Funding for Home/EU Postgraduate Students

There are a number of awards and grants available to students through the University. Details of all the awards can be found in the Postgraduate Prospectus.

Before you arrive you will have to satisfy the Graduate Admissions Office that you have sufficient funding for your proposed course.

Open-Oxford-Cambridge Arts & Humanities Research Council Doctoral Partnership (OOC AHRC DTP) and Cambridge Trusts

If you wish to be considered for studentships from the OOC AHRC DTP and the Cambridge Trusts you must complete the appropriate section under 'scholarships' on the Graduate Applicant Portal.

If you want to be considered for the OOC AHRC DTP studentships you will also need to complete the Supplementary Questions Form and upload it as an additional document when completing your application through the portal.

The Cambridge Trusts (which includes the Gates Cambridge Trust) offer scholarships and part-cost bursaries to students from the European Union (excluding the United Kingdom) who have been accepted for admission to the University of Cambridge.

If you have any queries please contact Anna Fox.

Further details of Costs and Sources of Funding for graduate students are listed in the graduate prospectus.

Faculty of English MPhil Awards

The Faculty is pleased to be able to offer two fees only MPhil Studentship, funded by the School of Arts and Humanities, for a student starting in October 2021. The studentship will consist of the university composition fee (tuition/College fees) at the Home/EU rate plus the standard UKRI-level maintenance award, at the pro-rata rate for the period of an MPhil (9 months). The successful awardee will be chosen based on academic merit from the pool of applicants across our MPhil programmes. Home/EU and overseas applicants will be considered, but please note that the level of funding available is only available at the Home/EU rate. There is no separate application form to apply for these awards; however, applicants must submit their application for admission via the applicant portal by 7 January 2021.

Judith E Wilson Studentship

The Faculty of English is pleased to announce that the Judith E Wilson Studentship will be offered for funding towards a PhD* from October 2021. The studentship will cover fees and maintenance for a PhD at the University’s home/EU rate. It is tenable for one year and will be renewed for a further two subject to satisfactory progress. All students who are offered a place in the relevant fields for the studentship and who indicate that they are seeking funding will be considered for the award. The award will be made on the basis of the quality of the applicant’s academic record, the research proposal, and any other indications of outstanding academic merit.

*The Judith E Wilson Fund may be applied … for the purpose of furthering the study of literature, especially of literature relating to drama and poetry, with particular emphasis on contemporary practices

Faculty of English Centenary Studentship

The Faculty of English is pleased to announce a Centenary Studentship will be offered to candidates for PhD study from October 2021 in any area of English Literature. The studentship will cover fees and/or maintenance for a PhD at the University’s home/EU rate. It is tenable for one year and will be renewed for a further two subject to satisfactory progress. All students who are offered a place to study a PhD in the Faculty of English and who indicate that they are seeking funding will be considered for the award.

Dame Bertha Phillpotts Bursay in Old Norse and Icelandic Studies

The Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic is pleased to announce the Dame Bertha Phillpotts Bursary. The award is for a student at the University of Cambridge starting an MPhil in 2020 who proposes to conduct research on Old Norse and Icelandic studies. The student will normally be undertaking the MPhil in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic. The award will consist of the university composition fee (tuition/College fees) at the Home/EU rate plus the standard UKRI-level maintenance award, at the pro-rata rate for the period of an MPhil (9 months). The award will be made on the basis of the quality of the applicant’s academic record, the research proposal, and any other indications of outstanding academic merit. Home/EU and overseas applicants will be considered, but please note that the level of funding available is only at the Home/EU rate. There is no separate application form to apply for this award; however, applicants must submit their application for admission via the applicant portal by 7 January 2021.