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PhD Funding

The department funds a large number of PhD studentships through research council and industry funded routes. We also support over 25 or more exceptional postgraduate applications through the Postgraduate Funding Competition each year. The Gates Scholarships which is open to international applicants provides full-funding. We recruit around 80 PhD students each year.

Other scholarships for international applicants (both full and part funding) are provided by colleges and the Cambridge Trust. Please check their funding websites for more information.

There are a number of external Commonwealth Scholarships which provides the main UK government schoalrship scheme led by international development objectives. If you are eligible and require an early offer in order to apply, please contact us directly to infom us. 

In addition to the University fees, living expenses are also required in the form of maintenance. Fully-funded PhD awards from research councils, industry and scholarships usually cover fees as well as maintenance. However, this can depend on your fee status and source of funding.