Newnham offers substantial bursaries for students. These are then ‘topped up’ with our student rent subsidies (see below).
We know that people with family incomes just above cut-off points for other grants can be particularly vulnerable, and so we particularly target our bursaries at those on small grants, or who have just missed out on grants from other sources.
We are fortunate to be able to offer a large number of named bursaries that are awarded on hardship grounds. They range in value from £200 to £2000, and may be held in addition to a Cambridge Bursary, as well as by students not eligible for Cambridge Bursaries because of slightly higher household income; each case is assessed individually.
All Home and EU undergraduates are eligible (overseas students in difficulties may be helped from other funds, where the hardship could not have been foreseen).Applications for College Bursaries are made in October, once students are in residence, but if you are worried about finances, you are welcome to contact the Financial Tutor in advance.