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PhD - Overseas Students

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.

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

Gates, Cambridge Trust, Commonwealth and other funding opportunities

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
Closing date for applicants from other countries early Dec

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

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

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

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


Earth Sciences at Cambridge

Saturday 22 September 2018: A one-day conference bringing together international scientists to mark 200 years since Adam Sedgwick was appointed to the Woodwardian Chair of Geology.

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