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Trinity increases support for international students

Trinity has enabled more bursaries for international students, undergraduate and postgraduate, to study at Cambridge through innovative partnerships with the University, the private sector and charitable foundations.

The Cambridge Caribbean Scholarship is the latest initiative, offering fully-funded studentships to applicants at Master’s or PhD level in any discipline. Students from the Caribbean can apply to any College via postgraduate application to the University of Cambridge.

The initiative is jointly funded by the Cambridge Trust, the University of Cambridge and Trinity College, which has committed to giving £200,000 each year for five years.

Cambridge Caribbean Scholar Brian Walker said:

The Cambridge Caribbean Scholarship provides a solid pathway for the next generation of thinkers and doers to come to Cambridge, to deepen their expertise, make a way for themselves, move on their ideas and most importantly to become the changemakers of tomorrow.

Director of the Cambridge Trust Helen Pennant said the scholarships would ‘give Caribbean students a voice at Cambridge and help Cambridge strengthen its connections in the Caribbean.’

Read more: Cambridge Caribbean Scholarship – Cambridge Trust

Bronze medallists on stage at the closing ceremony of the 2019 International Physics Olympiad in Tel Aviv. Credit: Ipho19, Wikimedia Commons

There will be more bursaries for international applicants for undergraduate study in Maths, Computer Science and Natural Sciences at Cambridge thanks to a collaboration between Trinity, the Global Talent Lab, XTX Markets and the Department of Science, Innovation and Technology.

The Backing Invisible Geniuses (BIG) UK Programme builds on the potential of students who do well in International Olympiads for maths and science.

Professor Imre Leader, Director of Studies for Mathematics at Trinity, said:

Trinity students in STEM have often participated in the international Olympiads for Maths, Informatics and Physics before coming here. We are enthusiastic about a collaboration that recognizes the value of these competitions, which are justly popular among international students.

Read more: New life-changing scholarships support talented Science Olympiad medallists to study at Cambridge | Support Cambridge

Meanwhile, students from mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam can apply for a Jardine Scholarship if they intend to study at one of three Cambridge Colleges, including Trinity.

Since the establishment of the scholarship, the Jardine Foundation has supported 400 students to study at Cambridge and Oxford.

Trinity Natural Sciences student Phoebe Bintoro (pictured above) said that without the Jardine Scholarship, Cambridge would not have been an option.

As an international student, the scholarship has unlocked so many opportunities for me to pursue my passions in a different country, which I am very grateful for.

Having studied a broad range of subjects, Phoebe was keen to find a course that could accommodate her different interests. ‘I was amazed by the breadth but also depth of courses provided [on the Natural Sciences Tripos], even in the first year, which was one of the main reasons I decided to apply to Cambridge,’ she said.

Read more Jardine Scholar Phoebe Bintoro: ‘the scholarship has unlocked so many opportunities for me to pursue my passions’

Students wishing to study at any Cambridge College can apply for a Cambridge Trust Bursary.

Vice Master of Trinity Professor Louise Merrett said:

Trinity attracts students from across the UK and all over the world and our community is enriched by the different nationalities, cultures and backgrounds that make the College the thriving place it is.

New partnerships and increased provision for international students is testimony to Trinity’s commitment to enabling more students with the potential to do well to come to Cambridge, regardless of their financial circumstances.

What everyone shares in common is their particular passion for their subject: at Trinity you can pursue your academic interests with world-leading scholars and benefit from well-resourced libraries and state-of-the-art labs. All of which is located in or not far from the unique city of Cambridge, which is a wonderful place to explore.

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