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Funding

If you wish to be considered for funding you must submit your application by 5 December

 

When considering applying for a course consider the living costs as well as the course fees required during your time here. The finance overview will help you calculate your costs.

There are many funding opportunities at Cambridge from a wide variety of sources including the Cambridge Trust, Gates Cambridge, Colleges, Research Councils and central University funds. Eligibility for the funds can be based on what course you are studying, your country of origin, or other criteria.

The Graduate Admissions Website has detailed information about the funding opportunities. This includes information about eligibility, how to apply and application deadlines.

There is also a funding search tool which will help you identify possibly funding opportunities.

You are also advised to do your own research on other funding sources, including the Colleges. Competition for funding is high so we strongly advise that you apply for as many funding opportunities as possible, to maximise the chance of success.

Below we have highlighted some funds where our students have achieved success in the past but this is not an exhaustive list.

 

Faculty Bursaries


Faculty Bursaries

There are a number of scholarships available to European candidates applying for the MPhil in Finance and Economics.

Candidates who hold offers for a place on the Course, and wish to be considered for a scholarship, should apply by sending a personal statement to Joanna Gathercole (grad-scholarships@econ.cam.ac.uk) explaining what they hope to learn from the Course, and what they hope to do after the Course.

The Faculty reserves the right to consider students who do not apply.

Candidates are advised that the scholarships will provide funds to cover University and College fees only, so candidates will need to secure other sources of funding for maintenance.

Decisions on the award of these scholarships are usually made during July/August.

Gates Cambridge Trust


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 on the Graduate Admissions website or on the Gates Cambridge website.

Cambridge Trust


Cambridge Trust

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

Colleges


College Funding

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

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.