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Cannot find funding for Cambridge, is it worth getting a loan?

I hold an offer to study law (senior status) at Cambridge. The international fees are insane and I will need a scholarship or a loan to be able to attend. Unfortunately, I was rejected by the Cambridge Trust Scholarship and and I am awaiting a decision from another scholarship application in my home country, though the prospects seem slim.

I am aware that the GDL is significantly cheaper. However, my aspiration is to study law academically rather than to receive solely professional training on practising law, as offered by the GDL.


Is it worth getting a loan to attend Cambridge? Could anyone suggest potential funding opportunities for an international student?


Thank you very much.
Reply 1
Original post by Anonymous #1
I hold an offer to study law (senior status) at Cambridge. The international fees are insane and I will need a scholarship or a loan to be able to attend. Unfortunately, I was rejected by the Cambridge Trust Scholarship and and I am awaiting a decision from another scholarship application in my home country, though the prospects seem slim.
I am aware that the GDL is significantly cheaper. However, my aspiration is to study law academically rather than to receive solely professional training on practising law, as offered by the GDL.
Is it worth getting a loan to attend Cambridge? Could anyone suggest potential funding opportunities for an international student?
Thank you very much.

Hi!

I think studying internationally without funding is an extremely difficult thing so i understand why you have your concerns. If you go to the cambridge postgraduate funding website, there’s a number of external international programmes that u can apply for for funding! (i’m not sure about deadlines for applications so take a look into this ASAP.) i think it’s also good to approach ur department directly as they can maybe point u towards specific scholarships for law. Also, have a look at international scholarships for specific groups of people (e.g. if u are from an ethnic minority group or of a specific country). Also, have you been allocated a college? as there are some college specific funding opportunities , and this is how i actually got my funding aswell!
Reply 2
Original post by Lrl456
Hi!
I think studying internationally without funding is an extremely difficult thing so i understand why you have your concerns. If you go to the cambridge postgraduate funding website, there’s a number of external international programmes that u can apply for for funding! (i’m not sure about deadlines for applications so take a look into this ASAP.) i think it’s also good to approach ur department directly as they can maybe point u towards specific scholarships for law. Also, have a look at international scholarships for specific groups of people (e.g. if u are from an ethnic minority group or of a specific country). Also, have you been allocated a college? as there are some college specific funding opportunities , and this is how i actually got my funding aswell!

Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately, my college has nothing for me. I will be reading a second undergraduate degree, so I am not eligible for the pg funding. I am feeling pretty desperate right now as I have tried everything you mentioned to no avail.
Do you it will be worth getting a loan to attend Cambridge? And, any leads for getting a loan?

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