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Scholarships & bursaries

The PhD programme is ESRC-recognised. 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 PhD admissions deadline of 4 January 2018 and ticking the ESRC box. Home and EU applicants are eligible.

Please refer to the Cambridge Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) 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 deadline of 4 January 2017, 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. Although we have listed some of these below, 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.

Scholarship Eligibility
British Council Scholarships

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Candidates from approximately 160 countries.
Chevening Scholarships

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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.
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships

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Citizens of countries in which there are Rotary Clubs.
Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)

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Commonwealth citizens and British protected persons permanently resident in any Commonwealth country other than the UK who are under 35 years of age.
Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP)

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Residents or resident nationals of the following countries: Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, and Vietnam.
The Fulbright Commission Traditional Postgraduate Award

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US citizens applying to study in the UK.
British Marshall Scholarships

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US citizens who are graduates of US universities and graduated after April 2006.
Colfuturo Scholarship/Loan

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Colombian citizens over 25 years of age who must be bilingual and have at least one year of work experience. Candidates must return to Colombia within one year of finishing their programmes in order to qualify for a scholarship comprising a 50 per cent waiver of the loan.
Japan-IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) Scholarship

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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 and are under 40 years of age.
General Sir Monash Awards

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Australian citizens.
Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) Fellowships

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Candidates from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50 per cent grant/50 per cent loan basis.
Karim Ride Said Foundation (KRSF)

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Candidates under 40 years of age, who must be Iraqi, Jordanian, Lebanese, Syrian or Palestinian, and have at least two years' work experience. Only available for the first year of your PhD.
Jean Monet - Entente Cordiale Scholarships

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French nationals, or those who have completed their education in France, who are under 35 years of age. Only available for one year of your PhD programme.
O'Reilly Foundation Scholarships

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Residents of Ireland with a potential and desire to make a significant contribution to the future of Ireland.
Noon Educational Foundation

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Citizens of Pakistan who have not previously studied at a Western university, and who will return to Pakistan following their studies.