Study in UK: Cambridge Trust International Scholarships for PhD Students

Applicants are invited to apply for the 2018/19 Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship program for International students who want to undergo a PhD study program in the UK, . The Cambridge international scholarship is offered to graduate students to pursue PhD degrees at the University of Cambridge UK.

The Cambridge Commonwealth Trust was founded in 1982 by the University of Cambridge, as a charity to support international students from member countries of the Commonwealth who wish to study at the University of Cambridge.

In August 2013 the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust was merged with the Cambridge Overseas Trust to form the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust.

The University of Cambridge will offer, via the Cambridge Trusts, approximately 250 Cambridge International Scholarships to Overseas Students who embark on a research course in the next academic year. The awards will be made on a competitive basis to those applicants considered by their departments to be the most outstanding.

Type: Research leading to PhD

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Number of Scholarships: 250

Sponsors: Cambridge Trusts

Eligible Countries: International

To be taken at (country): University of Cambridge, UK

Fields of Study: Courses offered at the university

Value of Scholarship: Each award will underwrite the full cost of fees and maintenance for the duration of the course.

Duration of Scholarship: The award has a maximum duration of three years and is available to all students who will be registered for a three year research programme, leading to the PhD (including CPGS), that starts in the next academical year.


 To be eligible to receive a Cambridge International Scholarship, students must:

  • be liable to pay the Overseas University Composition Fee (i.e. be assessed as ‘Overseas’ for Fee Status purposes)
  • be engaged in a three year research programme leading to the PhD (i.e. will be registered as PhD, “Probationary PhD” or “CPGS”) starting in the next academic year.
  • be engaged in full-time study.
  • have a high upper-second-class undergraduate Honours degree from a UK Higher Education Institution, or an equivalent from an Overseas Institution.

Please note:

All students applying for a course of one year duration or less (including LLM, MSt, MBA, MED, Part III Mathematics, MPhil) in the next academic year are not eligible for a CISS award in the next academic year.

Selection Criteria: A University Committee draws up one ranked list of all PhD candidates across all disciplines.  The only factors taken into consideration in agreeing this list are academic qualifications, references and research potential.  The financial situation of applicants does not affect the selection of scholarship winners.

How to Apply

All candidates should submit the Graduate Application Form, ticking the box to apply to the Cambridge Trust and completing Sections B3 (Cambridge Trust Personal Statement) and B4 (Financial Details for the Cambridge Trust).

Important Notes: It is a condition that, successful candidates must meet all their outstanding conditions for admission to the University in order to receive CISS funding.

Visit scholarship webpage for details

Application Deadline: 6th December,2017



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