Postgraduate studentships

Master’s Studentships

One J.R. Bellerby Award is intended to support an outstanding student pursuing a Master’s degree in Economics.

This Studentship covers full University fees at the home rate and a maintenance stipend at the UKRI recommended rate.

One Darlington Studentship is intended to support a gifted student from a Somaliland university to undertake a Master’s degree at Cambridge. Undergraduate candidates may be considered. 

This Studentship covers full University fees and provides a maintenance stipend at the UKRI recommended rate. 

One Bauer Studentship is intended to support an outstanding postgraduate student in any subject pursuing a Master’s degree.  

This Studentship covers full University fees at the home rate and a maintenance stipend at the UKRI recommended rate.

The Tammy Chen Studentship is intended to support postgraduate students studying Humanities subjects at Caius. 

This Studentship provides £6,000 worth of top-up funding, normally in conjunction with the Cambridge Trust.

Rita Cavonius Studentship

One Rita Cavonius Studentship is intended to support a Master’s student in Plant Sciences.

This Studentship is intended to cover full University fees and a maintenance stipend at the UKRI recommended rate in conjunction with the Cambridge Trust. If partnership is not possible, a grant of up to £15,000 may be awarded as a contribution towards costs.

Syn Studentships

Mr Mike Syn (1990) has generously donated money to support maintenance costs for Master's students at Caius. Wherever possible, it is preferred that the Studentships be awarded to Caius graduates with particular focus on widening participation. The recipient will be selected by the postgraduate tutors of the College based on Part II examination results.

 

PhD Studentships

One Stanley Elmore Studentship is intended to support an outstanding student pursuing a PhD in the Biomedical Sciences. 

This Studentship is intended to cover full University fees and a maintenance stipend at the UKRI recommended rate. 

Goodhart Fund 

The Goodhart Fund is intended to top-up funding received by a student undertaking a PhD where research is focused on forestry or birds. 

One Caius Engineering Trust Studentship is intended to support an outstanding candidate wishing to pursue doctoral research in Engineering.

This Studentship covers full University fees and a maintenance stipend at the UKRI recommended rate. There is an additional stipend of £1,800 per annum for three and a half years, and research expenses up to a maximum of £1,500 per annum for three years. 

 

Master’s and PhD Studentships

 

W.M. Tapp Studentships are awarded annually for LLM and PhD courses in Law. Applications should be made via the application form on the Tapp webpage and emailed to pg.admissions@cai.cam.ac.uk.

These Studentships tend to cover full University fees and a maintenance stipend at the UKRI recommended rate. 

 

Not available for 2024-25 entry

 

Intended to support students from Malawi but, failing this, the College will use the studentship to fund an international student in any PhD subject.

 

Awarded to candidates for admission to a PhD course, in Zoology, Physiology, or any other subject funded by the BBSRC Doctoral Training Programme. The Shuttleworth Studentship is tenable for up to three years; it normally covers University fees and also includes a maintenance allowance.

 in the Ecology of Monsoonal and Equatorial Asia is offered to a PhD student and is tenable for three years. 

 

External Funding

There are also external funding opportunities for postgraduate study. Some useful resources include:

British Council – Study UK – provides useful information on country specific funding and funding opportunities for international students.

UK Government Postgraduate Masters & Doctoral Loans - The UK Government provides Postgraduate Loans for Masters & PhD students through a scheme administered by Student Finance England. These typically do not cover the cost of full fees and maintenance but are a contribution to your costs.

For further information about external funding, scholarships and loans, please see the .