We believe that no student should miss out on fulfilling their academic potential because of financial concerns. A range of grants and bursaries are available to support students in times of financial hardship.

If you require financial assistance, please contact the Finance Tutor and your College Tutor. 


Finance Office 

The Finance Office is responsible for the financial running of the College and its subsidiaries. We are located in the Cavendish building.

Opening times

Monday - Thursday

9am - 5pm


9am - 4.30pm

Please note this office is closed for lunch from 1pm to 2pm

Students are always welcome to drop in for information, advice and assistance in any area of College life; they can also contact us by telephone or email. If you are not sure who to contact please see below for an idea of who we are and how we can help.

The team 


Jim Morris 

College Accountant 

  • Student payment plans
  • Investments
  • Statutory accounts
  • Management accounts
  • Budgets
  • VAT returns
  • Complex payroll and pension queries or 01223 747126

Lynette Thompson


Assistant Accountant

  • Budgets
  • Payroll and pension queries
  • Management accounts
  • Focal Point Admin or 01223 747126

Kate Taylor-Stratton: Graduate Student Ledger Administrator

Graduate Student Ledger Administrator

  • Graduate, HD and M.Ed student billing, fees and other student-related finance matters, awards and grants
  • Student Loans Company issues/Post Graduate Loans or Tel: 01223 747125


Kate works part-time, Monday-Friday from 10am to 5.00pm

Tom Spry



Undergraduate Student Ledger Administrator

Undergraduate and PGCE student billing, fees and other student-related finance matters

Management of the EPOS/UPay system

College/Conference invoicing / or Tel: 01223 747015

Diana Ogunlana




Purchase Ledger Administrator

  • Purchase ledger and related payments (shared with Tabitha Lewis)
  • Payment of Research Grants, Scholarships, Pilkington Travel Awards, Bursaries, etc.
  • Focal Point Admin
  • Supervision Payments or Tel: 01223 747127

Diana works Monday-Friday from 8.45am to 3.15pm.

Tabitha Lewis


Sales Ledger Administrator

  • Conference Sales Analysis
  • Focal Point Admin or Tel: 01223 747184

Luke Jackson-Abeson


Finance Reception

  • General enquiries or Tel: 01223 747126

Josh Dinnewell

Finance Assistant

  • General enquiries
  • Income recognition or Tel: 01223 747225

Dhiru Karia

 Finance Tutor

  • Assistance with financial difficulties
  •  Budgeting advice
  •  assistance with College and University grant and scholarship applications.

01223 747203

The Finance Tutor's office can be found in the Cavendish building (CAV G10, next to  the Tutorial Office) 

Dhiru's usual work hours are: Wednesdays between 4 to 7.30pm and Thursdays between 12 noon to 7.30pm during term-time only.

Students wishing to arrange a meeting, are advised to contact Dhiru to agree a convenient time on the above days via email or telephone. 



Fees and Costs

Please see the University's Graduate Admissions pages for further details about course finances and the cost of living in Cambridge.


Funding, Grants and Awards

The University's Funding Search website is a useful tool for incoming postgraduate students to identify any grants or studentships for which they may be eligible.

If you nominated Homerton as your first or second choice of College on your application you will be eligible to apply for the Charter Graduate Award. This is a sum of £1,500, paid annually, renewable over a period of 3 years for PhDs, subject to satisfactory progress.

Homerton College is also part of the Open-Oxford-Cambridge Doctoral Partnership: we will offer up to two annual co-funded PhD awards from 2019-24. Applicants to the University will automatically be entered for this scheme if they are eligible, and transferred to Homerton if successful.


Funding for graduate students during the course

Once matriculated, current graduate students can apply for Research Grants to assist with expenses such as conference registration fees. Student Representation Awards are made to those who contribute at a University level to sports, societies, music, or drama. In addition, students who find themselves in severe hardship due to unforeseen financial difficulties may apply to the limited College Hardship Fund.


We know that tuition fees and living costs can be a worry for many students. We believe that no student should miss out on fulfilling their academic potential because of financial concerns, and so we offer a range of grants, bursaries and prizes. We also have a dedicated finance tutor who can advise you on the sources of funding that are available.

Cambridge Bursary Scheme (CBS)

The Cambridge Bursary Scheme offers Home fee status students non-repayable Bursaries to help with living costs. These Bursaries are offered in addition to any government financial support that you might receive. The value of each Bursary is dependent on household income, and could be up to £3,500 per year. Further enhanced awards are available to all students who are classed as independent by their regional funding body. This includes students who have been in local authority care or who are estranged from their families, and students who are over 25, married or have children. The Scheme includes an additional £1,000 per year for all low-income students who qualified for free school meals. There's no limit to the number of Bursaries available, and you are automatically considered for it if you are eligible. 

International Students

The financial support available for international undergraduates is limited and detailed here, including some partial financial support available through the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust. You can only apply for funding through the Trust once you've been offered a place at the College.  At this point, the College will send you full details of the Trust awards and an application form. 

Music Awards and Scholarships

Those studying Music are automatically entitled to a generous bursary towards instrumental lessons for each year of their undergraduate study at Homerton. These can be held concurrently with an Organ Scholarship, Choral Scholarship, Accompanist Scholarship, Conducting Scholarship, or Instrumental award.  Have a look at the Music Awards and Scholarship Document for further information.

College Hardship Funds

Homerton College is committed to offering hardship support beyond what is offered by the Cambridge Bursary Scheme to those who have particular needs. The College has modest funds to offer grants to those most in need, especially those who do not qualify for the Cambridge Bursary Scheme and/or those whose circumstances and finances changed after they started their course. To be considered for a College Hardship Grant, students should contact their College Tutor in the first instance.

Other sources of support

Homerton also has a selection of smaller awards for which students are invited to apply as college members. These include a Vacation Study Grant, internship bursaries, a year abroad grant, a dissertation grant and small grants for academic projects. There are also several travel awards available and the possibility for students to be reimbursed for up to 50% of the cost of a language course through the University Language Centre. More information is available from the Tutorial Office.

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