Cambridge is actually a very cheap university from a student perspective.
Accommodation costs are low because terms are short and students live in rooms owned by colleges. Colleges provide subsidised canteens. There are plenty of libraries full of books and resources, and the city is small, meaning that transport costs are low.
Queens' is able to offer accommodation for undergraduate students on the main site for three years and we don't have a separate Kitchen Fixed Charge.
The college and the university are also able to offer a wide range of financial assistance packages to undergraduate students.
Cambridge Bursaries (up to £3,500 p.a. tenable for whole course) are open to all home undergraduate students and eligibility is subject to financial assessment. These are in addition to any government support, through tuition and maintenance loans and grants.
Students from the European Union can also receive financial support.
The Cambridge Trusts make awards to students from outside the European Union.
College Scholarships, Exhibitions and Prizes (small sums £30 - £100 p.a) are awarded to undergraduates for academic excellence in examinations each year.
Grants for travel, the arts, sport and financial hardship (as appropriate) are made to to students towards expenses connected to university-related sporting and cultural activities. The College is also able to make small travel grants from designated funds. Students who encounter unexpected financial hardship may also apply to the College for assistance. These funds are administered by the Senior Tutor and applications are made, in the first instance, to your individual Tutor.
Leonard Manns scholarships
These scholarships are open to undergraduates reading any Tripos and they are designed to enable candidates holding a place at Queens' to take up that place without regard to their circumstances.
They are open to both home and overseas students. The scholarships are tenable for the whole of an undergraduate course (three or four years), subject to satisfactory academic progress. The scholarships are of an annual value of £1000 and, normally, two awards will be made each year.