Financial Support

Robinson is not a rich College by Cambridge standards, but it does try to make funds available to Graduates whenever possible. If you do find that you are in financial difficulty you should talk with either the Graduate Tutors or the Financial Tutor, ideally before the situation becomes too severe. Information about financial matters is available from five main sources:

The College operates a number of funds to which Graduates may apply for financial assistance. The more formal bursaries are subject to change each year and information about them can best be found on the College website. In addition, there are a few smaller funds available:

Special Covid 19 Support

The College recognises that some students will face additional and unexpected costs as a direct result of the Virus. A special application form is available here and is designed primarily to help students in emergency situations. The form should be downloaded and after completion should be sent electronically to the Financial Tutor and copied to the Senior Tutor’s Assistant ( ). Full details of unexpected costs linked directly to the pandemic, with receipts etc, should be included with the application. Another round of financial support, normally to a maximum of £1000, will be considered soon after the end of Lent Term.

Academic Expenses Fund

Up to £250 per financial year (1st July-30th June) is available to each Graduate to cover expenses such as conference fees, academic related travel, thesis printing and binding costs etc. This fund cannot be used to cover expenditure on books or other equipment. Application forms are available from the Senior Tutor's Assistant, Mrs Keisha Sharp ( You should apply to the fund, in advance, in the year in which the expenditure will be incurred.

Financial Emergency Fund

This fund is administered by the Senior Tutor and is primarily for sudden, unforeseeable crises. In such cases, you should contact the Senior Tutor directly.

Student Activities Fund

The Student Activities Fund makes grants for academic, social or sporting purposes, and is operated by the Financial Tutor and the Senior Tutor.