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 deadlines for applying for funding from the Cambridge Trust are:
- 3 December 2020 for the Master of Research (MRes)
- 3 December 2020 for all MPhil programmes
- 7 January 2021 for the PhD
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:
- 14 October 2020 for US citizens
- 3 December 2020 for citizens from all other countries
ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership
Cambridge Judge Business School is pleased to participate in a new 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.