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The University operates a Graduate Funding Competition which co-ordinates funding from a wide variety of sources including the Cambridge Trust, Gates Cambridge, ESRC Research Council, and some funding from colleges and other University funds. There are also additional funding competitions outside of the Graduate Funding Competition for which additional applications may be required. Use the Funding Search to find more information on University funding opportunities.

Please check the funding bodies’ deadlines if you intend to apply for funding, as you may have to apply earlier than if you were funding your study yourself.

Please see the Postgraduate Admissions’ Funding webpages for more information on funding deadlines and how to apply.

The Cambridge Trust

The Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust provides supports for a large number of home, EU and international students. Applicants wish to be considered for a scholarship from the Trust must complete the funding section of the online application form (via the Applicant Portal) and give details of the scholarships for which they would like to be considered.

The University is proud to be associated with the Cambridge Trusts, which provide support for a large number of Overseas and EU students:

The deadline for applying for funding from the Cambridge Trust is 1 December 2022, 23:59 GMT.

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Cambridge Gates Scholarships are awarded to applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree. Applicants who wish to be considered for a Gates scholarship must select Gates in the funding section of the application form, submit a personal statement and provide a personal reference (all via the Applicant Portal).

The deadlines for applying for a Gates Scholarship are:

  • 12 October 2022, 23:59 GMT for US citizens 
  • 1 December 2022, 23:59 GMT for citizens from all other countries

ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership

Cambridge Judge Business School is pleased to participate in an ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) at the University of Cambridge. Students who have been offered a place on the MPhil in Finance, the MPhil in Strategy, Marketing & Operations or the MPhil in Innovation, Strategy & Organisation are eligible.

A range of ESRC DTP 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.

Bursaries for UK students at Cambridge Judge Business School

A limited number of bursaries are available to eligible (UK) students only who have been offered a place on the MPhil in Management, the MPhil in Finance or the MPhil in Technology Policy. Applicants will automatically be considered for these bursaries upon application to the programme.

A number of organisations fund students to undertake masters degrees and PhDs. Although we have listed some organisations here no list is ever exhaustive and we recommend that you research whether organisations in your country provide scholarships. 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:



British Council Scholarships

Candidates from approximately 160 countries.

Chevening Scholarships

Applicants must have two years’ work experience, be resident in their home country at the time of their application, and must return to that country on completion of the programme for at least two years.

Colfuturo Scholarship/Loan

Colombian citizens. Must return to Colombia and remain in the country for three to five years in order to qualify for a scholarship comprising a 50% waiver of the loan.

Commonwealth Scholarships

See website for details on scholarships available and eligibility criteria.

1st Formations Business Scholarships

Anyone currently studying for a business-related degree at an officially recognised UK institution and with a desire to run their own business. Eligible CJBS MPhils: the MPhil in Management and the MPhil in Technology Policy.

The Fulbright Commission Postgraduate Student Award

US citizens applying to study in the UK (must not currently reside in the UK).

John Monash Scholarships

Australian citizens. See website for details.

Karim Ride Said Foundation (KRSF)

Candidates must be Syrian, Palestinian, Lebanese or Jordanian. Priority is given to those who have work experience and to those who can demonstrate their studies will benefit their field of work on return to the Middle East.

Marshall Scholarships

US citizens who are graduates of US universities with a GPA of no less than 3.7, who have not studied for nor hold a degree-equivalent qualification from a British university, nor GCSE or A-levels taken at a school in the UK.

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships

Citizens of countries in which there are Rotary Clubs.