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 (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.

It may be possible for Overseas students to 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). Please visit the website where more information will be made available. In the meantime please select the box on the application form to indicate that you wish to be considered for postgraduate funding competitions in general and under Research Councils please select Arts and Humanities Research Council and complete the supplementary questions form.


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