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Financial Support

Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS:

GOVERNMENT FUNDING

UK and EU undergraduate students can apply for student loans for tuition fees and living costs. Funding arrangements can vary depending on whether you are from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, or the rest of the EU. Please visit the funding section of the University website for more details.

All students should make sure they have taken full advantage of the government funding available to them before applying for College hardship support.

UNIVERSITY FUNDING

CAMBRIDGE BURSARY SCHEME

The University of Cambridge offers bursaries to Home/EU Undergraduate Students to help them meet the the cost of their Cambridge education.

If you are a UK or EU undergraduate student with a household income of below £42,620 then you are likely to be eligible for a Cambridge Bursary of up to £3,500 per year. Please visit the Cambridge Bursary Scheme website for full details.

BELL, ABBOTT, AND BARNES FUND

The Bell, Abbott, and Barnes Funds provide assistance to undergraduate students in financial difficulties, and particularly to those suffering unexpected hardship. They provide grants of £100 to £1,000 (or up to £2,000 in exceptional circumstances) per annum. There is one application deadline in the middle of each term: you should, well in advance, give full details of your financial situation to your Tutor who can apply on your behalf. Please visit the Bell, Abbott, and Barnes website for full details.

ASSISTANCE WITH MEDICAL COSTS (CRANE'S CHARITY)

The Charity exists to provide financial assistance to members of the University who need treatment for physical or mental illness, or for injuries resulting from accidents, provided that the treatment cannot conveniently be obtained under the National Health Service. Please see the Crane's Charity website for full details.

COLLEGE FUNDING

BENN BURSARY

The Benn Bursary is available to undergraduate students to alleviate unexpected financial hardship. The Bursaries are awarded termly and students may apply in each term should they need to. Before making an application students should discuss their financial situation with their Tutor, who may also be able to suggest other sources of hardship funding.

Applications are now closed. The next application window will be in Michaelmas Term 2018.

LANGUAGE COURSE GRANTS

Trinity Hall provides grants towards the cost of University language courses for which all students are eligible to apply, subject to the following guidelines:

  • The course should be connected with the student's Tripos studies or research
  • The maximum amount of funding available per course is £140
  • Students may only apply for one language course grant per term
  • There is no entitlement to funding

To apply for a language grant, please complete the form below and return it to the Tutorial Registrar (ri246@trinhall.cam.ac.uk) along with a receipt for the course in question.

SUPPORT FOR FOREIGN TRAVEL FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES - MML/AMES STUDENTS

The College has limited funds designated for undergraduates studying MML/AMES who wish to undertake foreign travel specifically to assist with the language components of their Tripos examinations. To apply for funding, please complete the application form below, asking your DoS and Tutor to add their comments, and return this to the Tutorial Registrar, Rosie Ince, either by email (ri246@trinhall.cam.ac.uk) or via the Tutorial Office pigeonhole.

Deadlines: forms should be received by the end of 6th Week in the term that precedes the proposed travel dates.

AULA CLUB GRANTS

Aula Club Grants are generously supported by the Aula Club and are open to all current Trinity Hall students, both Undergraduates and Graduates, who aspire to represent Cambridge against Oxford in a Blue or Half-Blue sport

Applications are now closed. The next application window will be in Michaelmas Term 2018.

TRINITY HALL ASSOCIATION VOLUNTEERING AWARDS

THA Volunteering Awards, which are sponsored by the Trinity Hall Association, support students undertaking projects of a humanitarian or community-enhancing nature, either in the UK or abroad, and lasting at least four weeks during the summer vacation.

Applications are now closed for 2018. The next application window will be in Lent Term 2019.

COLLEGE TRAVEL GRANTS

Students may apply for a College Travel Grant once during their undergraduate career. These are intended to support travel which has educational value and should be related to a student's Tripos subject as much as possible. A strict condition of receiving an award is that recipients must submit a report describing their trip and receipts confirming their expenses. Students whose projected travel falls after their planned date of graduation will receive notification that they have been awarded a specific amount, but payment can only be made retrospectively on receipt of the report and receipts.

Applications are now closed for 2018. The next application window will be in Lent Term 2019.

TAYLOR TRAVEL AWARDS

The Taylor Travel Awards were generously established in 1998 by James C Taylor (1960, Economics) and Hugh R Taylor (1962, International Relations and Economics) to support undergraduates under 25 years of age (other than students from North America) seeking to carry out work experience, an internship, or a research placement in North America for at least two thirds of the summer vacation. 

Applications are now closed for 2018. The next application window will be in Lent Term 2019.

THE DR MICHAEL STOBBS MEMORIAL FUND

The Dr Michael Stobbs Memorial Fund was established in 1996 in memory of the late Dr Michael Stobbs, Fellow of Trinity Hall, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the teaching of science at the College. The fund supports undergraduate students studying Natural Sciences at Trinity Hall who wish to undertake an unpaid research placement during the summer vacation.

Applications are now closed for 2018. The next application window will be in Lent Term 2019.

THE DRAYTON AWARD FOR ASIAN AND MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES

The Drayton Award for AMES was established by Iain Drayton (TH 1991) to support an AMES student with a project for their dissertation or year abroad. The award, of up to £500, will be awarded based on ability and financial need and the recipient will be required to provide a short report on their project along with receipts for the expenses covered by the award. Projects can be anywhere in the world.

Applications are now closed for 2018. The next application window will be in Lent Term 2019.

If you have any questions about the support listed above, please contact the Tutorial Registrar, Rosie Ince, by emailing ri246@trinhall.cam.ac.uk.

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS:

GOVERNMENT FUNDING

Information about funding for postgraduate study, including government loans for master's degrees, can be found on the GOV.UK website.

UNIVERSITY FUNDING

ASSISTANCE WITH MEDICAL COSTS (CRANE'S CHARITY)

The Charity exists to provide financial assistance to members of the University who need treatment for physical or mental illness, or for injuries resulting from accidents, provided that the treatment cannot conveniently be obtained under the National Health Service. Please see the Crane's Charity website for full details.

UNIVERSITY GRADUATE HARDSHIP AWARDS

This scheme aims to support students who have shown a high aptitude for research or study but are experiencing financial hardship as a result of unexpected changes in their financial circumstances. The awards are intended to support those students who would otherwise be unable to complete their research or study. Please visit the graduate funding section of the University website for more details.

COLLEGE FUNDING

RESEARCH-RELATED, CLINICAL, AND LANGUAGE COURSE EXPENSES

The College has a fund that is used to contribute towards costs incurred when graduate students undertake independent research-related activity. This can include expenses related to primary research, not already covered by a department, or related to presentation of work at a conference. The College will also contribute towards costs associated with electives for clinical medics and vets.

The maximum amount of funding which students may apply for over the course of their degree is £450 for a master's student, £1500 for a PhD student, and £600 for a medic or vet elective. More information, and details of how to apply, can be found on the application form.

Funding is also available towards the cost of University Language Courses that are necessary for study purposes. The application form is available here (current students only).

COLLEGE HARDSHIP FUNDING

An application form and further particulars can be obtained by emailing Charlotte Moss, Graduate Administrator (cm748@trinhall.cam.ac.uk).

AULA CLUB GRANTS

Aula Club Grants are generously supported by the Aula Club and are open to all current Trinity Hall students, both Undergraduates and Graduates, who aspire to represent Cambridge against Oxford in a Blue or Half-Blue sport

Applications are now closed. The next application window will be in Michaelmas Term 2018.

Who to contact

Mr Johannes Ruckstuhl

Tutorial Administrator
t: 01223 (3)32518

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