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Cambridge International Scholarship

These prestigious scholarships are offered to applicants who are from countries other than the United Kingdom or Ireland, in any subject, who are highly ranked by their prospective Departments within the University, and are awarded on the basis of academic ability and research potential, examination results, and references. The financial situation of applicants does not affect selection. They are tenable at any College.

Further information can be found here.

Application:

No separate application is required for this scholarship, only the application to the University of Cambridge for admission, which must be submitted by the funding deadline specific to your course (please refer to the Postgraduate Course Directory).

Value:

University tuition fee

Annual stipend (sufficient for a single person)

Immigration Health Surcharge

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Cambridge Masters Studentship

These studentships are available to all applicants, regardless of fee status, for one-year postgraduate study in any subject.  They are tenable at any College.  Applicants who have already obtained, or are about to graduate with, a Masters or PhD level qualification will not be eligible.

Application:

No separate application is required for this studentship, only the application to the University of Cambridge for admission, which must be submitted by the funding deadline specific to your course (please refer to the Postgraduate Course Directory).

Value:

Variable, but typically a contribution of £12,000 towards the costs of study, payable towards the University tuition fee in the first instance, with any remaining balance being paid as maintenance (living allowance).

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Cambridge Opportunity Studentships

Cambridge Opportunity Studentships are for Masters students from low-income households with experience of educational disadvantage who are set at the Home rate for fees. A small proportion of the awards (Get In Masters Studentships) will be reserved to address under-representation of students from Black, British Bangladeshi or British Pakistani backgrounds.

Application:

No separate application is required for this studentship, only the application to the University of Cambridge for admission, which must be submitted by the funding deadline specific to your course (please refer to the Postgraduate Course Directory).  You will be asked to answer specific questions as part of the admissions application form.

Conditions:

  • Essential Criteria: Applicants must not already be qualified at Masters level or higher, nor currently undertaking postgraduate study. You must also be able to agree with the following statement, and to provide evidence on request: I do not have the existing financial means (in the form of savings, assets, other awards, or an income independent of hours worked) to finance the proposed course of study.
  • Additional Criteria: In addition to the essential criteria above, other additional criteria is detailed on the admissions application form. If there are other challenging life circumstances you feel should be taken into account, for example, educational disruption due to moving school or illness, doing paid work during full-time undergraduate study, circumstances that limited your choice of undergraduate university, an unusual route to postgraduate study, or anything else, then you may be eligible.  

Value:

Outstanding fees and living expenses are covered when the maximum postgraduate grant / loan is taken with government student finance

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Cambridge Schröder Scholarship in German Studies

The scholarship is available to PhD applicants of any nationality in the field of German Studies. It is tenable only at Jesus College.

Application:

No separate application is required for this scholarship, only the application to the University of Cambridge for admission, which must be submitted by the funding deadline specific to your course (please refer to the Postgraduate Course Directory).

Value:

University tuition fee

Annual stipend (sufficient for a single person)

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Cambridge Toshiba Japan and the World Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship is available to applicants for a PhD in the Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies whose research aims to place Japan within the wider context of the world. It is tenable at any College.

Application:

No separate application is required for this scholarship, only the application to the University of Cambridge for admission, which must be submitted by the funding deadline specific to your course (please refer to the Postgraduate Course Directory).

Conditions:

  • Subject area must be Japanese Studies.
  • Candidates wishing to be considered for this scholarship must provide a one-page document explaining how their research embodies the Japan and the World initiative.

Value:

University tuition fee

Annual stipend (sufficient for a single person)

Immigration Health Surcharge

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Cambridge Trust Scholarship (postgraduate)

This scholarship is available to international Masters and PhD applicants in any subject.  It is tenable at any College.

Application:

No separate application is required for this scholarship, only the application to the University of Cambridge for admission, which must be submitted by the funding deadline specific to your course (please refer to the Postgraduate Course Directory).

Value:

Contribution towards University tuition fee

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Cambridge Trust Scholarship (undergraduate)

This scholarship is available to Undergraduate applicants with international fee status, in any subject.  It is tenable at any College.

Application:

International applicants who are offered a place by a Cambridge College will be sent an application form to apply for Cambridge Trust Scholarships; those applicants will be considered for any awards administered by the Cambridge Trust for which they are eligible.

Value:

Contribution towards University tuition fee

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Chevening/Cambridge Scholarship

This scholarship is available to Masters applicants from countries in which Chevening Scholarships are awarded.  It is tenable at any College.

Application:

Candidates are selected by Chevening (not the Trust). To ensure that they are considered for this scholarship, applicants must: 1) check with Chevening the funding call deadlines and details of the application process, and apply accordingly; and 2) apply for admission to the University of Cambridge by the funding deadline specific to their course (please refer to the Postgraduate Course Directory).

Conditions:

Applicants should demonstrate leadership potential, and require financial assistance to study at the University of Cambridge. Check your country on the Chevening website for any subject priorities.

Value:

University tuition fee

Annual stipend (sufficient for a single person)

Some other expenses

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Commonwealth (Cambridge) Scholarship

This scholarship is available to applicants from developing member countries of the Commonwealth, at Masters or PhD level in any subject.  It is tenable at any College.

Application:

Candidates are selected by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (not the Trust). To ensure that they are considered for this scholarship, applicants must: 1) check with the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission the funding call deadlines and details of the application process, and apply accordingly; and 2) apply for admission to the University of Cambridge by the funding deadline specific to their course (please refer to the Postgraduate Course Directory).

Value:

University tuition fee

Annual stipend (sufficient for single person)

Return economy airfare

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Commonwealth Shared Cambridge Scholarship

This scholarship is available to Masters applicants from certain developing member countries of the Commonwealth.  Please check the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission's website for the full list of eligible countries.  It is tenable at any College.

Application:

In addition to applying to the University of Cambridge by the funding deadline specific to their course (please refer to the Postgraduate Course Directory), and being made a conditional offer of admission, candidates will be asked to apply using the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Electronic Application System.

Conditions:

  • An applicant's proposed course of study must be relevant to the development of their home country.  Current eligible courses at the University of Cambridge are Advanced Computer Science, Conservation Leadership, Development Studies, Education (Educational Leadership and School Improvement), Engineering for Sustainable Development, Law, Population Health Sciences, and Public Policy (please note, this list may be subject to change).  For further information on these courses, please see the University's Postgraduate Prospectus.
  • Successful applicants are required to return to their home country within one month of the end of the scholarship.

Value:

University tuition fee

Annual stipend (sufficient for a single person)

One return economy airfare

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Inlaks Cambridge Scholarship

This award is available to Masters and PhD applicants from India.  It is tenable at any College.

Application:

Candidates are selected by the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation (not the Trust). To ensure that they are considered for this scholarship, applicants must: 1) check with the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation the funding call deadlines and details of the application process, and apply accordingly; and 2) apply for admission to the University of Cambridge by the funding deadline specific to their course (please refer to the Postgraduate Course Directory).

Conditions:

The scholarship is not tenable in the fields of Business Studies, Computer Science, Engineering, Medicine, Music or Public Health.

Value:

University tuition fee

Annual stipend (sufficient for a single person)

Immigration Health Surcharge

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Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Cambridge Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to PhD applicants from India in any academic subject.  It is tenable at any College.

Application:

No separate application is required for this scholarship, only the application to the University of Cambridge for admission, which must be submitted by the funding deadline specific to your course (please refer to the Postgraduate Course Directory).

Value:

University tuition fee

Annual stipend (sufficient for a single person)

Immigration Health Surcharge

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LMB Cambridge Scholarship

This scholarship is available for PhD applicants with International Fee status in Molecular Biology. It is tenable at any College.

Application:

Candidates are selected by MRC LMB (not the Trust).  To ensure that they are considered for this scholarship, applicants must: 1) check with the Laboratory of Molecular Biology the funding call deadlines and details of the application process, and apply accordingly; and 2) apply for admission to the University of Cambridge by the funding deadline specific to their course (please refer to the Postgraduate Course Directory).

Value:

University tuition fee

Annual stipend (sufficient for a single person)

Visa

Immigration Health Surcharge

Contribution towards travel costs, conferences, research and training allowance

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Pemanda Monappa Scholarship

This scholarship is available to Masters applicants from India in the following subjects: Biological Sciences (excluding Medicine and Veterinary Medicine), Computer Science, Economics, English Literature, Law, Physical Sciences, Technology.  It is tenable at any College.

Application:

No separate application is required for this scholarship, only the application to the University of Cambridge for admission, which must be submitted by the funding deadline specific to your course (please refer to the Postgraduate Course Directory).

Conditions:

  • Applicants should require financial assistance in order to study at the University of Cambridge.
  • Applicants should also have a close connection with one of the following States: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu. (A close connection is defined as having completed a first degree at a recognized university in one of those States, or having been born in one of those States, or having completed the larger part of their school education in one of those States).

Value:

Variable

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Prathiba M Singh Cambridge Scholarship

This scholarship is available to applicants from India to do the LLM (Masters in Law).  It is tenable at any College.

Application:

No separate application is required for this scholarship, only the application to the University of Cambridge for admission, which must be submitted by the funding deadline specific to your course (please refer to the Postgraduate Course Directory).

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview in New Delhi.

Conditions:

Applicants should show a strong interest in the study of Intellectual Property Law, should show a positive intention to pursue a legal career in India, and should need financial assistance in order to study in Cambridge.

Value:

Variable

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Rowan Williams Cambridge Studentship

The Rowan Williams Cambridge Studentship is a programme established by the Cambridge Trust to support students who face severe barriers in coming to study in Cambridge. It is available to applicants at all levels, in any subject, and is tenable at any College.

Applicants should be from an area of instability or zone of conflict and, or have been, at risk of discrimination, persecution, suffering, violence or other abuse of their human rights.

Application:

To ensure that they are considered for this studentship, applicants must: 1) complete a separate Cambridge Trust application form by 31 January 2023; and 2) apply for admission to the University of Cambridge by the funding deadline specific to their course (please refer to the Postgraduate Course Directory).

Conditions:

Applicants should be from an area of instability or zone of conflict and, or have been, at risk of discrimination, persecution, suffering, violence or other abuse of their human rights.

Value:

University tuition fee

Annual stipend for a single person

Other allowances (i.e. travel, visa and Immigration Health Surcharge costs) considered on a need basis

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Smuts Cambridge Scholarship

This scholarship is available to PhD applicants whose research relates to a Commonwealth country or countries (excluding the UK), normally in the fields of Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences.  It is tenable at any College.

Application:

No separate application is required for this scholarship, only the application to the University of Cambridge for admission, which must be submitted by the funding deadline specific to your course (please refer to the Postgraduate Course Directory).

Value:

University tuition fee

Annual stipend (sufficient for a single person)

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Wellcome Trust Oncology PhD Studentship

This studentship is available to applicants with Overseas fee status who wish to study for a four-year MRes + PhD course in the area of Oncology.  It is tenable at any College.

Application:

In addition to applying for admission to the University of Cambridge by the funding deadline specific to their course (please refer to the Postgraduate Course Directory), application to certain Wellcome Trust programmes is required to ensure that applicants are considered for the scholarship.

Conditions:

Applicants must have Overseas fee status

Value:

University tuition fee

Annual stipend (sufficient for a single person)

Other costs as determined by the Department of Oncology

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Williams Papworth Studentship

The Williams Papworth Studentship provides full or partial support for students from the Tibetan Plateau or surrounding countries or regions. The studentship seeks to support students committed to the practical application of knowledge and/or the development of ideas.  The potential of the applicant to make a significant, positive and forward-looking contribution to his/her own community and the wider world is overall more important than the subject of study, ethnicity or religious affiliation.  Past students have studied Criminology, Veterinary Science, Business, Conservation Leadership, Business, Linguistics and Education.  Applications from those wishing to study other academic disciples are also welcome although preference will not normally be given to those wishing to study Social Anthropology.  The studentship is tenable at any College.

Application:

No separate application is required for this studentship, only the application to the University of Cambridge for admission, which must be submitted by the funding deadline specific to your course (please refer to the Postgraduate Course Directory).

Conditions:

  • Preference may be given to applicants who are ethnically or culturally connected with the Himalayan region. 
  • The studentship is normally available for one-year postgraduate courses. Consideration will be given only in exceptional circumstances to those seeking support for PhDs or who have spent extended periods of time studying in universities in Western Europe, USA, Canada or Australia.

Value:

The value of the studentship will be determined by the level of funding available to the recipient from personal or other sources.

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