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The allocation of studentships from the schemes available locally in Cambridge is made on a competitive basis, and students are automatically considered as candidates for any awards for which they are eligible, or which their prospective supervisor has available at his/her disposal. There is no separate application form.

Check your fee status and course costs at:

CamFUNDS (funding database compiled by the Board of Graduate Studies):

UK and EU Residents

1. Research Council Studentships

Most of the funding available to our UK and EU students comes from the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council). There is a variety of funding schemes, but in general, students who are nationals of EU Member States and have worked or studied in the UK for a number of years, are eligible for a full award. Nationals of EU member states who have not spent any significant time in the UK are more likely to qualify for a fees-only award.

2. Industrial Funding

The Department has strong links with industry in the UK and overseas and, on occasion, funding may be available from an industrial organisation, either as a full award, or a supplement to another studentship.

3. CHESS funding (Cambridge Home and EU Scholarship Scheme)

Available for UK and EU students, usually as a part-award.

Overseas Students

Our overseas students are funded from a wide variety of sources, including schemes local to Cambridge (CISS, and the Cambridge Trusts). For information about fees and funding, and the funding search tool see:

Additional funding schemes

There are a number of other smaller funding schemes that are offered by individual Colleges.  You may wish to consult College websites as well as the details below.

Queens' College - The Alexander Crummell Scholarship (for 2021, 2022 and 2023 entry)

The Alexander Crummell Scholarship will offer 13 new postgraduate scholarships, split between MPhil and PhD students at Queens'. These will be for UK domiciled science students. These Scholarships are particularly intended for candidates from disadvantaged backgrounds or those currently under-represented at the University. The Scholarships are open to all students intending to commence a Master's or PhD in a science-based subject.  Please find details of the scholarship on the following link:-