PhD scholarships & bursaries

CJBS PhD students having a chat on the front lawn

Cambridge Judge Business School is pleased to participate in an ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) at the University of Cambridge. A range of studentships are available across the social sciences at Cambridge; if you are interested in how society works and how it can handle global challenges, an ESRC DTP studentship will give you a world-class training programme, with access to leading international scholars both at Cambridge and other DTPs, and a wide community of fellow social scientists.

Each year the programme obtains a number of ESRC Doctoral Training Centre scholarships (three years or one+three years). If you are a PhD applicant, you will be automatically considered for one of these (along with applicants to the MPhil Strategy, Marketing & Operations and MPhil Innovation, Strategy & Organisation programmes) by submitting your online application before the funding deadline of 6 January 2022 and ticking the “Apply for Cambridge Scholarships” box. Home and EU applicants are eligible.

Please refer to the Cambridge ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Social Sciences for more information about benefits for DTC students.

There are many Trust funds within the University (known as “the Cambridge Trusts”, and including Gates scholarships) that provide funding for PhD and MPhil students. Most of these scholarships are only available to students at the start of their programme.

To be automatically considered for most scholarships for which you are eligible, you must submit your application form by the funding deadline of 6 January 2022, stating ‘yes’ in the Funding section of the form.

There are a small number of Cambridge Trust scholarships which require a separate application.

It is a good idea to look on the Cambridge Funding Search database, which contains details of awards available from all departments, faculties, colleges, central offices and other internal sponsors. Cambridge Judge Business School is listed under ‘Technology’. Some of these schemes require a funding application in addition to the graduate application form.

Many Cambridge colleges offer scholarships, bursaries, hardship funding and prizes. Of particular note is the Benavitch Scholarship; thanks to a generous bequest from the late Maurice and Natalie Benavitch, St Catharine’s College offers this scholarship for outstanding PhD candidates in Management. The value of the scholarship is £10,000 per annum for the three years of the PhD programme.

A number of organisations fund students to undertake PhD and MPhil programmes. We recommend having a look at the list of external scholarships relevant to our MPhil programmes, some of which may be relevant. Please note these scholarships are not administered by Cambridge Judge Business School, so please follow the links direct to the organisations’ websites for more information and contact the organisations directly if you have any questions.