The Magdalene undergraduate bursary scheme was introduced in response to the higher fee structure created in 2012, financed in the main by Members as committed as we are to the idea that no one should be deterred from studying at Magdalene due to financial reasons.
We are committed to raising funds to support every undergraduate in need of help. Almost 20 per cent of Magdalene Members and friends contributed to the Student Support Fund during the past financial year, it is clearly a cause close to the hearts of many of our alumni.
"...I simply could not have afforded to study at Cambridge without this bursary, if I am one day in a financial position to support students at Magdalene myself, I will do everything in my power to help students from low-income backgrounds like myself." - 2nd Year Undergraduate
"My bursary allows me to forget about money worries and actually get on with my undergraduate course on a day to day basis. This is perhaps the greatest gift of the bursary and I cannot thank you enough." - 1st Year Undergraduate
The Harding Challenge Fund
The University has launched The Harding Challenge for Student Support. This fund will match donations pound for pound from new donors in support of College student support initiatives including bursaries, studentships, mental health support and sports and societies. Gifts of any size up to £100,000 qualify, the fund will contribute the equivalent amount into a central fund for undergraduate student support. Magdalene will benefit significantly from the Harding Challenge fund as a large number of undergraduates are in receipt of financial support and bursary funding.
Take advantage of the Harding Challenge and multiply the power of your donation by giving to student support at Magdalene.
Find out more about the Harding Challenge.
The Rowan and Jane Williams Bursary Fund
Magdalene College is delighted to announce the launch of The Rowan and Jane Williams Bursary Fund in honour of the Master and Lady Williams to mark their wonderful contribution to the College.
The fund will endow, in perpetuity, up to three annual bursaries for Magdalene undergraduates up to a value of £5,000 per annum per bursary and it is hoped that the first of these bursaries will be awarded in Michaelmas 2020.Support the Williams Bursary (£) Support the Williams Bursary ($)
Supporting the Future Foundations Campaign
Donations to support Future Foundations can be made until the end of the Campaign in 2022. All those who give over £1,000 in total (including Gift Aid) during the Campaign will be included on the Wall of Benefactors in The New Library.Make a one off gift Make a regular gift