Williams Papworth Studentship

Application Type:

By statement in University of Cambridge application


Masters or PhD




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.


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

Funding Partners:

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.