Trinity College offers a range of competitive postgraduate awards (often referred to as studentships or bursaries) to students wishing to study at the University of Cambridge. Only applicants who have applied to the University of Cambridge for admission as postgraduate students are eligible for these awards.
Applicants should indicate Trinity as their College of first preference on the University application form if they wish to be considered for a Trinity External Research Studentship. Only candidates accepted for membership of Trinity will be considered for these awards. It is not necessary to choose Trinity as a College of first preference on your University Application for other Trinity funding opportunities.
Will I automatically be considered for a Trinity postgraduate studentship/bursary, or do I need to apply separately?
With the exception of Trinity Internal Graduate Studentships and Trinity Overseas Bursaries, for which eligible students will be invited to apply, Trinity studentships will be awarded on the basis of the application submitted to the University. Candidates will be asked to indicate whether they wish to be considered for specific Trinity awards when they are completing their Cambridge University application, if they meet the eligibility criteria. No separate application will be required by the College.
Students who have matriculated at another College in Cambridge are eligible for some of the postgraduate studentships and bursaries offered by Trinity College. If you meet the eligibility criteria for these awards you will be asked whether you wish to be considered for them when you make your University application for postgraduate study.
Each application made to the University is allocated an application number which is 8 digits long. Application numbers begin with 10 and are sent to candidates by email 24 – 48 hours after a University application has been submitted.
With the exception of Trinity Internal Graduate Studentships and Trinity Overseas Bursaries, award decisions are likely to be known either by the end of March or by the end of May. Decisions for Trinity Internal Graduate Studentships and Trinity Overseas Bursaries will be known towards the end of July.