The University of Cambridge is a collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England. Founded in 1209 and granted a royal charter by King Henry III in 1231, Cambridge is the second-oldest English-speaking world and the world’s fourth-oldest surviving university.
The Cambridge international scholarship is offered to graduate students to pursue PhD degrees at the University of Cambridge UK. 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.
Deadline: 6th December 2017
Country of Study: University of Cambridge/ UK
Course Level: Ph.D.
Study Subjects: Courses offered by the University
To be eligible to receive a Cambridge International Scholarship, students must:
- be liable to pay the Overseas University Composition Fee (i.e. be assessed as ‘Overseas’ for Fee Status purposes).
- 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.
- be engaged in full-time study.
- 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 to this list are academic qualifications, references and research potential. The financial situation of applicants does not affect the selection of scholarship winners.
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 Ph.D. (including CPGS), that starts in the next academical year.
All candidates should submit the Graduate Application Form, ticking the box to apply to the Cambridge Trust and completing Sections B3 (Cambridge Trust Personal Statement) and B4 (Financial Details for the Cambridge Trust).
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Sponsors: Cambridge Trusts
Notes: It is a condition that successful candidates must meet all their outstanding conditions for admission to the University in order to receive CISS funding.