There are numerous sources of financial support for undergraduates at Trinity. Eligibility for the various different awards is determined by nationality and country of residence: some awards are available only to Home Students, others to EU or Overseas students.
Cambridge Trust Bursaries (overseas students)
Students from the Commonwealth and other Overseas countries who are of limited means are entitled to apply for one of the bursaries offered by the Cambridge Trust. See Cambridge Trusts for further details. The bursaries are normally not large. As a guide, you should not expect to be awarded more than a student from the UK in similar financial circumstances.
Trinity International Bursaries (overseas students)
The College offers eleven Trinity International Bursaries per year. These are means-tested and cover up to the full cost of fees and maintenance. In some cases an International Bursary may be held jointly with a bursary awarded by the Cambridge Trusts.
Trinity International Bursaries (European students)
From October 2021, Trinity will be offering five full bursaries for students from countries of the EU and the rest of mainland Europe. These are the new Trinity International Bursaries (Europe). The bursaries will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, with consideration for the level of financial need of the individual student.
Trinity International Bursaries (China, Thailand and Jamaica)
The College offers one full-cost award per year to a student from mainland China. There are also specific bursaries available to students from Thailand (the Prince Mahidol Bursary) and Jamaica. Offer-holders who are eligible for any of these awards will automatically be considered – no application is necessary.
Applying for Bursaries
Application forms for the Cambridge Trusts and the Trinity International Bursaries are sent to offer-holders once offers of places have been made. If you return the forms, you will automatically be considered for all awards for which you are eligible. Application forms for Cambridge Bursaries are sent to Home students who request them after they come into residence.
Students who are resident in certain countries of Asia may be eligible to apply for financial support from the Jardine Foundation (www.jardine-foundation.org). Application must be made directly to the Foundation.
Any student at Trinity who is experiencing unforeseen financial difficulties can apply to the College’s hardship funds. Applications are made through the Tutors. There are also a number of competitive prizes, usually awarded in cash or book tokens (and for one prize, in silver), for which students at Trinity may enter. See further information about Financial Support in the Cambridge University Undergraduate Admissions pages.