Trinity Graduate Student Funding Awards

Trinity College offers a range of competitive graduate funds (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 graduate students are eligible to apply for these awards. Without confirmation that the applicant has applied to the University for admission, the studentship/bursary application will not be considered.

For details on how to apply to the University for admission click here. Note that courses have different application deadlines, as listed in the University Graduate Admissions Office Course Directory. Please note that if your application for admission to the University, or for membership to Trinity College is rejected, your application for a Trinity College studentship or bursary will also automatically be rejected.

Applicants wishing to be considered for the External Research Studentships, the Krishnan-Ang Studentships and the TCA Bursaries in Economics and Finance, should indicate Trinity as the College of first preference on their application to the University for admission.

Applications for most Trinity College studentships and bursaries are submitted using an online application system. You will be asked to provide information about the course to which you have applied for admission to the University of Cambridge, including your application number. You will also be asked for the details of two referees, previous academic qualifications and other supporting documentation (including copies of official transcripts and research proposals, as applicable). The online system for submission of Trinity College Graduate Studentships applications will open in October 2017.  The closing date for all online applications is 12:00 noon (GMT) Friday 19 January 2018.

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Trinity Bursaries for students from Africa

The Trinity Bursaries for Students from Africa are intended for students from any African country who wish to take a taught post-graduate course at the University of Cambridge, leading to the MASt, the MPhil or the LLM degree. Bursars who wish to stay on to do research for the PhD degree may compete, towards the end of their year here, for a Trinity Internal Graduate Studentship.

Eligible applicants must:

  1. hold a First Class Honours Degree or its equivalent in their country of origin,
  2. not yet have studied for a substantial period (more than 12 months) outside their home country,
  3. be citizens of any African country, and
  4. have applied for admission, or already received an offer of admission, to the University of Cambridge for a post-graduate course leading to the MASt, MPhil or LLM degree.

The Bursary covers:

  1. Graduate Course Fees,
  2. maintenance allowance (at the minimum rate set by the University), and
  3. return ticket from the country of origin to the United Kingdom.

The Bursaries are awarded for up to one year and are not renewable. Up to two Bursaries may be awarded.

An award will be conditional upon the applicant being accepted by the University’s Graduate Admissions Office for a course in the University. Successful applicant(s) must become member(s) of Trinity College on taking up the Bursary.

Completed application forms and all supporting documents must be submitted through the online application system by 12:00 noon (GMT) on Friday 19 January 2018. See How to Apply.


Trinity Eastern European Bursaries

The Trinity Eastern European Bursaries are intended for students who wish to take a taught post-graduate course at the University of Cambridge, leading to the MPhil degree, the MASt, the LLM degree, a Diploma or Certificate. Bursars who wish to stay on to do research for the PhD degree may apply, towards the end of their year here, for a Trinity Internal Graduate Studentship or for a Trinity Eastern European Research Bursary.

Eligible applicants must:

  1. hold a First-degree course or equivalent in their country of origin,
  2. not yet have studied for a substantial period (more than 12 months) outside their home country,
  3. be citizens of EITHER any countries that were part of the former USSR or Yugoslavia, as well as Albania, and which are not part of the EU OR any of the Eastern European countries within the EU,
  4. have applied for admission, or already received an offer of admission, to the University of Cambridge for a taught post-graduate course leading to the MPhil degree, the MASt, the LLM degree, a Diploma or a Certificate.

For Non-EU students the Bursary covers:

  1. Graduate Course Fees,
  2. maintenance allowance (at the minimum rate set by the University), and a
  3. return ticket from the country of origin to the United Kingdom.

For EU students the Bursary covers:

  1. maintenance allowance (at the minimum rate set by the University), and a
  2. return ticket from the country of origin to the United Kingdom.

EU students should apply to other sources of funding to cover their Graduate Course Fees. For details see the ‘Funding‘ section of the University’s Graduate Admissions website.

Up to two full awards (for non-EU applicants) and two maintenance only awards (for EU applicants) may be made for 2018. The Bursaries are awarded for up to one year and are not renewable.

An award will be conditional upon the applicant being accepted by the University’s Graduate Admissions Office for a course in the University. Successful applicant(s) must become member(s) of Trinity College upon taking up the bursary.

Completed application forms and all supporting documents must be submitted through the online application system by 12:00 noon (GMT) on Friday 19 January 2018. See How to Apply.


Trinity Eastern European Research Bursaries

The Trinity Eastern European Research Bursaries are intended for students from Eastern Europe who are currently studying for (or have already obtained) the MPhil or comparable one-year postgraduate course at the University of Cambridge and who wish to go on to the PhD Degree.

Eligible applicants must:

  1. be citizens of EITHER any of the countries which were part of the former USSR or Yugoslavia, as well as Albania, and which are not part of the EU OR any of the recent Eastern European members of the European Union,
  2. not yet have studied for more than two years outside Eastern Europe, and
  3. have applied for admission, or already received an offer of admission for the PhD degree, to the University of Cambridge as a graduate student.

These Bursaries are restricted to students who would otherwise be unable to finance their studies, and candidates are expected to have applied to all other sources of financial support open to them. Applications must also be made to appropriate public bodies for financial support. Please check the deadline for applications on the ‘Funding’ section of the University’s Graduate Admissions website.

For Non-EU students the Bursary covers:

  1. Graduate Course Fees, and
  2. maintenance allowance, less any financial support received from elsewhere.

For EU students the Bursary covers:

  1. a maintenance allowance, less any financial support received from elsewhere.

Students from Eastern European countries within the EU will be eligible for awards that cover maintenance only provided they are holders of an award from a Research Council or the Cambridge Commonwealth European and International Trust (CCEIT) that covers their Graduate Course Fees.

Up to two bursaries may be awarded for 2018. All awards are subject to satisfactory progress. An award will be conditional upon the applicant being accepted by the University’s Graduate Admissions Office for a course in the University. Successful applicant(s) must become member(s) of Trinity College upon taking up the Bursary.

For a copy of the application form, please contact: gradadmissions@trin.cam.ac.uk

Completed application forms and all supporting documents must be returned by post or email no later than Friday 15 June 2018.


Trinity External Research Studentships

The External Research Studentships are intended for students who wish to undertake a PhD (or MPhil with an intention to continue on to PhD) at the University of Cambridge.

Eligible applicants must:

  1. have received an offer of admission from the University of Cambridge for a PhD (or MPhil with a stated intention to continue on to a PhD), and
  2. indicate Trinity as their College of first choice on the Cambridge University Application Form and be offered membership of Trinity College,
  3. not yet have been members of the University of Cambridge as an undergraduate or graduate student.

The Studentship covers:

  1. Graduate Course Fees,
  2. maintenance allowance (for 2017/18 the rate is £14,553 per annum for the PhD and the minimum rate set by the University for the MPhil),
  3. Research Scholarship Emolument (£250 for the MPhil or £450 for the PhD per annum), and a
  4. return ticket from the country of origin to the United Kingdom.

Applicants to a Trinity External Research Studentship must also apply to other funding bodies for financial support. For details and application deadlines see the ‘Funding’ section of the University’s Graduate Admissions website.

All eligible applicants will be automatically considered by Trinity on the basis of their University Application Form. There is no separate application form to be completed. The Studentship may be held for the normal minimum duration of the course, subject to satisfactory academic progress, and a maximum of four years in total. For 2018, eight External Research Studentships may be awarded out of which two will be attributed to exceptional overseas students in the Natural Sciences and known as the Krishnan-Ang Studentships (see below).

Competition for these Studentships is always severe and it is the College’s practice to form a reserve list of those who narrowly miss initial election to a Studentship. Those on the reserve list are offered awards if any of the first eight drop out. Honorary Trinity External Research Studentships may be awarded to those who receive a Research Council Studentship or equivalent. The emolument will be £250 for the MPhil or £450 for the PhD per annum.


Trinity Internal Graduate Studentships (IGS)

This scheme supports a number of students who have undertaken undergraduate or MPhil studies at Trinity College, and who wish to continue to further graduate-level study. The arrangements and timetable for this scheme differ from that for external applicants. It is a condition that anyone considered for an IGS must apply for external funding, including from elsewhere in the University.

For further information:

If you are currently studying at Trinity College, please see the information at Tutorial: Studentship and Scholarships. If you are an Alumnus returning to undertake a graduate course, please request information by email: tutorial@trin.cam.ac.uk.


Arthington-Davy Grants for Tongan Students for Postgraduate Study

Students born in Tonga of Tongan parents who intend to engage in post-graduate study at any University in the world are eligible to be considered for an award to cover the full or partial cost of their course. The award is conditional on the applicant’s acceptance for such a course by the chosen University.

Awards are made from the Arthington-Davy Fund, generously set up by the late Humphrey Augustus Arthington-Davy, British High Commissioner to the Kingdom of Tonga from 1973 to 1980, and left by him to be managed by his Cambridge College, Trinity.

Eligible applicants must:

  1. hold a first University degree,
  2. have applied for admission, or already received an offer of admission, for a post-graduate study course at any University in the world, and
  3. be of Tongan origin.

Preference will be given to those proposing to engage in study or research in subjects likely to contribute significantly to the development of Tonga.

To apply, please obtain an application form by emailing grad.tutor@trin.cam.ac.uk. A completed application form should be sent together with the following:

  1. proof of Tongan origin
  2. academic transcripts
  3. details of the intended post-graduate study, preferably with a letter of conditional acceptance from the University concerned
  4. clear and precise details of tuition fees, living expenses and finances available from the student’s own resources and/or from other institutions
  5. names and email addresses of two academic referees
  6. CV

Completed application forms and supporting documents should be sent by post to the Tutor for Advanced Students, Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ or by email to: grad.tutor@trin.cam.ac.uk

Competition for awards is severe and the Fund’s resources permit only a few, mostly partial awards each year. Only applications providing full details, as required above, will be considered.

Those wishing to commence a course in January/February 2018 must apply by 30 November 2017; those wishing to start in September/October 2018 must apply by 31 May 2018; those wishing to start in January/February 2019 must apply by 30 November 2018.


Dunlevie King’s Hall Studentships

The Dunlevie King’s Hall Studentships are designed to support outstanding candidates for Masters degrees at Trinity College in the University of Cambridge. The studentships are funded by a generous donation offered by Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie, and celebrate the early origins of Trinity College as the King’s Scholars (later the King’s Hall) in 1317. The awards are open to UK, EU and Overseas students, with preference given in the first instance to those studying Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Eligible applicants must:

  1. have applied for admission, or already received an offer of admission, for the MPhil, LLM, MFin or MMus degree at the University of Cambridge.

The Studentships cover:

  1. Graduate Course Fees,
  2. maintenance allowance (at the minimum rate set by the University), and
  3. return ticket from the country of origin to the United Kingdom where applicable.

Awards will be conditional upon the applicant being accepted by the University’s Graduate Admissions Office for a Masters course in the University. Successful applicant(s) must become member(s) of Trinity College on taking up the Studentship.

Completed application forms and all supporting documents must be submitted through the online application system by 12:00 noon (GMT) on Friday 19 January 2018. See How to Apply.


Geoffrey Moorhouse Gibson Studentship in Chemistry

The Geoffrey Moorhouse Gibson Studentship in Chemistry is intended for students who wish to undertake the PhD in Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. Graduates of any University are eligible.

Eligible applicants must have applied for admission, or already received an offer of admission, to the University of Cambridge for the PhD in Chemistry.

The Studentship covers (less any financial support received from other sources):

  1. Graduate Course Fees, and
  2. discretionary maintenance allowance.

An award will be conditional on the applicant being accepted by the University’s Graduate Admissions Office. The successful applicant must become a member of Trinity College on taking up the Studentship.

Completed application forms and all supporting documents must be submitted through the online application system by 12:00 noon (GMT) on Friday 19 January 2018. See How to Apply.


Gould Studentship in English Literature

The Gould Studentship in English Literature is a one-year studentship for students who wish to undertake a Masters Course in English Literature at the University of Cambridge. For further information on the available MPhil courses in the Faculty of English, please visit: www.english.cam.ac.uk.

Candidates who propose to study English Literature for a MPhil course within another Faculty are also eligible to apply.

Students from any university may apply for the Gould Studentship in English Literature. Eligible candidates must have applied for admission, or already received an offer of admission, to the University of Cambridge for a MPhil course

On completion of the MPhil course, the student will be eligible to apply for a Trinity Internal Graduate Studentship at Trinity College in order to study for the PhD degree.

The Studentship covers:

  1. Graduate Course Fees for a one year course, and
  2. discretionary maintenance allowance.

An award will be conditional upon the applicant being accepted by the University’s Graduate Admissions Office for a course in the University. The successful applicant(s) must become member(s) of Trinity College on taking up the Studentship.

Completed application forms and all supporting documents must be submitted through the online application system by 12:00 noon (GMT) on Friday 19 January 2018. See How to Apply.


Henry Arthur Hollond Studentship in Law

The Henry Arthur Hollond Studentship in Law is intended for students who wish to undertake an LLM at the University of Cambridge. One or more awards may be made.

Eligible applicants must:

  1. have received an offer of admission from the University of Cambridge for an LLM degree, and
  2. not yet have been members of any other College at the University of Cambridge.

The Studentship covers:

  1. Graduate Course Fees,
  2. discretionary maintenance allowance, and
  3. return ticket from the country of origin to the United Kingdom for overseas students

Partial awards covering a proportion of those costs may also be made. If two or more candidates of outstanding merit are presented, preference may be given to candidates specialising in non-commercial areas of law and/or to candidates who are intending to pursue an academic career rather than to practise law.

An award will be conditional upon the applicant being accepted by the University’s Graduate Admissions Office for a course in the University. Successful applicant(s) must become member(s) of Trinity College upon taking up the Studentship.

Completed application forms and all supporting documents must be submitted through the online application system by 12:00 noon (GMT) on Friday 19 January 2018. See How to Apply.


Hollond-Whittaker Research Studentship in Law

The Hollond-Whittaker Research Studentship in Law is designed to support outstanding candidates for a PhD in Law at the University of Cambridge.

Eligible applicants must have applied for admission to the University of Cambridge for the PhD in Law, and either have received an offer of admission or be awaiting a decision on that application at the point of applying for the Studentship.

The Studentship may cover, less any financial support received from elsewhere:

  1. Graduate Course Fees,
  2. maintenance allowance, and
  3. return ticket from the country of origin to the United Kingdom for overseas students

Full or partial awards may be made. The Studentship may be held for a maximum of three years, subject to satisfactory academic progress.

An award will be conditional upon the applicant being accepted by the University’s Graduate Admissions Office for a course in the University. Successful applicant(s) must become member(s) of Trinity College upon taking up the Studentship.

Completed application forms and all supporting documents must be submitted through the online application system by 12:00 noon (GMT) on Friday 19 January 2018. See How to Apply.


Knox Studentship for French Students

The Knox Studentship is intended for citizens of France who have applied for, or already received an offer of admission, to one of the following courses:

  1. a one-year taught graduate course at the University of Cambridge leading to the MPhil degree, MAST, LLM degree, a Diploma or a Certificate, or
  2. an MSc (two years), MLitt (two years) or PhD Degree (three years) at the University of Cambridge, or
  3. research leading to a doctoral degree at a French University, but whose work would clearly benefit from access for a year to library or laboratory resources in Cambridge. Under these circumstances, the student would still be expected to gain admission to a Faculty as a visiting student, but would not be registered for any qualification.

In the first two cases above, the award of a Studentship will be conditional on the applicant being accepted by the University for a particular course.

Candidates are expected to have applied to all other sources of financial support open to them. For a student who has no support or only partial support from any other source, the studentship covers:

  1. Graduate Course Fees,
  2. maintenance allowance (at up to the minimum rate set by the University), and a
  3. return ticket from the country of origin to the United Kingdom.

A Studentship may be offered for one, two or three (maximum) years, depending on the course of study which the applicant wishes to pursue at the University of Cambridge.

An award will be conditional upon the applicant being accepted by the University’s Graduate Admissions Office for a course in the University. The successful applicant(s) must become member(s) of Trinity College on taking up the Studentship.

Completed application forms and all supporting documents must be submitted through the online application system by 12:00 noon (GMT) on Friday 19 January 2018. See How to Apply.

If you are applying to a Faculty as a visiting student, please email gradadmissions@trin.cam.ac.uk for instructions on how to apply.


Krishnan-Ang Studentships for Overseas Students in the Natural Sciences

In 2018, two three-year Studentships, funded by a generous donation from Eashwar Viswanathan Krishnan and Tzo Tze Ang, will be awarded to outstanding overseas (outside the EU) graduate students in the Natural Sciences. These Studentships will be equivalent in amount to External Research Studentships (see above) for a PhD, and the application and selection procedure will be the same.

Both Eashwar and Tzo Tze were undergraduates at Trinity: Eashwar read Natural Sciences (Matric. 1996) and Tzo Tze read Electrical & Information Sciences (Matric. 1997). The first Krishnan-Ang awards were made in 2008.

Past Krishnan-Ang students:

  1. Sina Bonyadi – PhD in Chemical Engineering (Matric. 2008)
  2. Rongrong Zhao – PhD in Neurosurgery (Matric. 2008)
  3. Sara Ahmadi-Abhari – PhD in Public Health and Primary Care (Matric. 2009)
  4. Wendy Yanling Wang – PhD in Zoology (Matric. 2009)
  5. Nathan Yu Heng Lau – PhD in Chemistry (Matric. 2010)
  6. Thi Hoang Duong Nguyen – PhD in Biological Science (Matric. 2010)
  7. Matthew Terence Dunstan – PhD in Chemistry (Matric. 2011)
  8. Hsiao Yu Fang – PhD in Genetics (Matric. 2011)
  9. Feilin Nie – PhD in Chemistry (Matric. 2011)
  10. Alexa Pohl – PhD in Psychiatry (Matric. 2012)
  11. Emily Adlam – PhD in Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics (Matric. 2014)
  12. Nilesh Tripuraneni – PhD in Engineering (Matric. 2014)
  13. Teng Zhao – PhD in Materials Science and Metallurgy (Matric. 2014)
  14. Leong Khim Wong – MASt in Applied Mathematics (Matric. 2015)
  15. Olga Zadvorna – PhD in Physics (Matric. 2016)
  16. Trillium Chang – MPhil in Public Health (Matric. 2017)
  17. Eesha Khare – MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science (Matric. 2017)
  18. Kevin Lim – MRes and PhD in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Matric. 2017)

The Louis and Valerie Freedman Studentship in Medical Sciences

The Louis and Valerie Freedman Studentship is designed to support outstanding candidates for a PhD in Medical Sciences at the University of Cambridge.

In 2018 one full or partial-cost Studentship will be awarded to a Home/EU or Overseas PhD student in the School of Clinical Medicine, or to a PhD student undertaking research that has a clear practical medical impact in a related academic discipline in another school. The Studentship will be tenable for a maximum of four years.

Eligible applicants must:

  1. have an offer of admission from the University of Cambridge for a PhD in the School of Clinical Medicine or a related discipline in another School,
  2. undertake research that has a clear practical medical impact,
  3. and be offered membership of Trinity College.

In exceptional circumstances an applicant for the MPhil degree in the School of Clinical Medicine, or a related discipline in another School, who has an expressed intention to progress to PhD study may be considered for the award.

The Studentship covers:

  1. graduate course fees,
  2. maintenance allowance, and
  3. return ticket from the country of origin to the United Kingdom where applicable.

All eligible applicants will be automatically considered by Trinity College on the basis of their University Application Form. There is no separate application to be completed. Awards are conditional upon the applicant being accepted by the University’s Graduate Admissions Office.


Trinity Overseas Bursaries

Trinity Overseas Bursaries are intended for overseas graduate students who have been offered admission by Trinity College. Application forms are sent automatically to overseas graduate students once the College takes the decision to offer admission.

The value of the Bursaries depends on need. They are not intended to provide a major source of finance, but to give a necessary and just sufficient addition for overseas graduate students whose resources fail to meet the financial requirement of the University by a modest amount.


Trinity Pre-Research Studentships for Linguistic Study

These Studentships are intended for the holders of Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) or British Academy Postgraduate Studentships or similar awards who wish to study a language during their first or second postgraduate year, in preparation for a subsequent period of research for the PhD degree. They are available only to those whose projected subject of research requires a knowledge of a non-European language or some other particularly difficult language, and are intended primarily for those wishing to undertake research in Asian, Slavonic, East European, African or Latin-American studies.

The award of a Pre-Research Linguistic Studentship is normally conditional on the holder securing an AHRC or similar award for doctoral study, and being accepted by the Graduate Admissions Office for admission as a graduate student. The emoluments of the Pre-Research Linguistic Studentship are then either paid in the first year (if the doctoral studentship can be postponed) or alternatively held in abeyance until the final year of study for the PhD degree. Maintenance is then paid at the same level as that of a Trinity External Research Studentship of the College.

Applicants should be aware that the authorities administering the AHRC and other postgraduate studentships normally expect the holder to be registered for the PhD degree within the first two years of postgraduate study. At the University of Cambridge a candidate for registration is required by her/his Degree Committee to submit work for assessment. The first years of postgraduate study must therefore include a substantial effort in research as well as the linguistic study. Also, some public authorities now award postgraduate studentships for one year in the first instance, to lead to a Master’s degree, and permit candidature later for a three-year doctoral studentship. In that case, the holding of a Pre-Research Studentship for Linguistic Study is conditional on the three-year doctoral studentship having been secured.

The holder of a Pre-Research Studentship for Linguistic Study must be, or become, a member of Trinity College from the start of doctoral studies at the University of Cambridge.

Completed application forms and all supporting documents must be submitted through the online application system by 12:00 noon (GMT) on Friday 19 January 2018. See How to Apply.


Ramanujan Research Studentship in Mathematics

To commemorate the connection between the renowned Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan and Trinity College, the College hopes to award a Ramanujan Research Studentship to a student from India who wishes to undertake a PhD in the broad fields of Pure or Applied Mathematics at the University of Cambridge but who is required by the Faculty of Mathematics to take, in the first instance, the course leading to the Master of Advanced Study (MASt) in Mathematics.

Graduates of any university or comparable institution in India who have not already begun residence in Cambridge and who hold a First Class Honours degree or its equivalent, or are likely to do so by the time of entry, are eligible to apply. The Ramanujan Student must become a member of Trinity College and must be admitted by the University’s Graduate Admissions Office for study in the University. He/she will normally be expected in the first instance to take the nine month course leading to the Master of Advanced Study (MASt) in Mathematics.

The Ramanujan Studentship is normally awarded for nine months in the first instance, while the student takes the course leading to the MASt in Mathematics. Subject to completion of the MASt with a Distinction and registration for the PhD degree, the Studentship will then be renewed for up to three further years, subject to satisfactory progress.

Eligible applicants must:

  1. hold a First Class Honours degree or its equivalent from any university or comparable institution in India,
  2. be citizens of India,
  3. not yet have been members of the University of Cambridge as an undergraduate or graduate student, and
  4. submit a Preliminary application and, if short-listed, apply to the University of Cambridge for admission to the MASt in Mathematics.

Exceptionally, a Ramanujan Studentship may be awarded for three years of research leading to the PhD degree without the requirement to study in the first instance for the MASt. Candidates are expected to have applied to all other sources of financial support open to them.

For a student who has no support or only partial support from any other source, the studentship covers:

  1. Graduate Course Fees,
  2. maintenance allowance (at up to the minimum rate set by the University), and
  3. return ticket from India to the United Kingdom.

If the Studentship is renewed for the PhD, another return ticket from India to the United Kingdom will be awarded. The applicant may also be considered for a discretionary maintenance allowance for the period between completion of the MASt and commencement of PhD.

An award will be conditional upon the applicant being accepted by the University’s Graduate Admissions Office for a course in the University. The successful applicant(s) must become member(s) of Trinity College on taking up the Studentship.

For a copy of the Preliminary Application Form, please email gradadmissions@trin.cam.ac.uk. Completed Preliminary Application Forms must be returned by post or email to arrive no later than 15 January 2018.

Applicants who are short-listed will be invited to submit a full studentship application by 16 February 2018.


Rod Smallwood Studentship in Physics

The Rod Smallwood Studentship in Physics is intended to support UK or EU students (paying fees at the Home rate) enrolled in a PhD in the Physics Department.

Eligible applicants must:

  1. have received an offer of admission to the University of Cambridge for a PhD in Physics,
  2. have been offered membership of Trinity College.

The Studentship may be held for three or four years as required, subject to satisfactory academic progress.

The Studentship covers:

  1. Graduate Course Fees,
  2. maintenance allowance,
  3. settling in allowance if applicable (for EU students),
  4. return ticket from the country of origin to the United Kingdom (for EU students).

All eligible applicants will be automatically considered by Trinity College on the basis of their Cambridge University Application Form. There is no separate application form to be completed. An award will be conditional upon the applicant being accepted by the University’s Graduate Admissions Office.


Schilt Studentship for United States Students, with a preference for Economics

The Schilt Studentship is intended for citizens of the United States who have applied for or already received an offer of admission for a graduate course. Preference will be given to applicants proposing to study one of the following courses in economics at the University of Cambridge:

  1. a one-year taught graduate course leading to the MPhil degree (in Economics, Economic Research or Economics and Finance), or,
  2. the Diploma in Economics, or,
  3. a PhD in Economics (three years).

The award of a Studentship will be conditional on the applicant being accepted by the University for a particular course. Candidates are expected to have applied to all other sources of financial support open to them. For a student who has no support or only partial support from any other source, the studentship covers:

  1. Graduate Course Fees,
  2. maintenance allowance (at up to the minimum rate set by the University),
  3. return ticket from the country of origin to the United Kingdom.

A Studentship may be offered for one, two or three (maximum) years, depending on the course of study which the applicant wishes to pursue at the University of Cambridge. An award will be conditional upon the applicant being accepted by the University’s Graduate Admissions Office for a course in the University. The successful applicant(s) must become member(s) of Trinity College on taking up the Studentship.

Completed application forms and all supporting documents must be submitted through the online application system by 12:00 noon (GMT) on Friday 19 January 2018. See How to Apply.


Sir John Bradfield Trinity College Bursaries For Research In Biological Studies

The Sir John Bradfield Bursaries scheme is funded by donations to celebrate the memory of Sir John Bradfield. Sir John was Senior Bursar of Trinity College from 1956 to 1992 and was the founder of the Cambridge Science Park. It provides maintenance bursaries for graduate students from Europe (excluding the UK) who intend to pursue research leading to a PhD in biological studies. Preference will be given to students pursuing experimental studies.

Eligible applicants must:

  1. have applied for admission, or already received an offer of admission, to the University of Cambridge for a PhD in biological studies,
  2. indicate Trinity as their College of first choice on the Cambridge University Application Form and be offered membership of Trinity College,
  3. have obtained funding for their University Fees from another source.

All eligible applicants will be automatically considered by Trinity College on the basis of their Cambridge University Application Form. There is no separate application form to be completed. An award will be conditional upon the applicant being accepted by the University’s Graduate Admissions Office for the PhD course in the University. The successful applicants must be or become members of Trinity College on taking up the Bursary.


Trinity Studentship in Mathematics

The Trinity Studentship in Mathematics is a one-year studentship intended for students who wish to undertake research in Mathematics at the University of Cambridge but who are required by the Faculty of Mathematics to take, in the first instance, the course leading to the Master of Advanced Study (MASt).

On completion of the MASt, the student will be eligible to apply for a Trinity Internal Graduate Studentship at Trinity College in order to undertake the PhD degree.

Eligible candidates must:

  1. have applied for admission, or already received an offer of admission, to the University of Cambridge for the MASt,
  2. not yet have been members of the University of Cambridge as an undergraduate or graduate student.

The Studentship covers:

  1. Graduate Course Fees for the MASt,
  2. discretionary maintenance allowance, and
  3. return ticket from the country of origin to the United Kingdom for overseas students.

Exceptionally promising students may be elected straight away to a Studentship which provides up to four years of support, the first year to be devoted, under the conditions detailed above, to the MASt, the next three (subject to good performance in the MASt) to be spent on research for a PhD in Mathematics.

An award will be conditional upon the applicant being accepted by the University’s Graduate Admissions Office for a course in the University. Successful applicant(s) must become member(s) of Trinity College on taking up the Studentship.

Completed application forms and all supporting documents must be submitted through the online application system by 12:00 noon (GMT) on Friday 19 January 2018. See How to Apply.


Trinity Studentship in Theology

The Trinity Studentship in Theology is intended for students who wish to undertake a PhD in Theology. Graduates of any University are eligible to apply.

Eligible applicants must have applied for admission, or already received an offer of admission to the University of Cambridge for a PhD degree.

Candidates are expected to have applied to all other sources of financial support open to them. For a student who has no support or only partial support from any other source, the studentship covers:

  1. Graduate Course Fees, and
  2. maintenance allowance.

The Studentship may be held for a maximum of three years, subject to satisfactory progress.

Among equally strong candidates preference will be given first to lineal descendants of members of the Haberdashers’ Company and then to candidates from Staffordshire.

An award will be conditional upon the applicant being accepted by the University’s Graduate Admissions Office for a course in the University. Successful applicant(s) must become member(s) of Trinity College on taking up the Studentship.

Completed application forms and all supporting documents must be submitted through the online application system by 12:00 noon (GMT) on Friday 19 January 2018. See How to Apply.


TCA Bursaries in Economics and Finance

TCA Bursaries are funded by donations made by alumni of the College through the Trinity in the City Association (TCA).

TCA Bursaries are intended for students who intend to undertake an MPhil in Economics, Finance or related disciplines. Students need not be enrolled in the Faculty of Economics to be eligible to apply for a TCA Bursary, the only restriction is that their subject of study should be related to Economics or Finance.

Eligible candidates must:

  1. have applied for admission, or already received an offer of admission, to the University of Cambridge for an MPhil in Economics, Finance or related disciplines,
  2. indicate Trinity as their College of first choice on the Cambridge University Application Form and be offered membership of Trinity College, and
  3. not have been members of another College at the University of Cambridge.

Only part funded Bursaries may be awarded each year. Preference will be given to students enrolled for one-year graduate courses and with particular financial need.

All eligible applicants will be automatically considered by Trinity on the basis of their University Application Form. There is no separate application form to be completed.

An award will be conditional upon the applicant being accepted by the University’s Graduate Admissions Office for a course in the University. Successful applicant(s) must become member(s) of Trinity College on taking up the Bursary.