Cambridge Trust Undergrad Scholarship 2024/25 – Cambridge, UK

Cambridge Trust Undergrad Scholarship 2024/25 

Awarding Country:  UK

Eligible Countries:  All Nationalities

Program Level:  Undergraduate

Programs: Any Subject available at the University of Cambridge

Recommended: Van Effen Masters Scholarship 2024 – Delft University, Netherlands

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Significant academic achievement and potential
  • Financial need

Application and Admission:

  • Undergraduate scholarships are available only for study at the University of Cambridge, and require that you apply to the University for admission by the relevant deadline (please visit Applying for undergraduate funding for full details), and have a conditional offer of admission.
  • All students must be admitted to the University of Cambridge through the normal application procedures. The Trust plays no role in the admission of applicants to the University and is not able to influence the chances of an applicant being offered a place.
  • The University sets minimum standards for admission – check the requirements for undergraduates for more information.
  • Applicants are encouraged to meet the entry requirements of the University as early as possible, including (if necessary) the completion of an English language test. This will help to prevent the Trust from offering valuable scholarships to students who are ultimately unable to take up their places at Cambridge.


If you meet the eligibility criteria and wish to apply for undergraduate funding from the Cambridge Trust, please follow the guidelines below.

Step 1: Find your course and College

Applicants may study any subject currently available at the University of Cambridge.  There are over 30 undergraduate courses at Cambridge, covering more than 65 subject areas.

Please visit the undergraduate course directory for further information.

Before making an application to the University, research thoroughly your chosen course of study (via the University undergraduate website).


In addition to over 150 departments, faculties, and institutes, the University of Cambridge consists of 31 Colleges. Each is an independent institution with its property, income, and staff.

The Colleges are responsible for selecting their undergraduate students, by University regulations, and undergraduate teaching is shared between the Colleges and University departments (although degrees are awarded only by the University).

If you are applying for undergraduate study, your application form will ask you to which College you are applying, or you may make an Open Application (meaning that you do not specify a College, and will be considered by any College).

All students who are offered admission to the University, at any level, will be given a place at one of the Colleges; no student arrives to study at Cambridge without membership of one of the Colleges.

The Trust plays no part in the selection of Colleges for applicants.

All 31 Colleges are different in size, composition, facilities, and atmosphere. But all Colleges share the same aim of providing a safe, helpful, and stimulating environment for their members. Further information is available for undergraduate applicants.

Some scholarship schemes are available to applicants for particular Colleges – for further information see our scholarship search and see the individual College websites.

Step 2: Find your scholarships

Use our scholarship search to find a list of Cambridge Trust scholarships for which you may be eligible.

Please read the information for each scholarship carefully as some awards require a separate application, and there may be additional criteria.

Step 3: Submit your UCAS application

Applicants intending to pursue a course of undergraduate study at the University of Cambridge should complete and submit a UCAS application by the deadline of 16 October 2023 (18:00 UK time) to be considered for funding.

If you do not submit your UCAS application by the relevant deadline, we are unable to consider you for funding.

Full details on how to apply for admission to the University of Cambridge can be found here.

Step 4: Apply for Cambridge Trust funding

To apply for funding from the Cambridge Trust you will first need to gain an offer of admission to a Cambridge College. Please be aware that the Trust is unable to admit students to the University or to any of its Colleges.

Once you have an offer of admission to Cambridge College, you will be invited by your College to complete an application to the Trust to be considered for funding.

You do not need to apply directly to the Trust for funding, as the Trust only considers applicants who are put forward by their Colleges.

Some Cambridge Trust scholarships require a separate application. If this is the case, you must have submitted your UCAS form by the relevant deadline and have a conditional offer of admission, in conjunction with submitting the separate application, to be considered.

Step 5: The awards process

The Trust’s awards period runs from March to the end of July and is an ongoing process throughout that period. The majority of our undergraduate awards are made in March/April, but some of our partner-funded awards can take longer to process. In addition, we may be able to promote reserve candidates if and when offers are declined.

While we appreciate that this can be an anxious time for applicants, your patience would be appreciated while waiting for a decision.

As long as you have applied by the funding deadline and have a conditional offer of admission for your course, you will be considered for any awards for which you are eligible. Your application will remain under consideration until the end of our awards period.

Please note that due to the number of applications the Trust receives, it is not possible to notify unsuccessful applicants, or to provide individual feedback. Awardees will be notified as soon as possible.

Official Link:  Cambridge Trust