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Student Funding

Vice-Chancellor’s Awards & Cambridge International Scholarships
Year the student can take up funding: 
Number of Awards: 
Average Value: 
Maximum award value £ per annum: 
Value description: 
The Scholarships pay the University Composition Fee and a maintenance allowance sufficient for a single person.
Duration description: 
Awards are offered for the full duration of the course
1st Application Round
Applications open: 
Friday, 1 September, 2017

On behalf of the University, the Cambridge Trust is pleased to offer the Vice-Chancellor's Awards (for UK and EU students) and the Cambridge International Scholarships (for international students) for those undertaking PhD studies.

The aim of the Vice-Chancellor's Awards and Cambridge International Scholarships is to ensure that the 250 highest ranked students, irrespective of nationality, receive full financial support to undertake research leading to a PhD.  The Scholarships pay the University Composition Fee and a maintenance allowance sufficient for a single person.

Funding Body Name: 
Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust
Application Procedure: 
Automatically considered
Other Eligibility Restriction: 
Prospective PhD students only
Administering Office: 
Cambridge Trusts
Contact Name:
Fee status: 
New course purpose: 
Full Award
Eligible department/s: 
Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, Animal Health Trust, Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics, Archaeology, Architecture, Astronomy, Babraham Institute, Biochemistry, Biological Anthropology, Biology, Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute, Centre for Family Research, Centre of African Studies, Centre of South Asian Studies, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Chemistry, Classics, Clinical Biochemistry, Clinical Medicine, Clinical Neurosciences, Clinical Pharmacology Unit, Comp Sci and Tech, Computer Laboratory, Criminology, Development Studies, Divinity, Earth Sciences, East Asian Studies, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, English and Applied Linguistics, European Bioinformatics Institute, French, Genetics, Geography, German and Dutch, Haematology, History, History and Philosophy of Science, History of Art, Italian, Judge Business School, Land Economy, Latin American Studies, Law, Linguistics, Materials Science and Metallurgy, Medical Genetics, Medicine, Metabolic Science, Middle Eastern Studies, Mod and Medi Languages, MRC Biostatistics Unit, MRC Cancer Unit, MRC Centre for Protein Engineering, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, MRC Epidemiology Unit, MRC Human Nutrition Research, MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, MRC Molecular Biology, Music, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology, Orthopaedic Research Unit, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, Plant Sciences, Politics and International Studies, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public Health and Primary Care, Pure Maths and Mathematical Statistics, Radiology, Scott Polar Research Institute, Slavonic Studies, Social Anthropology, Sociology, Spanish and Portuguese, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Surgery, Veterinary Medicine, Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre, Zoology
How to apply: 
Applicants are automatically considered by the Cambridge Trust for any awards for which they are eligible provided they complete the Funding question on the Applicant Portal to say that they 'wish to be considered for funding'. Please see the Cambridge Trust's website\scholarships\ for additional information about supplementary application forms that may required to be submitted to funding partners for certain scholarships. Please apply by the relevant deadline set for entry to your particular course and tick the box at the Funding section in the online Applicant Portal in order to be considered for funding.
Type of funding: 
New Course (applicants)
UK, EU excluding UK, Cyprus & Malta, Cyprus & Malta, Commonwealth excluding UK, Cyprus & Malta, Rest Of The World
Teaching Level: 
Graduate research courses such as PhD, MLitt, MSc, MRes and certain MPhils
PhD (Probationary)