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Faculty of Economics



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

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.

Course Requirements

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.

CERF PhD Studentship Scheme

For the fifth year, Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance is offering a CERF PhD Studentship Scheme. Applications are invited for doctoral funding starting in October 2017. Funding is for up to 3 years and includes university and college fees and an allowance for accommodation and living expenses.

The scheme is open to PhD students who do research into all aspects of finance, financial institutions, and financial markets, and their relationship with the performance of the economy. Incoming doctoral students or students who are in the first year of their PhD can apply for funding. Funding is for a 3 year period (no money is given retrospectively for the time already spent in the PhD programme).

Applicants for a CERF PhD Studentship Scheme have to be nominated by their PhD supervisor. Applications can be submitted by filling in the Studentship Scheme Application Form and applications must be received by CERF by 9 February 2017 (if you require the form in an alternative format or a hard copy, please contact

Reference letters must be sent to  by 16 February 2017. The applications will be considered by a selection committee. Applicants will be informed about the outcome by the end of February 2017.

The recipient of a CERF PhD Studentship will be expected to report on his/her research progress and actively to engage with CERF by attending relevant seminars, and by giving the occasional research presentation. The CERF scholar may also be required to provide very occasional assistance, including providing support during events organized by CERF. The CERF scholar may be given office space in the CERF premises (subject to availability), and he/she will be given the opportunity to interact with other researchers linked to CERF.

Any queries regarding the CERF PhD Studentship Scheme should be addressed to

PhD - Finance - CERF PhD Studentship Scheme


Course Requirements

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

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

Ajit Singh Cambridge-INET Studentship

Queens’ College and the Cambridge-INET Institute are pleased to offer a 3-year doctoral studentship, which can be extended to a 4th year. The studentship is £6,000 per year, which will be reduced to £3,000 per year if the successful candidate is already fully funded from other sources. The studentship is open to applicants for the PhD in Economics. In order to be considered for the studentship, the candidate has to indicate Queens’ College as their first choice college in the application. All candidates who have been successfully admitted to the PhD programme and who put Queens’ as the first choice college will be considered. The successful candidate may be required to supervise undergraduate students at Queens’ for up to 40 hours per year. The supervisions will be paid separately.

Course Requirements