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Scholarships

There are a wide range of scholarships available to Cambridge Master of Finance students. In addition to the funding sources listed in this section, we advise you to explore all types of potential funding opportunities open to you, including employer sponsorship and loan and scholarship opportunities in your own country.

Cambridge Judge Business School scholarships

Scholarship Amount Eligibility Deadline
MFin Programme Scholarships Varies each year but awards are usually from £5,000 to £25,000. All those who are offered a place on the programme maybe considered. Awards are academic merit and needs based. The Admissions Office will contact candidates to invite them to apply. Applicants must submit evidence of financial need to be considered. 31 May 2016
The Chairman's Scholarships

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Two awards of £15,000 towards the MFin tuition fee, including college fees at Emmanuel College or Trinity Hall. All candidates with a First Class degree/GPA 3.7 or above. Candidates must have a clear financial need, and the desire to use their skills/qualifications to have a positive impact on society. The Admissions Office will contact eligible candidates and invite them to apply. 18 January 2016
The Central Bank Scholarship Varies but normally around 20 per cent of the MFin tuition fee. The central bank will need to make a matching scholarship contribution. Applicants must work at Central Banks or other 'Official Sector' organisations, and must return to their employer on completion of the MFin. This scholarship is intended mainly for emerging economy institutions. Rolling until awarded
LIFE Lebanon Scholarship £12,000 towards tuition fees Candidates must demonstrate exceptional academic merit, be ordinarily resident in Lebanon and demonstrate a desire to use the skills gained from the MFin in Lebanon after graduation. Preference will be given to candidates in financial need. 31 May 2016
30% Club Scholarship

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50 per cent tuition fee reduction All female candidates. 3 March 2016

University of Cambridge scholarships

The University of Cambridge offers a large number of scholarships each year, and outline information is available on the website of the Graduate Admissions website.

Please download and complete the Cambridge Trust 2016/17 application form (.docx) if you wish to apply for a scholarship from one of the Cambridge Trusts (Gates Cambridge Trust, Cambridge Overseas Trust and Cambridge Commonwealth Trust). You will then be considered for all the awards offered by the Cambridge Trusts for which you are eligible. Further information is available at Gates Cambridge Scholarships and Cambridge Trusts.

Please note that the deadline for applying for Cambridge Trusts scholarships is early in the admissions cycle and it is therefore essential that you apply to the MBA/MFin early if you wish to be considered for these scholarships.

The Trusts' deadline for new US applicants is 14 October 2015, and the deadline for non-US applicants (and US applicants currently studying at Cambridge) is 2 December 2015.

Applications for the Cambridge Trusts scholarships can only be made at the same time or after submitting your MBA/MFin application.

External scholarships

Please note that this list is not exhaustive and we recommend that you research whether organisations in your country provide scholarships or loans for those studying an MFin. While we aim to ensure the utmost accuracy, these scholarships are not administered by Cambridge Judge Business School, so you must contact the organisations directly for more detailed information:

Scholarship Amount Eligibility Find out more
Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) International Scholarships Tuition and living expenses. Half of the scholarship is considered a loan. Candidates from the affiliate countries who are preferably under 30 years of age and have some finance work experience. Find out more
British Council Scholarships Varies Candidates from approximately 160 countries are eligible to apply. Find out more
British Marshall Scholarships Tuition fees, various living expenses, airfares to and from the US US citizens who are graduates of US universities and graduated with a GPA of 3.7 or above after April 2013. Find out more or email
Chevening Scholarships Varies from part to full funding Available in over 150 countries. Administered by the Chevening Scholarship Secretariat. Find out more
Colfuturo Scholarship/Loan Up to US$25,000 Colombian citizens over 25 years of age who must be bilingual and have at least one year of work experience. Candidates must return to Colombia within one year of finishing their programmes in order to qualify for a scholarship comprising a 50% waiver of the loan. Find out more
Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) Tuition fees and various expenses Commonwealth citizens and British protected persons permanently resident in any Commonwealth country other than the UK who are under 35 years of age. Applications should be made through Cambridge Trusts. Find out more
Entente Cordiale Scholarships Approximately £10,000 French nationals (or those who have completed their education in France) under 35 years of age. Find out more
The Fulbright Commission Postgraduate Award Tuition and maintenance Awards for US citizens to study in UK. Find out more
General Sir Monash Awards AU$50,000 Australian citizens Find out more or email
Jean Monet Scholarship Programme Varies Turkish citizens. Find out more or email
Luys Foundation Maximum of 50% of tuition fees, living expenses, maintenance and travel costs Applicants must be citizens of Armenia or of Armenian Descent. Find out more or email
O'Reilly Foundation Scholarships EUR 25,400 Residents of Ireland with a potential and desire to make a significant contribution to the future of Ireland. Find out more or email
Yayasan Khazanah Scholarships Full scholarships Malaysian Citizens under 40 years of age who have obtained a minimum of a Second Class (Upper) Degree (Hons). Find out more or email
SIM-You Poh Seng Scholarship Up to SGD 100,000 for tuition fees and study allowance. Singaporeans with a 2:1 or above and strong leadership skills. Find out more
Rotary International Global Grants Up to US$30,000 Citizens of countries in which there are Rotary Clubs. Find out more

Why the Cambridge MFin?

The Cambridge MFin focuses on the theory and practice of finance, drawing upon the University of Cambridge's long heritage of excellence in teaching and research. We are one of only a few Master of Finance programmes in which 100% of the class has existing work experience in finance.

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MFin alumna talks about her experience of the programme

Cambridge MFin alumna and Executive Director, Marwa Hammam, talks about her experience of the programme and its evolution over the last five years.

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