The cost of studying at the University of Cambridge is broken down into two areas:

  1. University Composition Fee: a payment made via Newnham College to the University to cover the cost of your education and your college membership.
  2. Maintenance: the estimated minimum cost of living during your time at the University.

These, along with any additional costs, make up the minimum financial commitment you will be required to demonstrate before you can be admitted to the University. A number of general and course-specific funding opportunities exist to help you meet this commitment.

UK Bank Accounts

It is vital that all students have a UK bank account set up as soon as possible. All the major UK banks have local branches in Cambridge and a letter from Newnham is usually required to set up a bank account. All new students will find a form to request a bank letter in their welcome packs. On request, the Tutorial Office will provide a letter confirming your student status if you do not already have a UK bank account. In order to do so we will need to know which bank the request is for.


Graduate students will receive a bill at the beginning of each term which will include rent, kitchen fixed charge, Buttery and electricity charges (each term added to the following term’s bill).

New studentsĀ are expected to have paid their first bill before their arrival and certainly by the 1st October. A refundable deposit of Ā£250.00 will be added to the first bill for all students.

The College’s preferred method of payment is by bank transfer. You can contact the Fees Office for Newnham College bank details.