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The University of Cambridge Trust Graduate Scholarships for International Students, UK 2023

Application is now open for the University of Cambridge Trust Graduate Scholarships. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About the University of Cambridge and Scholarship

The University of Cambridge, established in 1209, is a prestigious public collegiate research university located in Cambridge, England. It holds the distinction of being the world’s third-oldest university in continuous operation. The university’s foundation can be traced back to the arrival of scholars who migrated from the University of Oxford to Cambridge due to a disagreement with the local townspeople. Although these two ancient English universities are sometimes seen as rivals, they share many common features and are frequently collectively referred to as Oxbridge. In 1231, just 22 years after its inception, the University of Cambridge received royal recognition with a charter granted by King Henry III.

The University of Cambridge comprises 31 semi-autonomous constituent colleges and hosts over 150 academic departments, faculties, and additional institutions that are organized into six schools. Each of the colleges operates as an independent entity within the university, managing its own personnel and policies. All students are required to be affiliated with one of the colleges within the university. Undergraduate education at Cambridge is primarily conducted through weekly small-group supervision in the colleges, complemented by lectures, seminars, laboratory work, and, on occasion, additional supervision provided by the central university faculties and departments.


The University of Cambridge has initiated the application window for all scholarships that necessitate applying to the university via the standard online application form, including the majority of scholarships with specific application deadlines.

Details about University of Cambridge Trust Graduate Scholarships:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Cambridge, UK

Scholarship Value: Check Below

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Postgraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Cambridge, UK


  • Immigration Health Surcharge
  • University tuition fee
  • Annual stipend (sufficient for a single person)

Eligibility Criteria for the University of Cambridge Trust Graduate Scholarships

The following are the requirements for qualifying to receive scholarships from the European and International Trust, Cambridge Commonwealth:

  • The Trust does not accept applications from students who are part-way through a course at the University of Cambridge unless they are applying for funding for a higher degree course that they plan to pursue after completing their current program.
  • Applicants should verify their fee status by referring to the information provided on the University’s web pages for undergraduates and postgraduates.
  • The scholarship is available for students intending to commence a course at the undergraduate level (excluding UK/EU applicants), Masters (such as MPhil, MASt, LLM), or research postgraduate (such as a PhD).

Application Procedure for the University of Cambridge Trust Graduate Scholarships

To be eligible for financing, please apply by the deadline specified for admission to your specific degree and complete the online Applicant Portal “Funding” component.

Just the University of Cambridge application for admission, which must be submitted by the funding date particular to your study (please see the Postgraduate Course Directory), is needed to be considered for this scholarship.

Important Notes: 

  • Most Scholarships for Postgraduate Students: The Trust predominantly offers scholarships to students pursuing postgraduate degrees. Approximately 85% of the scholarships awarded each year are directed toward students enrolling in Master’s or PhD programs.
  • Restrictions on Equivalent or Lower Degrees: The Trust generally does not support students who are pursuing a degree at the same level as, or lower than, a degree they already hold. However, there are two exceptions:
    • An application from a student required to complete a second Master’s degree at Cambridge as a prerequisite for PhD admission
    • An application from an international (non-EU) student planning to study as an affiliated student at Cambridge for a second BA degree
  • Post-Doctoral, Visiting, and Exchange Students: The Trust does not offer scholarships for post-doctoral positions, visiting students, or exchange students. Their focus is primarily on postgraduate students.
  • Part-Time Study: The Trust does not provide scholarships for part-time postgraduate degrees. Additionally, part-time undergraduate study is not available at the University of Cambridge.

The Submission Deadline is: December 3, 2023

Not interested in this particular scholarship? See other UK scholarships here.