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Current undergraduates

Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages

 

Additional Course Costs

MML and Linguistics 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, DVDs, etc., and to the Year Abroad website to find out about costs for the year spent abroad):

  • printing and photocopying: The Faculty offers use of printing and photocopying devices at a price per sheet of 5p for black-and-white A4, 20p for colour A4, 10p for black-and-white A3, and 40p for colour A3.
  • 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 MML degree course:

The EU referendum result does not affect UK students currently studying in the EU, EU students currently studying in the UK, current beneficiaries of Erasmus funding or those applying for Erasmus funding in 2017. The UK's future access to the Erasmus programme will be determined as part of wider discussions with the EU. The Faculty will keep the situation under review and this web page will be updated as and when new information is released.

More broadly, existing UK students studying in the EU, and those looking to start in the next academic year, will continue to be subject to current arrangements. Please see https://www.gov.uk/government/news/statement-on-higher-education-and-research-following-the-eu-referendum.

Year Abroad costs: detailed information is provided by the Year Abroad Office prior to the period of compulsory study abroad. According to Government guidance, all UK/EU students on the Year Abroad are requried to pay only 15% of the UK Composition Fee. Overseas students pay 50% of the overseas student fee. Each year, approximately two thirds of our students taking their Year Abroad in the EU benefit from the Erasmus scheme. This is funded by the European Commission and provides grants that cover living expenses. Erasmus funding for students taking their year abroad in 2016-17, or applying for Erasmus funding during 2017 will be unaffected by the decision to leave the EU. We are keeping the situation under close review and will publish updated information here as soon as it becomes available. For most UK/EU students and most Year Abroad activities the normal student loans are available to cover maintenance costs and fees.Students should consult the University's EU FAQs page for up-to-date information: www.cam.ac.uk/eu

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. (Language undergrad abroad, for example, can involve extra expense; however, students who gain temporary paid employment abroad might, at the very least, cover their costs.) Unfortunately, the Faculty will not be in a position to financially support such travel but some colleges may be able to offer grants. 

August 2016