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If you wish to be considered for funding you must submit your application by 6 December


Please look at the finance overview for the costs you will incur for this course.

There are many funding opportunities at Cambridge from a wide variety of sources including the Cambridge Trust, Gates Cambridge, Colleges, Departments, Research Councils and central University funds.
Applicants might also find the Cambridge Funding Search helpful.

Doctoral Training Centre Economic & Social Research Council Studentships (ESRC)

Doctoral Training Centre Economic & Social Research Council Studentships (ESRC)

The Faculty of Economics is pleased to participate in a new ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership at the University of Cambridge. A range of studentships are available across the social sciences at Cambridge; if you are interested in how society works and how it can handle global challenges, a DTP studentship will give you a world-class training programme, with access to leading international scholars both at Cambridge and other DTPs, and a wide community of fellow social scientists.

You can find out more about ESRC DTP studentships here:

Gates Cambridge Trust

Course Requirements

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are designed to support students of outstanding academic merit and leadership potential from every country of the world except the UK. Preference will be given to those judged particularly committed to serving their communities, and students from the USA will be considered first.

Full details and application deadlines can be found in the  Graduate Admissions Prospectus or on their website.

Cambridge Trust

Course Requirements

Full details of Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust  awards and application deadlines can be found in the Graduate Admissions Prospectus or on their website.

Faculty Bursaries

Course Requirements

A number of Faculty Bursaries of £10,000 will be awarded each year to outstanding applicants for the MPhil in Economic Research who have been nominated highly by the Faculty for funding. There is no requirement for a separate application, as all applicants will automatically be considered. Successful applicants will be notified in June.


Course Requirements

Students may be eligible for College Studentships. See Graduate Admissions Prospectus.

Trinity College offers TCA Bursaries in Economics and Finance. TCA Bursaries are funded by donations made by alumni of the College through the Trinity in the City Association.

Also the Schilt Studentship for citizens of the US proposing to study for a graduate degree in Economics.