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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies



Course costs


Information on fees can be found in the Finance section of the pages.

Fees for the Year Abroad

For Home students undertaking a full year abroad, the tuition fee currently payable to the University of Cambridge will be 15% of the tuition fee for that year. The level of the tuition fee is set on admission and is likely to increase annually in line with inflation. Information on the fees for the year abroad can be found in the Finance section of the pages. Please also see the Year Abroad section of the AMES site.

Additional course costs

AMES undergraduate students incur expenses for the following (Please refer to the relevant subject area websites to find out about subject-specific costs, such as course books, etc., and to the Year Abroad website to find out about costs for the year spent abroad):

  • photocopying and printing: in the Faculty, use of the printers costs 5p per A4 sheet in black and white, and 20p per A4 sheet in colour. In future years, the cost of printing in the Faculty may rise above that quoted.
  • text books / course books: Please check reading lists for each course. The Faculty, University and College libraries are well-stocked.
  • Your College and department, together with the University Computing Service, will provide you with all the computing facilities you'll need for your academic work. You'll have a University email account, and access to central file storage for your work and for publishing web pages. There may be a cost for internet / wireless connection if you have your own Computer. Please check with your College.

In addition the following is relevant to students taking the AMES degree course:

  • Year Abroad costs: detailed information is provided by the department prior to the period of compulsory study abroad. According to Government guidance, all UK/EU students on the Year Abroad pay 15% of the UK Composition Fee. Students on the Year Abroad are expected to cover their daily living costs at a level they would have incurred whilst studying in Cambridge. For most UK/EU students and most Year Abroad activities, the normal student loans are available to cover maintenance costs and fees. 
  • Non-Compulsory Study Abroad: Although the core element of language immersion is the Year Abroad, students may wish to make use of some of their vacations during the other three years of their degree to travel to the countries where their chosen languages are spoken. Such travel is not a compulsory part of the course, though obviously beneficial in different ways. The cost of such travel is hugely variable, depending on the cost of getting to your destination, on living costs once you have arrived, and on what you choose to do. Unfortunately, the Faculty will not be in a position to financially support such travel.