Fees and financial help
This page gives you information about fees you'll need to pay for postgraduate study and charges you will pay at Caius. You'll also find information about financial awards and support. Caius offers a number of scholarships and bursaries for graduate students, ranging from full fees and maintenance awards through to means-tested assistance.
The fees graduates have to pay are the same across the University. They are all explained clearly on the University's website.
Your personal costs will of course depend on your lifestyle, but Cambridge needn't be an expensive choice. Caius provides reasonably-priced, high-quality accommodation to all graduates (once approved by the Board of Graduate Studies by a qualifying date), including a guaranteed three years for PhD students. We also offer excellent dining and social facilities within Caius - including the newly refurbished MCR in our Harvey Court building - and the wider University, so you really can keep costs down. Add to that the world-class libraries, IT facilities and support for student research and you're very unlikely to incur much additional expense in the course of your day-to-day studies.
Students studying for a Master’s degree can now also take out a student loan. More information can be found on the University website.
Costs at Caius
The charges paid by Caius graduates in the current academic year are listed here. You will pay rent, which is dependent on which room you have.
You'll see from the document that you will also be asked to pay an Establishment Charge. This fee is your contribution to the College's overall fixed costs, and isn't affected by how many meals you take or whether you use the library or sports facilities. The College's overheads are considerable, and mean that - in 2013-14 for example - each undergraduate was effectively subsidised by the College by £3,900.
Students at Caius also pay a Minimum Dining Requirement (MDR). We strongly believe in the value of members of the College eating together regularly, so we set a minimum number of meals you pay for in College per term, of which some can be used for guests.
Additional support at Caius
Each year the College will offer at least one Gonville Research Studentship to candidates for admission to Master's or PhD courses, in any subject. Priority will be given to candidates aiming to pursue study for a PhD. The Gonville studentship is tenable for up to three years; it covers University and College fees and also includes a maintenance allowance.
The Richard Darlington Studentship is intended to help gifted students from Somaliland pursue advanced study at Cambridge. The scholarship is primarily intended to support postgraduate students, but undergraduate candidates (including those wishing to pursue a second BA) may be considered.
The Bauer Fund offers substantial bursaries for the support of outstanding students to whom funding would not otherwise be available.
The J.R. Bellerby Award in Economics is granted for graduate research in Economics.
The Stanley Elmore Studentship in Biomedical Sciences is offered every two years.
The R.O. Whyte Studentship in the Ecology of Monsoonal and Equatorial Asia is offered to a PhD student and is tenable for three years.
Help is available with research expenses for all Masters and PhD students at Caius on a case-by-case basis, and bursaries are available for overseas students in genuine unforeseen financial need.