EnterpriseTECH fees

The following fees apply to registered graduate students, PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and staff at different institutions and organisations:

Your institutionFee
University of Cambridge and affiliated institutions£785
Other UK universities£985
NHS employees outside the University of Cambridge£985
International universities£1,600
Corporate and other professionals£2,350

EnterpriseTECH guidance

If you’re offered a place on the programme, a personal deposit of £50 is requested to secure your place. This deposit is deducted from the total programme fee.

Fees do not cover transportation, non-programme sustenance or accommodation expenses.

University of Cambridge applicants

  • Enquire how your programme fee might be (fully or partly) covered by your department, CDT or college. We don’t have any influence and can’t guarantee success. It’s your responsibility, so check with them first so you can confirm your funding source on the application form.
  • We’re sometimes able to offer a limited number of scholarships for postdocs and eligible PhD students. These have strict criteria attached to them. You can ask to be considered for one of these when you apply.
  • Self-funding is an option and we may offer you the flexibility to pay your fee in three instalments.

External applicants

  • You’ll be asked for a funding source on the application form. Sometimes this is another university’s training budget, or a corporate sponsor. It’s your responsibility to enquire if you can get support, so check first. Fees are paid before the programme begins.
  • Self-funding is an option and we may offer you the flexibility to pay your fee in three instalments.

Scholarship and funding opportunities for EnterpriseTECH

Scholarship requests are reviewed by the EnterpriseTECH team. You may need to apply for some of these funding opportunities separately, please check requirements below. We will also advise on this if you get offered a place on EnterpriseTECH and so we recommend you have a funding backup plan in place.

Henry Royce Institute

Number of awards

10

Eligibility

PhD students and postdocs at any UK university (excluding University of Cambridge) in materials science or engineering research may be eligible for a full award. Those at University of Cambridge will only be considered for a 50% award.

School of Clinical Medicine

Number of awards

5 for Cohort 15 and 5 for Cohort 16

Eligibility

For PhD students and postdocs within the School of Clinical Medicine at University of Cambridge this award would cover 50% of the programme fee.

School of Biological Sciences

Number of awards

5 for Cohort 15 and 5 for Cohort 16

Eligibility

For PhD students and postdocs within the School of Biological Sciences at University of Cambridge this award would cover 50% of the programme fee.

Medical Research Council

Number of awards

Unlimited

Eligibility

MRC-funded PhD students at the University of Cambridge.

Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

Number of awards

To be confirmed for 2024-2025.

Eligibility

PhD students and postdocs working in the Institute.  

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences

Number of awards

Up to 10

Eligibility

Postdocs in the School of Biological Sciences at University of Cambridge. The award would cover the full programme fee.

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Number of awards

Up to 10

Eligibility

Postdocs in the School of Physical Sciences or School of Technology at University of Cambridge. The award would cover the full programme fee.

Cambridge Academy for Therapeutic Sciences

Number of awards

To be confirmed for 2024-2025.

Eligibility

Postdocs in therapeutics or diagnostics at University of Cambridge. 

The Babraham Institute

Number of awards

Unlimited

Eligibility

PhD students, postdocs and staff at Babraham. The award would cover the full programme fee.

Breaking Barriers Corporate Scholarship Programme

Number of awards

2 per cohort

Eligibility

The Break Barriers Awards aim to dismantle barriers to success and foster inclusivity. By promoting diversity and supporting untapped talent, we want to help empower potential entrepreneurs to achieve their goals.

Supported by our corporate sponsors, the Breaking Barriers Awards are open to people outside of the university system. Perhaps you have been on an entrepreneurial journey already, out of work, or are between jobs. There is no upper age limit.

You are eligible to apply if you are facing personal challenges, specifically financial constraints, limited professional networks and experiences of bias. Please send us a letter by email to EnterpriseTECH explaining how you fit the requirements of the scholarship and why you should be considered for this award as soon as you submit your online application.

Scholarships cover the full programme fee.

University researchers are not eligible.

EnterpriseTECH STAR fees

The following fees apply:

Your institutionFee
Applicants who have completed or are doing in EnterpriseTECH£1,300
Applicants without the requisite foundation of EnterpriseTECH£3,900

EnterpriseTECH STAR guidance

  • You must have completed (or be currently on) EnterpriseTECH to have your application considered. We may make an occasional exception, please enquire first.
  • For University of Cambridge Postdoctoral Research Associates, there are opportunities to have your fees covered via the EPSRC or BBSRC Impact Accelerator Award scheme. This may require a little extra effort from you if you’re offered a place, we will guide you in this process.
  • If you are offered a place, you pay a personal deposit of £100. This is deducted from the programme fee.
  • The full fee becomes due when you accept your place. In the event of a cancellation, you may receive a full refund up to 14 days before the programme’s start date and a refund of 50% for cancellations within the remaining days.
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