Scholarships and prizes

Graduate Scholarships

Fitzwilliam College offers two fully-funded PhD Studentship and two fully-funded Masters Studentships, as well as several part-cost Scholarships.  

Academic merit is the main criteria for all scholarships, other criteria may apply to individual awards.  Fitzwilliam welcomes applications from all outstanding students, and unless specifically stated this is regardless of nationality

Where the closing date for College Scholarship application is 31 March, we recommend that the University Application is submitted by 4th January, to give enough time for processing and the University to make their offer.  All Scholarships start in October.

The College also has travel funding and maintenance bursaries, full details of which are on the 'Fees and Funding' pages.


SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MASTERS DEGREES


THE HONG LEONG - LEE KUAN YEW MASTERS SCHOLARSHIP (one-year courses starting in Michaelmas only)

Value: Fully-funded (fees and maintenance).

-Includes all full-time one year Masters courses, with the exception of MBA, MFin and PGCE

Details: Applicants are also required to apply for available match-funding schemes within the University and their Department.

More information, including specific criteria for eligibility, on the Scholarship.

Apply online before 7 December 2018 for 2019 entry. Shortlisted candidates will be notified in February with interviews to be held (in person, or via Skype) in early March.


FITZWILLIAM MASTERS STUDENTSHIP (one-year courses starting in Michaelmas only)

Value: Fully-funded (fees and maintenance).

Criteria:

-Fitzwilliam must be the applicant's first choice on the University application form.

-Includes all full-time one year Masters courses, with the exception of MBA, MFin and PGCE

-Applicants must have an offer of a place on the course, and also of Fitzwilliam College membership, by the closing date. We recommend that the University application is submitted by 4th January, to give time for it to be processed and an offer to be made by the end of March.

Apply online before 31 March. Interviews will be late April, results available by the end of May.


FITZWILLIAM COLLEGE CHARLTON PART-COST STUDENTSHIPS (one-year courses only)

Value: Varies - up to £9000. 

Criteria:

-Fitzwilliam must be the applicant's first choice on the University application form

-Includes all full-time one year Masters courses, with the exception of MBA, MFin and PGCE

Apply online before 31 March.  Application for the Masters Studentship gives automatic consideration for the Charlton Part-Cost Studentships. Interviews will be late April, results available by the end of May.


PETER WILSON ESTATES GAZETTE SCHOLARSHIPS

Value: 4 x £3000 awards..

Details: MPhil only - all courses offered by the Department of Land Economy. One of the Scholarships will be prioritised for a Fitzwilliam undergraduate student who is applying for MPhil in Cambridge. Applicants must have an offer of a place on the course, and also of Fitzwilliam College membership, by the closing date.

Apply online before 31 March. Results available first week in July. 


ROBERT LETHBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIP IN MODERN LANGUAGES

Value: One award of £1250/year.

Details: MPhil only - all courses offered by the MML Faculty.  Applicants must have an offer of a place on the course, and also of Fitzwilliam College membership, by the closing date.

 Apply online before 31 March. Results available first week of July. 


FITZWILLIAM SOCIETY JRW ALEXANDER LAW BOOK GRANTS

Value: £100.

Details: All students starting the LLM or MCL course at Fitzwilliam receive a Law Book grant in the form of book tokens.

Application: No application is necessary.


SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PHD


THE STAN GOLD PHD STUDENTSHIP - for PhD research related to public policy

Value: Fully-funded (fees and maintenance)

Details:

  • The studentship will support a doctoral candidate whose research will explore a topic integrally related to the study of public policy.  
  • Applicants are required to apply for available match-funding schemes within the University and their Department.
  • Applicants may apply to any of the University's colleges as their first choice college. The awardee will be required to transfer college membership to Fitzwilliam College before the start of their course.
  • Deadline - 4 January 2019 (24:00 hours).
  • Additional deadlines - applicants must also have submitted their application to the University of Cambridge for a place on the course, by the funding deadline. Funding deadlines are course specific - either 5 December 2018 or 3 January 2019 - https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/funding

Apply Online - Shortlisted candidates will be notified in February with interviews to be held (in person, or via Skype) in early March.

To complete the application you will also need to include additional information. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Include your University application number. This number will be available the day after the University application is submitted
  • Send a PDF copy of your University application form to grad.scholarships@fitz.cam.ac.uk


THE KUOK FAMILY - LEE KUAN YEW PhD SCHOLARSHIP (three years starting in Michaelmas only)

Value: Fully-funded (fees and maintenance).

Details: The scheme guarantees a full funding package for the successful student, for three years, subject to annual review. Applicants are required to apply for available match-funding schemes within the University and their Department.

More information, including specific criteria for eligibility, on the Scholarship.

Apply online before 7 December 2018 for 2019 entry. Shortlisted candidates will be notified in February with interviews to be held (in person, or via Skype) in early March.


LEATHERSELLERS' GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

Value: £3,500/year.

Details :

  • Home graduates from a British University.
  • PhD (including PhD probationary) students in years 1-3 years
  • Physical or Biological Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics subjects.

Apply online before 13 June. Results available first week of July.  


COLLEGE GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP#

Value: £1,250/year.

Details: Arts students may be preferred. PhD (including PhD probationary) students only. 1-3 years, yearly re-application required. The results will be available in mid-November. This scholarship may not be used towards the financial undertaking required for admission to the course.

Apply Online Deadline is 31 August at 24:00 hours  


E D DAVIES SCHOLARSHIP#

Value: £1,250/year.http://www.fitz.cam.ac.uk/onlineforms/view.php?id=5969

Details: PhD (including PhD probationary) students only. 1-3 years, yearly re-application required. Three scholarships available. The results will be available in mid-November. This scholarship may not be used towards the financial undertaking required for admission to the course.

Apply Online.  Deadline is 31 August at 24:00 hours  

# One application applies for both College Graduate and ED Davies at the same time.


GIBSON SCHOLARSHIP*

Value: £1,000/year.    

Details: Intention to work towards a doctorate in New Testament Studies required. Students naming Fitzwilliam as first choice preferred. 1-3 years.The results will be available in mid-November. This scholarship may not be used towards the financial undertaking required for admission to the course.

Apply online.  Deadline is 31 August at 24:00 hours


HIRST-PLAYER SCHOLARSHIP*

Value: £2,000 maximum.    

Details: Students needing assistance with fees, who would otherwise be unable to study at Cambridge, eligible only. Intention to take Holy Orders in a Christian Church preferred. 1-2 years. The results will be available in mid-November. This scholarship may not be used towards the financial undertaking required for admission to the course.

Apply online.  Deadline is 31 August at 24:00 hours


SHIPLEY SCHOLARSHIP*

Value: £1,250.    

Details: Intention to undertake research in the Faculty of Divinity required. Exceptionally, research on a theological topic in another faculty also accepted. One year only. The results will be available in mid-November. This scholarship may not be used towards the financial undertaking required for admission to the course.

Apply online.  Deadline is 31 August at 24:00 hours

* One application will cover Gibson, Hirst Player and Shipley scholarships.

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