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2019-2020 Cambridge International Scholarships Scheme

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2019-2020 Cambridge International Scholarships Scheme: The Cambridge Trust is proposing, on behalf of the university, the Cambridge International Scholarships to complete a Ph.D. program for the 2019-2020 academic year. International students can participate in these scholarships.

2019-2020 Cambridge International Scholarships Scheme

The objective of the Cambridge International Scholarships is to ensure that the top 250 students, regardless of their nationality, receive full financial support to pursue their Ph.D. studies.

Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust was established on August 1, 2013, following the merger of Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and Cambridge Overseas Trust. These were created in the 1980s by the University of Cambridge as charitable organizations to financially assist international students enrolled in Cambridge programs.

Currently, trust is the largest donor for international students in Cambridge. He works with partners around the world to help students of exceptional quality through various scholarship programs.

2019-2020 Cambridge International Scholarships Scheme Description:

  • Application Deadline: There will be two general course deadlines of December 5, 2018, and January 3, 2019.
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue research programme leading to the Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in all available research courses at the University of Cambridge.
  • Scholarship Award: Total financial support to undertake research leading to a Ph.D. Scholarships pay the costs of university composition and a sufficient maintenance allowance for one person. In order to maximize the number of scholarships awarded, the Trust will encourage, where applicable, the winners of the Vice Chancellor and Cambridge International Scholarship Scholarships at full-cost fellowships with UK research councils, partner organizations, departments and or colleges, which are: willing to provide the full amount or a portion of the cost of the scholarship. When a portion of the cost of a scholarship is available, the trust will cover the balance.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not available
  • Nationality: International students
  • Scholarship can be taken in the United Kingdom
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Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: International students are eligible for these scholarships.
  • Entrance Requirements: These are guidelines on eligibility for scholarships
    • All students, irrespective of nationality, are eligible to be considered for funding by the Trust.


    • The Trust will not accept applications from undergraduate students at Cambridge unless they apply for post-graduate funding.

    Degree level

    • Applicants must be intending to start a course at the level of undergraduate (excluding UK/EU applicants), Masters (such as MPhil, MASt, LLM), or research postgraduate (such as Ph.D.).
    • Please note that the Trust does not offer many scholarships to students on undergraduate courses, and has many more scholarship programmes available to postgraduate students.  Approximately 85% of the scholarships awarded each year are to students taking Masters or Ph.D. degrees.
    • The Trust will not normally support students at a degree level that is the same as, or lower than, a degree they already hold, with two exceptions – we will consider an application from a student who is required to take a second Masters degree at Cambridge in order to gain admission to the Ph.D. here, or from an international (non-EU) student who is proposing to study as an affiliated student at Cambridge for a second BA degree.
    • The Trust does not have scholarships available for post-doctoral positions, or for visiting or exchange students.
    • The Trust does not have scholarships available for part-time postgraduate degrees, and part-time undergraduate study is not available at the University of Cambridge.
  • English Language Requirements:  Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
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2019-2020 Cambridge International Scholarships Scheme Application Procedure:

How to Apply: All applicants must submit the Graduate Application Form by checking the box to apply Cambridge Trust and complete sections B3 (Cambridge Trust Personal Information) and B4 (Cambridge Trust Financial Information). All students must be admitted through the normal application process at the University of Cambridge. Trust plays no role in the admission of applicants to university and is unable to influence an applicant’s chances of offering a place.

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