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Cambridge Trust 2020-2021 International Scholarships for PhD Students

The university of Cambridge is currently accepting application for the Cambridge Trust 2020-2021 International Scholarships for PhD students. This scholarship will cover full tuition fee and maintenance cost for the duration of the program. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must first have a high second class undergraduate honours degree from a UK Higher Education Institution, or an equivalent from an Overseas Institution. Scroll down to method of application and follow the instructions to apply

The University of Cambridge will offer, via the Cambridge Trusts, approximately 250 Cambridge International Scholarships to Overseas Students who embark on a research course in the next academic year. The awards will be made on a competitive basis to those applicants considered by their departments to be the most outstanding

The award has a maximum duration of three years and is available to all students who will be registered for a three year research programme, leading to the PhD (including CPGS), that starts in the next academical year.

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About Cambridge Trust

The Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust was established on 1 August 2013 from the merger of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and the Cambridge Overseas Trust. These were established as charities by the University of Cambridge in the 1980s in order to provide financial support for international students on degree courses at Cambridge. The Trust awards approximately 500 scholarships annually, and supports between 1,100 and 1,400 students in residence each year from 85 countries across the world. During its history of over 30 years of offering scholarships at the Universi... read more


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Cambridge Trust PhD Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of Cambridge Trust PhD Scholarship

Each award will underwrite the full cost of fees and maintenance for the duration of the course.


Requirements for Cambridge Trust PhD Scholarship Qualification

  1. Be liable to pay the Overseas University Composition Fee (i.e. be assessed as ‘Overseas’ for Fee Status purposes).
  2. Be engaged in a three year research programme leading to the PhD (i.e. will be registered as PhD, “Probationary PhD” or “CPGS”) starting in the next academical year.
  3. Be engaged in full-time study.
  4. Have a high upper-second-class undergraduate honours degree from a UK Higher Education Institution, or an equivalent from an Overseas Institution.

Please note: all students applying for a course of one year duration or less (including LLM, MSt, MBA, MED, Part III Mathematics, MPhil) in the next academic year are not eligible for a CISS award in the next academic year.

Selection Criteria: A University Committee draws up one ranked list of all PhD candidates across all disciplines.  The only factors taken into consideration in agreeing this list are academic qualifications, references and research potential.  The financial situation of applicants does not affect the selection of scholarship winners.


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Application Deadline

December 3, 2019


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Cambridge Trust on apply.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk to apply

All candidates should submit the Graduate Application Form and complete the funding section of the online application form via the Applicant Portal expressing their ‘wish to be considered for funding

For more details, visit Cambridge Trust Website


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