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Please note that every effort has been to ensure that the course costs given below for courses within the Medicine Tripos were accurate at the time of publication.

The University reserves the right to review and revise the costs without prior notification, and you are advised that their publication here serves only as an indicator of course costs for current and future years. The publication of this information does not form part of any contractual arrangement of costs associated with studying at the University.

The University prospectus gives helpful advice for all students about the costs of studying in Cambridge.

In addition to the standard living costs, students of Medicine or Veterinary Medicine should expect to have to meet the following costs:

Estimated additional course costs, 2023-24

Medicine (Pre-clinical years)

Lab coat £14.00
Provision of dissecting instruments, gloves, pens, safety goggles for the FAB and HNA courses £25.00
University approved calculator  approx. £20.00-£25.00

Preparing for Patients:
- maximum for travel in first year

- 2nd year College rent fees

- 3rd year travel up to


approx. £25.00

£130.00 but varies between college

approx. £25.00

Safety glasses (for HOM and MIMS) £3.50- £5.00



Student Device Specification (updated 07.03.2024):

The following specifications are issued to help you choose a suitable device, costs of new devices will depend on choice, but existing devices, if less than four years old, are likely to be fine. If students are in financial difficulties, they can reach out to their college.

The Faculty of Biology has issued minimum specification guidelines for laptops that relates to the materials it provides:

  • Windows: 10 and 11 on 64-bit platforms
  • MacOS: OS Big Sur version 11 and higher 
  • OpenGL 2.0 graphics driver
  • CPUs newer than 2011 (Intel Sandy Bridge or newer)
  • Minimum SSE 4.2 in AMD processors and CPU
  • A broadband internet connection (0.15Mbps upload speed)
  • A working internet connection during installation so that the configuration file can be downloaded

Note: Our digital examinations not run on Google Chromebooks, virtual machines, machines running Linux, tablets, or mobile phones. Depending on the security settings implemented by the institution for each test, candidates may be required to have Admin rights to their device.


Medicine (Clinical years)

Please see Clinical School website for details.