Funding for Overseas Graduate 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 Graduate Prospectus.

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

Before you arrive you will have to satisfy the Graduate 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 and Sources of Funding for graduate students are listed in the graduate prospectus.

School of Arts and Humanities MPhil Award

The Faculty is pleased to be able to offer one full MPhil Studentship, funded by the School of Arts and Humanities, for a student starting in October 2019. 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 3 January 2019.

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 in Drama* from October 2019. 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

Gould MPhil Studentship in English Literature

The Gould Studentship in English Literature is a one-year studentship for students who wish to undertake a Masters Course in English Literature at the University of Cambridge.

Candidates who propose to study English Literature for a MPhil course within another Faculty are also eligible to apply.

Students from any university may apply for the Gould Studentship in English Literature. Eligible candidates must have applied for admission, or already received an offer of admission, to the University of Cambridge for a MPhil course.

On completion of the MPhil course, the student will be eligible to apply for a Trinity Internal Graduate Studentship at Trinity College in order to study for the PhD degree.

The Studentship covers:
1. Graduate Course Fees for a one year course, and
2. Discretionary maintenance allowance

An award will be conditional upon the applicant being accepted by the University’s Graduate Admissions Office for a course in the University.

The successful applicant(s) must become member(s) of Trinity College on taking up the Studentship. Completed application forms and all supporting documents must be submitted through the online application system by 3 January 2019.