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Scholarships & funding

There are a range of scholarships available to Cambridge MBA students, from Cambridge Judge Business School bursaries and University of Cambridge and College scholarships, to externally funded awards.

If you require financial assistance with fees through scholarships, it's essential to apply for the Cambridge MBA early. Please note that many University scholarships' application deadlines are as early as October for many applicants. 

All scholarships and bursaries are awarded before the start of the academic year. There are no funds that can be awarded after the School year has started, and candidates should not make financial plans assuming that they will receive funds after they have started the programme.

The University of Cambridge offers a range of scholarships each year, and most of these can be viewed via the University's funding search tool.

Two of the major funding bodies at Cambridge that consider applicants for the MBA and MFin degrees are:

If you are interested in applying for these awards you should first visit the websites above, which contain full information. You can apply for both of these funding opportunities using the shared application form - Gates Cambridge and Trust application form 2017/18. You will then be considered for all the awards offered for which you are eligible.

All scholarships are awarded before the start of the academic year. There are no funds that can be awarded after the academic year has started, and candidates should not make financial plans assuming that they will receive funds after they have started the programme.

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

Deadlines for the funding opportunities above for 2017/18 entry are available from the University's deadline funding page. In summary:

  • US citizens based in the USA must apply by 14 October 2016
  • All other eligible candidates must apply by 7 December 2016

Candidates must apply to the Cambridge MBA/MFin and for the specific scholarship separately.

A number of organisations fund students to undertake MBAs. Although we have listed some organisations here which have funded our MBA students in the past, no list is ever exhaustive and we recommend that you research whether organisations in your country provide scholarships or loans for those studying an MBA. All scholarships and bursaries are awarded before the start of the academic year. There are no funds that can be awarded after the School year has started, and candidates should not make financial plans assuming that they will receive funds after they have started the programme. These scholarships are not administered by Cambridge Judge Business School, so you must contact these organisations directly:

Scholarship Amount Eligibility Deadline
Aga Khan Foundation

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50% grant, 50% loan Students from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar, France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada under 30 years of age 31 Mar
British Council Scholarships

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Varies Candidates from approximately 160 countries. Varies
Cambridge Society Bombay Scholarships

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Up to Indian rupees 250,000 Candidates domiciled in the Indian states of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa who have secured admission at a college at the University of Cambridge for undergraduate, postgraduate or short duration courses. To apply for the scholarship, please provide information pertaining to your academic career in India, extracurricular activities and proof of admission. The selection process will also be based on personal interviews. Varies
Chevening Scholarships

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Varies from part to full funding Applicants must be resident in their home country at the time of their application, and must return to that country on completion of the programme. Varies from country to country
Colfuturo Scholarship/Loan

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Up to US$25,000 Colombians, who 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. May
Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)

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Tuition fees and various expenses Commonwealth citizens and British protected persons permanently resident in any Commonwealth country other than the United Kingdom who are under 35 years of age. December
CONACYT Scholarship

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Tuition fees and living expenses This award provides part funding for tuition fees and living expenses and is for Mexicans. Varies
Fundação Estudar

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Varies Brazilians with the potential to become leaders in their areas of expertise and help in the growth of the country. March
General Sir Monash Awards

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AU$50,000 Australians. August
Global-Asia Management Programme

Contact Clare Cheng at the Singapore Economic Development Board (EBD) to find out more
Tuition fees and a monthly living allowance Singapore citizens with the potential to become future leaders and partners in top companies, who are willing to complete an internship as well as a two-year service commitment with one of EBD's partner companies. TBC
Japan-IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) Scholarship

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Full tuition and living expenses Citizens of the Japan-IDB's 26 borrowing member countries (in Latin America and the Caribbean) who have two years' work experience in a public agency or research/teaching organisation. May
Jean Monet - Entente Cordiale Scholarships

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Up to £10,000 Young French people who are aiming at a top management career. April
Khazanah Cambridge Scholarship

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Full tuition, living expenses, return air passage and other allowances Malaysian citizens who are aiming at a top management career. February
Luys Foundation

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Maximum of 50% of tuition fees, living expenses, maintenance and travel costs Applicants must be citizens of Armenia or of Armenian Descent.  
Maxis Scholarship for Excellence

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Full tuition fees and living expenses Malaysian citizens under 30 years of age. Rolling until awarded
O'Reilly Foundation Scholarships

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EUR 25,000 Residents of Ireland with a willingness to contribute to Ireland's welfare post-MBA. November
Rotary International Global Grants

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Up to US$30,000 citizens of countries in which there are Rotary Clubs. Varies from country to country - between March and July
Sampoerna Foundation MBA Scholarships

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Full funding Indonesians January
SIM-You Poh Seng Scholarship

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Up to SGD 100,000 for tuition fees and study allowance Singaporeans. May
USA-UK Fulbright Scholarship

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Tuition and maintenance Must be US citizens and have a genuine desire to learn more about the United Kingdom and share with British citizens aspects of American culture October

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