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If you experience financial difficulties whilst at Cambridge there is plenty of help available from colleges, the university and from the government. The first point of contact if you're experiencing difficulties should be the personal tutor assigned to you by your college. If they are busy or unhelpful you can request to see a different tutor, or alternatively contact the CUSU-GU Student Support Officer.

We have put together a range of links you might find useful:

University Financial Support

University Finance and Costs

Student Loans and Student Support

General Money Issues and Debt

Scholarships and Bursaries

(For Cambridge-specific, take a look at the sidebar links)

Postgraduate Funding

Research Councils

These are the most important sources of postgraduate funding. There are seven research councils which award grants:

Visit the Prospects website for details of the grants available, and how to apply.

Also see the following bodies for grants and studentships:



Employment, Tax and Benefits