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PhD - Overseas Students

PhD - Overseas Students

Overseas students need to follow the online Application process.

The full Application Guide is also online.

Please note you need to raise your own funding by applying for appropriate studentships, usually in your own country: £23,889 for fees and £12,880 for maintenance a year
= £37,000 x 3 years = £110,000.

Details of Gates, Commonwealth and other studentships can also be found on the Board of Graduate Studies website

There is a helpful section of the Prospectus called Frequently Asked Questions.


Gates Cambridge Scholarships are highly-competitive full-cost awards open to students from every country of the world (except the United Kingdom) who wish to study in Cambridge.
Closing date for applicants from USA mid-Oct 2015
Closing date for applicants from other countries early Dec 2015

CISS (Cambridge International Scholarship Scheme) for students who would be liable to pay the Overseas University Composition Fee – i.e. most non-EU applicants.
Closing date for all applicants early Dec 2015

Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and Cambridge Overseas Trust for overseas applicants from outside the EU.
Closing date for all applicants early Dec 2015

CHESS (Cambridge Home and EU Scholarship Scheme) for students from the UK & EU.
Closing date for all applicants Early Jan 2016

There may be other funding opportunities for students of particular nationalities, the CAMFUNDS web tool includes many of these.