Cambridge International Scholarships, 2016-17, UK

Publish Date: Sep 17, 2015

Deadline: Dec 02, 2015



All scholarships require that you apply to the University of Cambridge via the normal online application form, and most scholarships require that you apply by the relevant deadline.

There are different procedures for applying for undergraduate study (BA and similar) and for postgraduate study (Masters, PhD and similar).


For courses starting in the academic year 2016-17, undergraduate applicants should apply by 15 October 2015.  

International postgraduate applicants should apply by 2 December 2015, and home/EU postgraduate applicants by 6 January 2016.

However, there are some exceptions.  If you are applying for undergraduate study and wish to be interviewed in China, Malaysia or Singapore, the deadline is 20 September 2015.  If you are applying for postgraduate study, check your specific course deadline as some are earlier than 2 December 2015 - for example, the deadline for applications to the LLM is earlier.

More information

Before making an application to the University, research thoroughly your chosen course of study (via the University web site).

Also read the Cambridge Trust’s information about eligibility and the relevant information pages.  Some of the Trust’s scholarships will require you to make an additional application, to the relevant funding partner, so please read carefully the information about individual scholarships for which you may be eligible.


These are guidelines on eligibility for scholarships that are available from the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust:


All students, irrespective of nationality, who are required to pay University fees at the EU or Overseas rate are eligible to be considered for funding by the Trust.


The Trust does not accept applications from students who are part-way through a course at Cambridge, unless they are applying for funding towards a higher degree course following graduation.

To find out more about your fee status, see information on the University's web pages for undergraduates and for postgraduates.

Degree level

Applicants must be intending to start a course at the level of undergraduate (excluding EU applicants), Masters (such as MPhil, MASt, LLM), or research postgraduate (such as PhD).

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 PhD 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 PhD 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.

Undergraduate applicants

The Cambridge Trust offers scholarships for undergraduate students who pay the University composition fee at the overseas rate.  EU undergraduate students should apply to the Newton Trust.

Full information about undergraduate study in Cambridge can be found on the University website.

Most of the Trust's scholarships are part-cost awards which will pay only part of the cost of studying in Cambridge.  Use the scholarship search to find the awards for which you may be eligible.

Postgraduate applicants

The Cambridge Trust is a major source of funding to scholars at Cambridge and offers a number of scholarships for postgraduate students.

Full information about postgraduate study in Cambridge can be found on the University website.

Most of the Trust’s scholarship programmes require you to apply for admission to the University by the relevant funding deadline if you wish to start a course in the 2016-17 academic year:

  • 2 December 2015 for international applicants
  • 6 January 2016 for home and EU applicants

However, if your chosen course has a deadline that is earlier than 2 December 2015, you must apply by the earlier date (for example, the deadline for applying to take the LLM is earlier).

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