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About the award

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. Named after the former Chairman of our Board of Trustees, the Rowan Williams Cambridge Studentship is a full-cost award available to undergraduate and graduate students, covering tuition fees and maintenance, which will, in some instances, also assist with students’ upfront expenses such as travel, visa costs and the immigration health surcharge. To be eligible, applicants need to: hold a conditional offer of admission to the University of Cambridge for any degree; be from an area of instability or zone of conflict; be, or have been, at risk of discrimination, persecution, suffering, violence or other abuse of their human rights. Applicants do not need to have Refugee status. Graduate applicants should apply by the Graduate Funding deadline for their chosen course of study, and be offered conditional admission to the University of Cambridge; tick the box to apply for funding, and fill in the Cambridge Trust section of the online form stating how they meet the eligibility criteria, as part of their application for admission through the University’s Applicant Portal. Undergraduate applicants should apply for admission to the University of Cambridge in the normal way via a UCAS application and by the published deadline; if offered conditional admission by a Cambridge College, complete an Application for Scholarships for Undergraduate Studies offered by the Cambridge Trust (sent by the College at time of conditional offer) including a  Personal Statement of how they meet the eligibility criteria. Note for applicants: You are encouraged to use the Trust’s scholarship search to find all the awards for which you be eligible. Selection panels will assess applications taking regard of the severity of barriers faced to pursuing higher education at the University of Cambridge. The Trust will notify successful applicants by the end of May prior to commencement of their course.

The deadline for this scholarship is either 3 December 2019 or 7 January 2020 (dependent on course funding deadline).

Basis of granting the award: 
Financial Need
Funding for applicants: 
Fees
Fees and living costs
Living costs
Number Range: 
0 to 10

Timing

Apply from: 
Sunday, 1 September, 2019
Apply by: 
Tuesday, 7 January, 2020
Results date: 
Friday, 1 May, 2020

Applying

Separate application needed: 
Yes
How to apply: 

Graduate applicants should apply by the Graduate Funding deadline for their chosen course of study, and be offered conditional admission to the University of Cambridge; tick the box to apply for funding, and fill in the Cambridge Trust section of the online form stating how they meet the eligibility criteria, as part of their application for admission through the University’s Applicant Portal. Undergraduate applicants should apply for admission to the University of Cambridge in the normal way via a UCAS application and by the published deadline; if offered conditional admission by a Cambridge College, complete an Application for Scholarships for Undergraduate Studies offered by the Cambridge Trust (sent by the College at time of conditional offer) including a Personal Statement of how they meet the eligibility criteria. A separate application will be available on the Trust's website https://www.cambridgetrust.org/scholarships/rowan-williams-cambridge-stu...

Additional eligibility criteria: 
The applicant must hold a conditional offer of admission to the University of Cambridge for any degree
The applicant must be from an area of instability or zone of conflict
The applicant must be, or have been, at risk of discrimination, persecution, suffering, violence or other abuse of their human rights
Applicants do not need to have Refugee status
Full or part time: 
Full Time

Amount

Award value options: 
Fees and maintenance
Award minimum value: 
£22000
Award maximum value: 
£45000
How long is the award for: 
3 Years

Eligibility

Fee status: 
EU
Home
Overseas
Country you live in: 
All Countries
Citizenship: 
All Countries

Study area, type and level

Departments: 
School of Arts and Humanities
Department of Architecture
Department of History of Art
Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Faculty of Classics
Faculty of Divinity
Faculty of English
Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic
Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages
French Section
German and Dutch Section
Italian Section
Slavonic Studies Section
Spanish and Portuguese Section
Faculty of Music
Faculty of Philosophy
School of Biological Sciences
Department of Biochemistry
Centre for Family Research
Department of Genetics
Milner Therapeutics Institute
Department of Pathology
Department of Pharmacology
Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
Department of Plant Sciences
Department of Psychology
Sainsbury Laboratory
Cambridge Systems Biology Centre
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Zoology
MRC Toxicology Unit
Wellcome Trust - MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute
Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute
School of Clinical Medicine
Department of Clinical Biochemistry
Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Department of Haematology
Department of Medical Genetics
Wellcome Trust - MRC Institute of Metabolic Sciences
Department of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Department of Oncology
Department of Paediatrics
Department of Psychiatry
Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Department of Radiology
Department of Surgery
Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute
Cambridge Institute for Medical Research
Institute of Public Health
MRC Biostatistics Unit
MRC Cancer Unit
MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
MRC Elsie Widdowson Laboratory
MRC Epidemiology Unit
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Faculty of Economics
Faculty of Education
Faculty of History
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Faculty of Human, Social and Political Sciences
Department of Archaeology
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
Department of Social Anthropology
Department of Politics and International Studies
Centre of African Studies
Centre of Development Studies
Centre of Latin American Studies
Centre of South Asian Studies
Centre for Gender Studies
Department of Sociology
Department of Land Economy
Faculty of Law
Institute of Criminology
Lauterpacht Centre for International Law
School of Physical Sciences
Institute of Astronomy
Department of Chemistry
Department of Earth Sciences
Department of Geography
Scott Polar Research Institute
Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy
Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics
Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Department of Physics
School of Technology
Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Department of Computer Science and Technology
Department of Engineering
Cambridge Judge Business School
Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
Colleges: 
All
Qualifications: 
Undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts
Postgraduate
Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Advanced Study
Master of Corporate Law
Master of Law
Master of Mathematics
Master of Music
Master of Philosophy
Master of Research
Who is eligible: 
Applying to a course

Contact Details

Phone: 
44 (0)1223 338498