Trinity Postgraduate Student Funding Awards FAQs

Do I need to put Trinity College as my first College choice on my University Application?

For the Trinity External Research Studentships, the Alice and James Penney PhD Studentship in English or European Literature, and the Dunlevie King’s Hall Studentships, applicants should indicate Trinity as their College of first preference on the University application form.

Will I automatically be considered for a Trinity postgraduate studentship/bursary, or do I need to apply separately?

With the exception of the Trinity External Research Studentships, and the Alice and James Penney PhD Studentship in English or European Literature, applicants are required to complete and submit a separate application form. For details see: Trinity Postraduate Student Funding Awards: How to apply

I am a current member of another Cambridge College. Am I eligible to apply?

Students who have matriculated at another College in Cambridge are eligible for some of the postgraduate studentships and bursaries offered by Trinity College. Please check eligibility requirements for the specific studentships and bursaries you are interested in.

What is my application number?

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.

Can I nominate the same referees as I have for my University application?

Yes.

When are decisions likely to be made?

With the exception of the Trinity Overseas Bursaries, award decisions are likely to be known either by the end of March or by the end of May, depending on the studentship or bursary applied for. The outcome of decisions for the Trinity Overseas Bursaries will be known towards the end of July.

My copy of the University Application Form contains personal data (e.g. ethnicity, religion/belief etc.). Should I upload this?

No. Please remove the final page (page 7) from your pdf copy of the University Application Form before uploading. Personal data is not used in any part of the Trinity College Postgraduate Student Funding Award competition, and any such data submitted will be deleted from your application for funding.