK has voted to leave the European Union.  It's not currently known how long that process will take or the impact it will have on UK policy on higher education tuition fees, loans and bursaries

The Education Secretary confirmed on 2 July 2018 that: 'students from the European Union starting courses in England in the 2019/20 academic year will continue to be eligible for home fee status’. 

The Universities Minister for England announced on 28 May 2019 that students from the EU starting courses in England in the 2020/21 academic year will continue to be eligible for home fee status.  This allows the University of Cambridge to confirm that the fee for undergraduate EU students who are already studying at Cambridge or will start their studies in 2019 or 2020, will be at the applicable Home rate for the duration of their course.   They will also be able to access financial support for the duration of their course.  Plese note that all fees are liable to rise annually.

Further information is on the Gov.UK website and www.cam.ac.uk/eu.

Students from non-UK European Union countries should regularly check for updates at: www.cam.ac.uk/eu.

Overseas Fee Status

If your fee status is "overseas", you will be liable to pay tuition fees to both the University and the College.

The University tuition fee depends on your chosen course. Please check the relevant University webpage, which sets out the University tuition fees for overseas students starting in October 2019.

The College fee at King's for overseas students starting their course in October 2019 will be £9,153 p a and will remain fixed for the duration  of the course.

In addition to these fees, you will need to pay living costs.

Living Costs

 As a student in Cambridge your living costs are comparable with other universities in the UK, and often can be less. For UK students, a reasonable estimate for total living costs in 2019-20 is £9,420 for the three terms of the normal academic year. Overseas students should increase this figure for extra travel or accommodation costs according to their circumstances. We estimate that overseas students should allow £10,950 in 2019-20.

 

Rent

Unlike most UK universities, Cambridge guarantees accommodation to all undergraduate students throughout their courses. At King's, we have two types of room rental arrangement, a 29-week and a 35-week agreement (the latter allows you to stay in your room over the Christmas and Easter vacations). Otherwise, special permission is required to remain in College rooms during the vacations. For 2019-20, the cheapest rent is £1,061.01 per term (for the least expensive rent band on a 29-week lease). The most expensive is £1,921.15 per term (for the most expensive rent band on a 35-week lease). The prices include heating and electricity.

Meals

All students have access to College dining facilities, where you can buy cafeteria-style meals three times a day. There is a termly catering charge of £156.94 for 2019-20, which contributes to the fixed costs of the kitchens and allows students to be charged at a lower rate. A typical one-course meal is in the range £3-4.  Students do not have to eat in the cafeteria, and there are shared kitchens available in most accommodation blocks, each equipped with a fridge and microwave. Larger kitchens may also have ovens and hobs.

Travelling

Transport costs in Cambridge are minimal, as the city is small enough to walk or cycle.

Books

There are a total of 149 libraries across the university, and a very well-stocked library in King's. Specialist study needs are catered for in departmental libraries and in the main University Library. With so many libraries available you shouldn’t have to buy many books for your course.

Computers

Excellent computer facilities are available in King’s, with free internet access. Most of the current students choose to have their own computers, with high-speed internet access available in student rooms and wifi in the bar and coffee shop.

Socialising

How much you spend on socialising is your choice, but it is worth noting that, as many social events are College-based and student-run, they do not cost very much. You'll also find discounted prices at the King's bar.

Clubs and Societies

King's has a range of facilities to support all sorts of activities, from art, music and photography to a wide variety of sports. These activities are all available free or at a very reduced rate to current students. See the societies, sports and music pages.

Find out more about the type of accommodation available for undergraduate students during their time at King's.
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King's has a wealth of student societies and activities that you can take part in during your time here, from apiary to zumba.
If you encounter difficulties relating to finance, workload, or mental health, we have a structured tier of help to support you through your time here.

Financial Support

Undergraduate students at King's have access to a number of sources of financial support from the College, University and UK Government, in the form of grants, bursaries, studentships, hardship funds, and travel grants.

Undergraduate students at King's have access to a number of sources of financial support from the College, University and UK Government.
Alongside other forms of financial support, there are a small number of studentships available to overseas undergraduates at King's.

Further Information

King's sends detailed information about finance with offer letters explaining the costs and financial support available, and what you need to do. Eligible students normally apply to the relevant student finance company (see links below). The company sends a confirmation document showing the support you are eligible for and you will be asked to send a copy to King's. Students will be required to provide full documentation that shows you have sufficient funds for the duration of your course, when requested.

Thinking of applying to Cambridge? See here for details of how to apply, and why King's might be the right College for you.
Undergraduate students at King's have access to a number of sources of financial support from the College, University and UK Government.

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