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Postgraduate scholarships and prizes

The College has competitive scholarships to help fund your course. There are also awards for outstanding academic achievement and impressive contributions to the broader life of the College. This is made possible through the generosity of alumni and other donors.


Competitive scholarships

Fitzwilliam College offers three 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.

    Scholarships for Masters

    Value: One award - Fully-funded (fees and maintenance)

    Eligibility:

    • All full-time one year Masters courses are eligible, with the exception, MBA, MFin, MRes and PGCE.
    • Financially disadvantaged student of Singaporean nationality.
    • 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.

    Financial Criteria for Quantedge Studentship

    Applicants must be:
    1. Singaporean citizens.
    2. Residing, when at home in Singapore, in a Housing & Development Board (HDB) flat.
    3. Recipient and immediate family members staying with the Recipient in the same household must not own any private property in Singapore.
    4. Able to demonstrate either one of the following:
    a. Genuine financial need with a monthly per capita income (“PCI”) of S$2,250 and below. This is computed by dividing the monthly gross household income by the number of family members living in the same household.
    b. Success against adversity, such as by vulnerable socio-economic background, through disability, bereavement, or through being a first-generation undergraduate university student.

    Closing date for applications: This is the University funding deadline for your course.

    How to Apply - tick the box to Opt In to this Studentship on your University Application Form

    Value: One award - Fully-funded (fees and maintenance)

    Eligibility:

    • All full-time one year Masters courses are eligible, with the exception of MBA, MFin, MRes and PGCE
    • All nationalities and fee status
    • There are specific subject area criteria for this Studentship.  More information.
    • 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.

    Closing date for applications: This is the University funding deadline for your course.

    How to Apply - tick the box to Opt In to this Studentship on your University Application Form

    Shortlisted candidates will be notified in February with online interviews to be held in March.

    Value: One award - Fully-funded (fees and maintenance)

    Eligibility:

    • All full-time and part time Masters courses starting Michaelmas Term are eligible, with the exception of MRes, MBA, MFin and PGCE.
    • All nationalities and fee status.
    • Awards are made on academic merit.

    Closing Date: 15 March

    • Applicants must have an offer of a place on the course and membership with Fitzwilliam College  by the closing date (to meet this criteria, we recommend that the University application is submitted by 3 December).
    • It is not possible to transfer Colleges in order to be eligible for this Studentship, but all those who name Fitzwilliam as their first choice, or who are allocated via 2nd choice or random allocation, will be eligible

    Application: All those eligible by the closing date will be automatically considered - no application form required. Interviews are held as part of the Masters Studentship competition.  Results available May.

    Value: Up to five awards at £10,000 each

    Eligibility:

    • All full-time and part time Masters courses starting Michaelmas Term are eligible, with the exception of MRes, MBA, MFin and PGCE.
    • All nationalities and fee status.
    • Awards are made on academic merit.

    Closing Date: 15 March

    • Applicants must have an offer of a place on the course and membership with Fitzwilliam College  by the closing date (to meet this criteria, we recommend that the University application is submitted by 3 December).
    • It is not possible to transfer Colleges in order to be eligible for this Studentship, but all those who name Fitzwilliam as their first choice, or who are allocated via 2nd choice or random allocation, will be eligible

    Application: All those eligible by the closing date will be automatically considered - no application form required. Interviews are held as part of the Masters Studentship competition.  Results available May.

    Value: 1 award of between £5,000 and £10,000

    Eligibility:

    • All full-time and part time Masters courses starting Michaelmas Term are eligible, with the exception of MRes, MBA, MFin and PGCE.
    • All nationalities and fee status.
    • Awards are made on academic merit.
    • Preference given to those working across disciplines or with innovative methodologies 

    Closing Date: 15 March

    • Applicants must have an offer of a place on the course and membership with Fitzwilliam College  by the closing date (to meet this criteria, we recommend that the University application is submitted by 3 December).
    • It is not possible to transfer Colleges in order to be eligible for this Studentship, but all those who name Fitzwilliam as their first choice, or who are allocated via 2nd choice or random allocation, will be eligible

    Application: All those eligible by the closing date will be automatically considered - no application form required. Interviews are held as part of the Masters Studentship competition.  Results available May.

    Value: Three awards at £4,000 each or two awards at £6,000.

    Eligibility

    • All full-time, one year Masters courses that are offered by the Department of Land Economy are eligible.
    • One of the Studentships will be prioritised for a Fitzwilliam undergraduate student who is applying for MPhil in Cambridge.
    • All nationalities and fee status

    Closing date - 31 May

    • Applicants must have an offer of a place on the course and membership with Fitzwilliam College  by the closing date (to meet this criteria, we recommend that the University application is submitted by 3 December).
    • It is not possible to transfer Colleges in order to be eligible for this Studentship, but all those who name Fitzwilliam as their first choice, or who are allocated via 2nd choice or random allocation, will be eligible

    Application: All those eligible by the closing date will be automatically considered - no application form required. Interviews are not normally held for this studentship. Results available in June/July.

    Value:  £3,500

    Details: The Plummer-Pollard Student Research Fund was established in 2019, following a donation from Stephen Plummer (Fitz 1966-69 Mechanical Sciences), in memory of his daughter Sally Pollard, a dedicated lecturer and research scientist in the field of Genetics.

    Eligibility

    • Full time or Part-time masters degrees starting Michaelmas term
    • And whose research explores a topic that is integrally related to the study of genetics

    Closing date - 31 May

    • Applicants must have an offer of a place on the course and membership with Fitzwilliam College  by the closing date (to meet this criteria, we recommend that the University application is submitted by 3 December).
    • It is not possible to transfer Colleges in order to be eligible for this Studentship, but all those who name Fitzwilliam as their first choice, or who are allocated via 2nd choice or random allocation, will be eligible

    Application: Complete College application form by 31 May explaining how your research is linked to the field of genetics.  For further information and a form please email graduate.office@fitz.cam.ac.uk

    Value: One award of £1,250

    Eligibility

    • All full-time, one year Masters courses that are offered by the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics are eligible.
    • All nationalities and fee status

    Closing date - 31 May

    • Applicants must have an offer of a place on the course and membership with Fitzwilliam College by the closing date (to meet this criteria, we recommend that the University application is submitted by 3 December).
    • It is not possible to transfer Colleges in order to be eligible for this Studentship, but all those who name Fitzwilliam as their first choice, or who are allocated via 2nd choice or random allocation, will be eligible

    Application: All those eligible by the closing date will be automatically considered - no application form required. Interviews are not normally held for this studentship. Results available in June/July.

    Value: £100 each

    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.  All eligible will receive the award.

    Scholarships for PhD

    Value: £3,500/year

    The Scholarships are designed to supplement funding from other sources.

    Eligibility:

    • Applicants must be Home fee status with a previous degree from a British university
    • PhD (including PhD probationary) students who will be in years 2 or 3 of their course at the start of the award period (Michaelmas Term)
    • Awards may be held for 2 or 3 years dependent on continued good progress.
    • Physical or Biological Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics subjects

    Apply online before 31 May 

     

    Value: One award of  £1,460 - awarded for one year

    This scholarship may not be used towards the financial undertaking required for admission to the course 

    Eligibility

    • All full-time PhD courses are eligible.  Arts students may be preferred.
    • All nationalities and fee status

    Apply online. Deadline is 30 September at 24:00 hours.  The results will be available in mid-November. 

    One application applies for both College Graduate and ED Davies at the same time. Students may re-apply each year they are eligible

    Value: Three awards of £1,460 - awarded for one year

    This scholarship may not be used towards the financial undertaking required for admission to the course

    Eligibility

    • All full-time PhD courses are eligible. 
    • All nationalities and fee status

    Apply online. Deadline is 30 September at 24:00 hours.  The results will be available in mid-November. 

    One application applies for both College Graduate and ED Davies at the same time. Students may re-apply each year they are eligible

    Scholarships for students studying Theology, or a related topic, or expecting to take holy orders in a Christian church

    One Application Form covers all 3 Scholarships. 

    Students may re-apply each year they are eligible

    Value: One award of £1,165 - awarded for one year

    This scholarship may not be used towards the financial undertaking required for admission to the course.

    Eligiblity:

    • Applicant should be intending to work towards a doctorate in New Testament Studies
    • Students naming Fitzwilliam as first choice are preferred but not exclusively

    Deadline is 30 September at 24:00 hours

    Value: One or two awards of up to £2,330 (maximum) - awarded for one year

    This scholarship may not be used towards the financial undertaking required for admission to the course.

    Eligibility

    • Reading for a Degree or a Diploma in Theology.
    • Intention to take Holy Orders in a Christian Church preferred.
    • Students needing assistance with fees, who would otherwise be unable to study at Cambridge

    Deadline is 30 September at 24:00 hours.The results will be available in mid-November

    Value: One award of £1,460 - awarded for one year

    This scholarship may not be used towards the financial undertaking required for admission to the course.

    Eligibility

    • Applicant should be undertaking / intending to undertake research at the Faculty of Divinity.  
    • Exceptionally, research on a theological topic in another faculty also accepted

    Deadline is 30 September at 24:00 hours. The results will be available in mid-November

    Prizes for academic excellence

    Students achieving a distinction in their Masters degree receive the Graduate Tutors prize to the value of £175. PhD students reaching a standard of academic excellence receive a College Senior Scholarships, to the value of £350. No application is necessary for these awards.

    Other prizes

    At the end of the academic year, the Tutorial Committee identifies undergraduates or graduate students meeting the criteria and awards other prizes accordingly. All awards carry a value of £100 unless otherwise stated.

    Lee Kuan Yew Fund

    Find out more about the Lee Kuan Yew Masters and PhD Scholarships available at Fitzwilliam College.

    Contact: Fitzwilliam Graduate Scholarships