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 forty-year history of offering scholarships at the University of Cambridge, the Trust has awarded a total of more than 20,000 scholarships to students from around the world.
Trust awards of full-cost scholarships are offered to selected students at PhD, Masters and undergraduate level, in all subjects and at all 31 Colleges of the University of Cambridge.
Type: Undergraduate, Masters, PhD
Application Deadline: January 4, 2024
Number of Awards: 500
Value of Award: Full Scholarship;
- Tuition fee
- Other Allowances
Eligible Field of Study: Tourism, Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Science, Agricultural Science, Anthropology, Archaeology and Ancient History, Architecture and Design, Artificial Intelligence, Arts and Culture, Astrophysics, Banking and Finance, Biological Sciences, Biology, Biomedical Science, Building Technology, Business and Economics, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Criminology, Data Science, Dentistry, Ecology, Economics, Education, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science, Epidemiology, Food science Technology, Forestry, French, Geography, Geosciences, Health Science, History, History of Art and Film, Horticulture, Hospitality and Management, Human Kinetics, Human Resources, Humanities, IT, Journalism, Journalism, Law,Library, Library and Information Science, Linguistics, Literature, Machine Learning, Management, Marine Science, Marketing, Material Engineering, Material Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media, Medicine, Microbiology, Modern Languages, Museum Studies, Music, Neurobiology, Neuroscience, Nursing, Nutrition, Office Technology Management, Peace and Conflict, Pharmaceutical Science, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Political Science, Politics and International Relations, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, Real Estate, Science, Social Science, Social Welfare, Social work, Sociology, Software Engineering, Soil Science, Space Science, Special Education, Sport Science, Sustainable Development, Theology, Transportation Science, Urban Planning, Wild-life management and Zoology
Eligible Countries: All Countries
Eligibility: Applicants must be intending to start a course at the level of:
- Undergraduate (excluding UK applicants)
- Masters (such as MPhil, MASt, LLM)
- Research postgraduate (such as PhD)
The Trust does not offer full-cost scholarships for MBA or MFin programmes. The Trust will consider co-funding students on MBA and MFin programmes who are nominated to us by funding partners (who may have their own procedures for applying).
The Trust is unable to offer scholarships for part-time MSt courses at any Department within the University. Please note, MSt courses are not the same as MASt courses.
Please note that the Trust does not offer many scholarships to students on undergraduate courses, and has many more scholarship programmes available to postgraduate students. Approximately 85% of the scholarships awarded each year are to students taking Masters or PhD degrees.
The Trust will not normally support students at a degree level that is the same as, or lower than, a degree they already hold, with two exceptions – we will consider an application from a student who is required to take a second Masters degree at Cambridge in order to gain admission to the PhD here, or from an international student who is proposing to study as an affiliated student at Cambridge for a second BA degree.
The Trust does not have scholarships available for post-doctoral positions, or for visiting or exchange students.
Most students register for full-time study, but, in the interests of widening participation, the Trust is able to consider applications from students for part-time study where such courses are offered by the University.
How To Apply:
All students must be admitted to the University of Cambridge through the normal application procedures. The Trust plays no role in the admission of applicants to the University, and is not able to influence the chances of an applicant being offered a place.
The University sets minimum standards – check the requirements for undergraduates and for postgraduates.
Also check the information on application deadlines for undergraduates and postgraduates.
Applicants are encouraged to meet the entry requirements of the University as early as possible, including (if necessary) the completion of an English language test. This will help to prevent the Trust from offering valuable scholarships to students who are ultimately unable to take up their places at Cambridge.
Please also read the Trust’s Information for undergraduate applicants or Information for postgraduate applicants.