New scholarships for Canadian postgraduates

Canadian students have long been an important element in the student body at the University of Cambridge. During 2010-11, there were more than 260 Canadians studying here, for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. The group of Canadian postgraduates made up the fourth largest national cohort within the graduate community.

The Cambridge Commonwealth Trust continues its work in establishing scholarships for students who would not otherwise be able to fund their studies at Cambridge, and has signed a new agreement with the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Toronto to co-fund scholarships to Canadian students on Masters courses here.

The scholarships, which are jointly funded by the Society's alumni and friends and by the Trust, will be available in any academic subject to applicants who arrive in October 2012. They are targeted at talented Canadian students from less privileged economic backgrounds.

The agreement was signed during a recent visit to Cambridge by Daniel Kaute, President of the Society and himself a Cambridge alumnus (Churchill College, 1991), and Michael O’Sullivan, Director of the Trust.

Daniel Kaute (right) and Michael O'Sullivan

Daniel Kaute (right) and Michael O'Sullivan