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Department of Psychology

The funding process

Securing funding to support postgraduate study is a separate (though related) procedure to the academic application. There are a number of funding opportunities available, but all are extremely 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.


Department funding

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Funding offered by the University

Postgraduate Funding Competition

Cambridge Trust

Gates Cambridge

Vice-Chancellor's Awards and Cambridge International Scholarships

Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholars Programme

UK Research Councils

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 research proposal
  • submit two academic references
  • submit a personal reference (Gates Scholarship applicants only)

For more information about University funding, applicants should consult the funding pages of the Postgraduate Admissions website.

Other funding

Find out about other funding schemes for which you may be eligible.

Cambridge Funding Search

External Funding

College funding

Students are advised to look at individual College websites to see whether funding is available.


Funding Round Deadline
Gates Cambridge (USA) Wednesday 14 October 2020
All other funding rounds Tuesday 3 December 2020

All deadlines are 12.00 (UK time).

The Department will continue to accept applications up until Friday 30 April 2021 for October 2021 start date. Any application submitted after 3 December 2020 will not be considered for the funding round.

Research Councils​

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