Funding Opportunities

If you are offered a place at Emmanuel you will need to obtain funding to cover both your fees and your living expenses. Estimates for these can be found on the Cambridge University Postgraduate Admissions website.

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There are many funding opportunities for postgraduates applying to Cambridge, and to make this process easier for applicants, the University operates a Postgraduate Funding Competition. This competition co-ordinates funding from a wide variety of sources including the Cambridge Trust, Gates Cambridge, ESRC and AHRC Research Councils, and other University funds.

Various Emmanuel College studentships and bursaries are available and are awarded in conjunction with the Cambridge University awards, i.e. students who are highly ranked in the University competitions but narrowly miss out on being funded may be given a College award. All applicants who hold an offer of a place at the College will be considered for these awards unless they indicate on the Postgraduate Application Form that they do not wish to apply for funding. Decisions are communicated in May, after the Cambridge University Awards have been announced. In the current academic year we made awards (part or full awards) to 20 students, totalling more than £200,000.

Among those available are: one full-cost Derek Brewer Ph.D. studentship (or more than one part-cost studentship) one full-cost Fleming studentship for a student from a BAME background, and two further M.Phil. studentships. One or more part-cost Benson & Carslaw Scholarships (awarding between £5,000 and £15,000 per year) will be offered each year to students from Commonwealth countries.

Full-cost studentships only cover Home (not Overseas) fees and the Ph.D. studentship is primarily intended for Home students, although Overseas applicants may be considered if there are no suitable Home applicants.

Once you are here the College is able to help with the costs of attending conferences and fieldwork. Postgraduates are able to apply for help from College funds on the same basis as undergraduates.