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International Students

We’re delighted to welcome students from all over the world to study at Pembroke and sample a unique taste of UK life. Your presence plays a crucial part in the richly diverse atmosphere we enjoy here.

Explore this section to find out more about applying, tuition fees and living costs, as well as the different types of financial support available for overseas students.

Cambridge Online Preliminary Application

If you are applying from outside the EU, there is an additional application form that you need to submit - the Cambridge Online Preliminary Application (COPA). The deadline for submission depends on where you are applying to be interviewed (see below) and you should refer to the University website for full details.

Overseas Interviews

Pembroke participates in the Overseas Interviews scheme and have made a number of offers in the past to applicants who have been interviewed overseas. Further information about where interviews are held, and who is eligible to be interviewed in each country can be found on the University website.  

Tuition Fees

Students from outside the EU are eligible to pay University and College fees, which are subject to an increase each year.

Visit the university website to see the current tuition fees.

Financial support and scholarships

The University and colleges have some funds to help overseas undergraduates, usually in the form of part-cost means-tested bursaries.

You can apply for funding after you’ve been offered a place at Pembroke. We will send you an application form to apply for financial support, either from the College itself or from the Cambridge Trust (see below).

Cambridge Trust

The University of Cambridge set up this trust to provide financial assistance for outstanding students from outside the UK who, without help, could not take up a place at Cambridge.

Each January we send out application forms for the Cambridge Trust. Please remember you can only apply to the Trust before starting your course and not after you have begun.

On the form you must clearly state your financial situation. This doesn’t affect your place here in any way, it simply helps us decide if you’re eligible for an award, and if we can offer any financial assistance.

In some (though not all) cases, when the Cambridge Trust makes an award, Pembroke may also be able to contribute towards a student’s costs. When you hear from the Trust, they will also usually let you know about any College funding you may receive.

Read more about the Cambridge University scholarships for international students.

Other financial support

Pembroke also has separate funds to help with course-related activities and extra-curricular interests. These are available to all students.

Find out about other Pembroke help with finances here.

Advice for international students

Students from overseas should also visit UKCISA for helpful information about living and studying in the UK.