Dealing with your finances for university and maintenance can often be complex and is in most cases the last thing you want to be dealing with when focusing on your studies. Nonetheless there are some important considerations to make and the college provides different resources to help you with that. More so, solutions are also available for hardship and financial difficulties to help you out.
Financing your degree and tuition
Depending on the cost of your course, Emmanuel will require you to pay tuition throughout your time in Cambridge. While tuition can be financed privately, several option exist for financial assistance:
The Student Loans Company England provides loans for graduate studies that can often cover the majority of your tuition costs. These must be applied for in advance or during your studies and are dependent on conditions listed online
Several University-wide scholarships are available through the Cambridge Trust and the Gates Cambridge Scholarship among others, these can be applied for separately or during your application for graduate studies.
Subject- and research- specific scholarships are also available for many of the courses offered at Cambridge. You can find out more on the website of your department or on the graduate admissions portal.
College-based studentships and bursaries (grants) are also available at Emmanuel. Find more information by getting in touch with the Bursar’s office or by visiting the graduate funding webpage.
Government scholarships can be available depending on your nationality.
Professional and private sponsorships are also available for specific research and degrees.
Maintenance and living costs
Aside from your tuition costs, you will also need to finance your living costs while at Emmanuel. If you are living in college accommodation, this costs will be part of your college bill which is charged to you at the end of each term. More information can be found here.
Hardship fund and financial assistance
The University and Emmanuel College have several resources to help students experiencing financial hardship. At the University level, the Postgraduate Student Financial Hardship Support page provides more information on how to apply for and access aid. For support from college, several funds and bursaries are available for students to apply to, find out more on the Funds webpage or get in touch with your tutor. If you are experiencing any form of financial hardship please get in touch with your tutor as soon as possible to let them know.
Emmanuel also offers financial assistance in the form of grants for fieldwork and to attend conferences during your time at University. Get in touch with your tutor for further information.
Access and Emma Gives
In an effort to make Cambridge more accessible, several initiatives throughout the university and the college have emerged to offer support to existing and prospective students.
Several access initiatives within the university exist to widen participation and outreach at university. While these mostly apply to undergraduate studies, they are always looking for funding and volunteers to help.
External initiatives such as the Oxbridge Launchpad also work on widening access and mentoring prospective students.