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EnterpriseTECH fees & funding

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EnterpriseTECH fees

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

  • University of Cambridge and affiliated institutions: £670.
  • Other UK universities: £895.
  • NHS employees outside the University of Cambridge: £895.
  • International universities: £1,400.
  • Corporate and other professionals: £2,250.

As part of the application process, we require applicants to provide information on how they plan to cover the programme fees. Successful internal applicants will generally be reimbursed by their college/department (with their prior agreement) or have their fees paid directly and internally by the university, while external applicants must pay their fees before the programme begins.

If you’re offered a place on the programme after your interview, a personal deposit of £35 is required to secure your place. This deposit will be deducted from the total programme fee. Please note that while our programme fees are competitively priced, they do not cover any transportation or accommodation expenses.

We aim to have a number of scholarship and funding opportunities for 2023-24, which would cover some or all programme fees for eligible applicants. However, we’re still in the process of determining how many of these we might have and from which sources. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship nomination or a particular source of funding e.g., UK Research Council, there is space to let us know on the application form.

Scholarship and funding opportunities for EnterpriseTECH

  • Henry Royce Institute Scholarship (TBC for 2023-24).

PhD students and postdocs registered at any UK university and engaged in materials/engineering research may apply for a Henry Royce Institute Scholarship. The award includes the full programme fee and a discretionary travel and accommodation grant. To be confirmed for 2023-24.

  • The Babraham Institute (TBC for 2023-24).

Students, researchers and staff at Babraham (an affiliated institution) may have the full programme fee funded. Applicants do not need to do anything as names and details are collated by EnterpriseTECH and requested directly for the budget holder.

  • University of Cambridge postdoctoral researchers (TBC for 2023-24).

Postdocs conducting research in the areas supported by (a) the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and are primarily based in a department covered by the School of Physical Sciences and/or the School of Technology or conducting research in the areas supported by (b) the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and are primarily based in a department covered by the School of Biological Sciences may receive full funding for the programme fee.

  • MRC Supplement fund / MRC DTP PhD students

MRC-funded PhD students at the University of Cambridge have access to funding via the MRC Supplement Fund. Applicants do not need to do anything as names and details are collated by EnterpriseTECH and requested directly for the budget holder. All eligible applicants have access to this funding.

EnterpriseTECH STAR fees

The following fees apply:

  • University of Cambridge and affiliated institutions: £1200.
  • Other UK universities: £1600.

All applicants must have completed (or be currently on) EnterpriseTECH to be considered for this programme. We are usually in a position to offer sponsored places to students we select for EnterpriseTECH STAR on a case-by-case basis, some funding opportunities may require a little extra effort from the successful applicant, such as submitting a request to an Impact Acceleration fund. You don’t need to worry about funding at the application stage, as we will provide guidance on the necessary steps to take.

Cancellation policy

The full fee becomes due when you accept your place on one of the programmes. In the event of a cancellation, you may receive a full refund up to fourteen days before the programme’s start date and a refund of 50% for cancellations within the remaining days.


Applications are now open:

EnterpriseTECH Cohort 13

26 September – 8 December 2023

Application deadline: 17 July 2023.

EnterpriseTECH Cohort 14

9 January – 20 March 2024

Application deadline: 30 October 2023.

Apply now

EnterpriseTECH STAR Cohort IV

10 April – 17 June 2024.

Application deadline: 10 January 2024.

Apply now

Submit a project proposal

We welcome and review project proposals from inventors all year round. Please review the hard deadlines associated with each of the programme cohorts.

Applications for project proposals are now open. 

Cohort 13

  • Programme duration: 26 September-8 December
  • Submission deadline: 17 July 2023

Cohort 14

  • Programme duration: 9 January-22 March
  • Submission deadline: 30 October 2023

Submit a proposal

Become a supervisor

Please fill out our online form if you’d like to get involved in supervising our EnterpriseTECH students.

Apply to become a supervisor