Funding for Overseas Postgraduate Students

The Faculty is keen to admit outstanding students from all over the world.

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.

The Cambridge Trusts and Gates Cambridge Trust offer scholarships and part-cost bursaries to students from overseas who have been accepted for admission to the University of Cambridge.

Overseas students may also apply for funding from the Open-Oxford-Cambridge Arts & Humanities Research Council Doctoral Partnership which will cover course fees up to the Home rate and living costs.

Before you arrive you will have to satisfy the Postgraduate Admissions Office that you have sufficient funding for your proposed course. Many overseas students obtain awards from their normal place of residence.

Further details of Costs for postgraduate students are listed in the postgraduate prospectus.

Faculty Awards

The Corpus Christi College and Faculty of English MPhil Studentship

The studentship will consist of the university composition fee (tuition/College fees) at the Home rate plus the standard UKRI-level maintenance award, at the pro-rata rate for the period of an MPhil (9 months). Home and overseas applicants will be considered, but please note that the level of funding available is only available at the home rate. All students who are offered a place to study the MPhil in the Faculty of English and who indicate that they are seeking funding will be considered for the award.

The Judith E Wilson MPhil Studentship at Christ's College and the Faculty of English

The studentship will consist of the university composition fee (tuition/College fees) at the Home 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. Home and overseas applicants will be considered, but please note that the level of funding available is only available at the home rate. All students who are offered a place to study the MPhil in the Faculty of English and who indicate that they are seeking funding will be considered for the award.

Judith E Wilson PhD Studentship

The Judith E Wilson Studentship will be offered for funding towards a PhD for the purpose of furthering the study of literature, especially of literature relating to drama and poetry, with particular emphasis on contemporary practices. The studentship will cover fees and maintenance for a PhD at the University’s home 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.

Faculty of English PhD Centenary Studentship

The Centenary Studentship will be offered for funding towards a PhD in any area of English Literature. The studentship will cover fees and/or maintenance for a PhD at the University’s home 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.