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MSt in Social Innovation fees & financing

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Fees

The combined fee for our two-year MSt in Social Innovation is £33,000 (£16,500 per annum), which includes College membership. This fee applies to students commencing their studies in October 2021 and completing their studies by 2023. The same fee applies to all the MSt in Social Innovation students, irrespective of their nationality.

In addition to this, students need to budget for the cost of travel, accommodation and subsistence during the residential teaching blocks in Cambridge (three residentials of one week each in the first year, and one residential of one week in the second year).

Financing your MSt

Studentships and scholarships

If you have been made an offer of admission to the programme, the MSt in Social Innovation team will instruct you on how to apply for the various studentships and scholarships outlined below.

Applications are accepted after the programme application window has closed on Wednesday 31 March 2021.

The deadline for all studentship/scholarship applications is by midnight on 17 May 2021. All applications are reviewed after this deadline.

The CCSI Studentships

The Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation (CCSI) has made several studentships available to candidates already engaged with the social sector. CCSI welcomes applications from those working at organisations with limited resources, irrespective of nationality or geographical location of the candidate.

The studentships will cover half of the fees (£8,250 payable in 2021/22 and £8,250 payable in 2022/23).

To apply for this funding applicants will be required to submit an expression of interest explaining (in less than 1,000 words):

  • how the Masters programme will benefit her/his organisation (i.e. describe a change project of social innovation nature) or his/her social innovation business idea
  • how the candidate may be able to have an impact beyond her/his own organisation
  • how the candidate will be able to promote the MSt in Social Innovation to future applicants.

Candidates must have received an offer to join the programme in October 2021 before they can be considered for the studentships.

Deadline

For applicants with an offer to start the programme in October 2021 the deadline to apply for these studentships is by 17 May 2021.

The CCSI Studentships for University of Cambridge staff development

A Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation (CCSI) Studentship has been established to encourage and support current members of staff at the University of Cambridge to join the MSt in Social Innovation. The studentship will constitute a 50 per cent fee reduction (£8,250 payable in 2021/22 and £8,250 payable in 2022/23).

To apply for this funding applicants will be required to submit an expression of interest explaining (in less than 1,000 words) how they will be able to lead innovative solutions to pressing social issues by leveraging resources of the University of Cambridge. Candidates may also be required to attend an interview with the MSt in Social Innovation Programme Team.

Candidates must be current employees of the University of Cambridge and have received an offer to join the programme in October 2021 before they can be considered for the studentship.

Deadline

For applicants with an offer to start the programme in October 2021 the deadline to apply for this studentship is 17 May 2021.

The Lucy Cavendish College & CJBS Social Innovation Studentship

A £10,000 award (£5,000 payable in 2021/22 and £5,000 payable in 2022/23) has been made available by Lucy Cavendish in partnership with Cambridge Judge Business School for applicants on the MSt in Social Innovation. Candidates must select Lucy Cavendish as their first College choice. Lucy Cavendish and CJBS welcome applications from any candidate, irrespective of nationality or geographical location.

To apply for this funding applicants will be required to submit an application directly to Cambridge Judge Business School (MSt in Social Innovation):

  • outlining a social innovation idea (or a change project within an organisation) which the programme can help realise
  • explaining how the candidate will be able to play a part in the life of Lucy Cavendish College.

Candidates must have received an offer to join the programme in October 2021 and membership at Lucy Cavendish College before they can be considered for the studentship.

Deadline

For applicants with an offer to start the programme in October 2021, the deadline to apply for this scholarship is 17 May 2021.

The Hughes Hall & CJBS Social Innovation Studentship

A £10,000 award (£5,000 payable in 2021/22 and £5,000 payable in 2022/23) has been made available by Hughes Hall in partnership with Cambridge Judge Business School for applicants on the MSt in Social Innovation. Candidates must select Hughes Hall as their first College choice. Hughes Hall and CJBS welcome applications from any candidate, irrespective of nationality or geographical location.

To apply for this funding applicants will be required to submit an application directly to Hughes Hall:

  • outlining a social innovation business idea (or a change project within an organisation) which the programme can help realise, and
  • explaining how the candidate will be able to play a part in the life of Hughes Hall and its Enterprise Society.

The application form and the further particulars of this studentship can be found at the Hughes Hall website.

Candidates must have received an offer to join the programme in October 2021 and membership at Hughes Hall before they can be considered for the studentship.

Deadline

For applicants with an offer to start the programme in October 2021 the deadline to apply for this studentship is 17 May 2021.

The St Edmund’s College & CJBS Social Innovation Scholarship

A £10,000 award (£5,000 payable in 2021/22 and £5,000 payable in 2022/23) has been made available by St Edmund’s College in partnership with Cambridge Judge Business School for applicants on the MSt in Social Innovation. St Edmund’s and CJBS welcome applications from any candidate, irrespective of nationality or geographical location. Applications are particularly welcomed from social sector practitioners (working at organisations with limited resources, such as NGOs, in particular).

To apply for this funding applicants will be required to submit an application:

  • outlining a social innovation idea (or a change project within an organisation) which the programme can help realise
    explaining how the candidate will be able to play a part in the life of St Edmund’s College.

Candidates must have received an offer to join the programme in October 2021 and membership at St Edmund’s College before they can be considered for the scholarship.
Deadline
For applicants with an offer to start the programme in October 2021 the deadline to apply for these studentships is by 17 May 2021.

The Trinity Hall & CJBS Social Innovation Studentship

A £10,000 award (£5,000 payable in 2021/22 and £5,000 payable in 2022/23) has been made available by Trinity Hall in partnership with Cambridge Judge Business School for applicants on the MSt in Social Innovation. Candidates must select Trinity Hall as their first College choice. Trinity Hall and CJBS welcome applications from any candidate, irrespective of nationality or geographical location.

To apply for this funding applicants will be required to submit an application directly to Cambridge Judge Business School (MSt in Social Innovation):

  • outlining a social innovation idea (or a change project within an organisation) which the programme can help realise
  • explaining how the candidate will be able to play a part in the life of Trinity Hall College.

Candidates must have received an offer to join the programme in October 2021 and membership at Trinity Hall College before they can be considered for the scholarship.

Deadline

For applicants with an offer to start the programme in October 2021, the deadline to apply for this scholarship is 17 May 2021.

The CURUFC & CJBS Social Innovation Studentship

A £10,000 award (£5,000 payable in 2021/22 and £5,000 payable in 2022/23) has been made available by the Cambridge University Rugby Union Football Club (CURUFC) in partnership with Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS). This is open every year to applicants to the MSt in Social Innovation with a high-performance rugby background.

CURUFC and CJBS welcome applications from any candidate with an offer, irrespective of gender or nationality.

To apply for this funding applicants will be required to submit:

  • a summary of the candidate’s rugby playing career/experience
  • a proposal outlining:
    • how the candidate will be able to play a part in the life of CURUFC
    • how the candidate will be able to promote the MSt in Social Innovation to future applicants, including other high-performance rugby players.

Candidates must have received an offer to join the programme before they can be considered for the studentship.

Deadline

For applicants with an offer to start the programme in October 2021 the deadline to apply for this scholarship is 17 May 2021.

Other funding

It might be possible to get funding for postgraduate study through loans, studentships, bursaries and grants for example. You might also consider approaching your employer for financial support which we strongly recommend.

Although the University of Cambridge has a variety of funding schemes administered by offices, departments, faculties, institutions and colleges, please note that most of them are not available to part-time students. We suggest that you search for funding opportunities offered by the University of Cambridge.

UK Government loans

There are opportunities for postgraduate study through loans, studentships, bursaries and grants – or perhaps your employer will fund you.

Visit the UK Government website for further guidance

Lendwise

The Lendwise Loan Programme is available to help you finance the MSt in Social Innovation programme at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Once you have been offered a place on the programme you can apply directly for a loan through Lendwise’s website.

The University of Cambridge is not a lender and is not recommending, endorsing or in any way connected with Lendwise or their products. The University is providing this link for information only and without guarantee of accuracy. We recommend that candidates investigate all financing options available to them, including local options.

Note to current students: in genuine cases of unforeseeable hardship, the programme may be able to support students who have shown a high aptitude for research or study but are unable to progress onto the second year due to unexpected changes in their financial circumstances.