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Trinity, like all Cambridge Colleges, is committed to the principle that:

  • No home undergraduate student should be deterred from applying to Cambridge by financial considerations; and,
  • That no such student should be unable to take up a place, or have to leave before gaining a degree, because of financial difficulties.

For this reason, Trinity keeps costs for its students down for accommodation and meals, and helps provide bursaries to assist with the costs of living.

For more information on the financial support offered to Trinity students, please see this page.

The total living costs for your time at Cambridge, including accommodation, food and other personal expenses during term time, average out at about £10,950 per year. Students usually find the two main types of costs are accommodation and catering, and these are explained in more detail below.


We offer accommodation for the duration of the undergraduate course. In your first year you are allocated a room within a price bracket of your own choosing. After that rooms are allocated by ballot: the higher up the ballot you are, the more likely you are to get your first choice of room. Most of the first-year rooms are in Blue Boar Court and the Wolfson Building – just across Trinity Street from the Great Gate. Many second years have rooms in Burrell’s Field, a relatively new development within College on the other side of college gardens. And in your third year you may be able to live in Great Court. All rooms are connected to the computer network. You do not have to share a set of rooms unless you wish to do so and everyone has their own bedroom. Current accommodation charges at Trinity are in the range £4,830 – £6,900 per year, including heating, electricity and gas.

You may be interested in our information about typical college rooms in different parts of the College.


For catering, there is an annual fixed kitchen charge of £573 plus a cash payment for individual meals: £4.30 for breakfast, £4.85 for a two-course lunch and £5.50 for a three-course dinner (2023-24 prices).

There is no obligation to purchase your meals in the College, but students generally find it convenient to come into Hall for lunch or dinner most days.

University and College fees

The course fees are listed on this page. Home students pay the same fee for all courses. Fees for overseas students are different and vary by course.

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