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.
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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