The Trust has in the past few weeks made a number of new awards to applicants and will be continuing the award process over the coming months.

As the Trust has received an extremely large number of applications, your patience would be appreciated while waiting for a decision, bearing in mind that the majority of awards administered by the Trust are made between March and July, in order for successful applicants to take up their places in October.  We are doing our very best to ensure that this process is not unduly affected by the current disruptions.

During the awards period, you will be able to view a current list of awardees here: 'Scholarships Awarded'  

As long as you have applied by the funding deadline and have a conditional offer of admission for your course, you will be considered for any awards for which you are eligible.

Please note that due to the number of applications the Trust receives, it is not possible to notify unsuccessful applicants.  Awardees will be notified as soon as is possible.



Use our scholarship search (on the right) to find a list of scholarships for which you may be eligible.


All scholarships are available only for study at the University of Cambridge, and require that you apply to the University via the normal online application form, and most scholarships require that you apply by the relevant deadline.

There are different procedures for applying for undergraduate study (BA and similar) and for postgraduate study (Masters, PhD and similar).

Applicants must be intending to start a course at the level of:

  • Undergraduate (excluding UK/EU applicants)
  • Masters (such as MPhil, MASt, LLM)
  • Research postgraduate (such as PhD)

Please be aware that the Trust does not offer full-cost scholarships for MBA or MFin programmes.  The Trust will consider co-funding students on MBA and MFin who are nominated to us by funding partners (who may have their own procedures for applying).


Undergraduate study

The application deadline for the 2020 entry is 15 October 2019, 6.00 pm (UK time) 

However, there are some exceptions.  If you are applying for undergraduate study and wish to be interviewed in Malaysia or Singapore, the deadline is 20 September 2019.

Graduate study

If you are applying for graduate study, please check and apply by the specific course funding deadline.  There will be two general course funding deadlines of 3 December 2019 and 7 January 2020

Please apply by the relevant funding deadline set for entry to your particular course and complete the 'Funding' section in the online Applicant Portal in order to be considered for funding.

There will be no differential of deadlines for application between UK or EU or International graduate applicants.

More information

Before making an application to the University, research thoroughly your chosen course of study (via the University web site).

Also read the Cambridge Trust’s information about eligibility and the relevant information pages.  Some of the Trust’s scholarships will require you to make an additional application, to the relevant funding partner, so please read carefully the information about individual scholarships for which you may be eligible.



The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020.  A period of transition has now been entered and is currently set to last until 31 December 2020.

EU students applying for admission to the University of Cambridge for 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic year will continue to be eligible for ‘home fee status’, which means they will be charged the same tuition fees as UK students for the duration of their studies.  Students who have already started their course are guaranteed their existing status for the duration of their studies.

More information can be found in the UK Government’s guidance for EU students, published on 31 January, and in the British Council’s advice for EU students.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Professor Stephen Toope, speaks about the UK leaving the EU, and the impact for staff and students, in his blog ‘Reflections at the door’.