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All students who enter the PhD through the MRes receive full funding for their PhD, including their MRes year.

To be considered for admission MRes applicants must apply for any and all funding for which they are eligible. This includes funding from the Cambridge Trust, College funding, Gates Cambridge Scholarships and any external sources of funding.

For 80 per cent of University funding schemes all you need to do is state ‘yes’ in the Funding section of the application form and complete a personal statement for the Gates Scholarship.

Visit our Scholarships & Bursaries page to find out more

Your application form must be submitted by the relevant funding deadline.

With all offers, we guarantee that any shortfall in funding from the University or other sources will be covered by a Cambridge Judge Business School scholarship.

In addition to making up the shortfall, the School increases the maintenance stipend for all MRes and PhD students to the level of a research council stipend.

We also award bursaries over and above the value of the maintenance stipend in the form of CJBS Director’s Scholarships which are awarded to the best PhD/MRes applicants. They are worth £1,000 per annum for the MRes year and three years of PhD.

Research grants

Cambridge Judge Business School also has a generous range of grants available to our MRes and PhD students to support their research. All grant applications need to be approved by your supervisor and sometimes by your PhD Pathway Representative. Applications are normally supported if the course or conference is appropriate and you are making good progress towards academic placement.

MRes students who are confirmed to continue with the PhD and are waiting to begin the PhD are eligible to apply for:

  • a fieldwork and conference allowance of up to £1,000
  • an automatic grant of up to £2,300 (depending on actual expenses incurred and destination) for travel to present at designated high-level conferences.