The funding process
Securing funding to support graduate study is a separate (though related) procedure to the academic application. There are a number of funding opportunities available, but all are very competitive. It is not unusual for applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place to find themselves without the necessary funds to actually commence their study.
Please do be sure to read the following information most carefully.
Funding offered by the University
In order to be considered for University funding, applicants must:
- apply by the funding deadlines
- tick the box on the application form relating to the funding for which they would like to be considered
- submit a curriculum vitae
- submit a personal reference (Gates Scholarship applicants only)
For more information about University funding, applicants should consult the funding pages of the Student Registry website.
The Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute may offer a small number of Medical Research Council Doctoral Training Grants to fund UK PhD students. Students from the European Union/European Economic Area may be eligible for these studentships on a fees-only basis.
To find out about funding for which you are eligible, see the Cambridge Funding Search.
A number of Colleges offer generous scholarships for graduate students, but they are also very competitive. It is not recommended that you choose a College based solely on the possibility of funding.