Cambridge International Scholarships & Vice-Chancellor’s Awards
The Cambridge Trust is pleased to offer:
- Cambridge International Scholarships - for applicants who are from countries other than the United Kingdom or Ireland
- Vice-Chancellor's Awards - for UK and Irish nationals who are required to pay fees at the home rate
to applicants who will be undertaking research leading to the degree of PhD at the University of Cambridge in the next academic year.
The aim of the Cambridge International Scholarships and Vice-Chancellor's Awards is to ensure that the highest scored students, irrespective of nationality, receive full financial support to undertake PhD studies. The scholarships pay the University Composition Fee (UCF) and a maintenance allowance sufficient for a single person.
A University Committee will draw up one scored list of all PhD applicants across all disciplines. The only factors taken into consideration in agreeing this list are academic qualifications, references and research potential. The financial situation of applicants does not affect the selection of scholarship winners.
To maximise the number of Cambridge scholarships awarded, the Trust will, when appropriate, promote winners of Cambridge International Scholarships and Vice-Chancellor's Awards to other full-cost awards with partner organisations, UK Research Councils or departments or Colleges, who are willing to provide either the full amount or part of the cost of the scholarship. Where part of the cost of a scholarship is offered, the Trust will meet the balance.
If a student receives a full-cost scholarship from any source (excluding Gates Cambridge and Harding), the offer of an award from the Trust will lapse and you will be offered the status of 'Honorary Trust Scholar'. This entitles you to attend the Trust's events but bears no monetary value. If you have accepted a Gates Cambridge Scholarship or a Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholarship, any offer of an award from the Trust, including those offered with an Honorary status, will immediately lapse.
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