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Funding

Funding Opportunities

Graduate Students require funding in order to be able to follow their chosen course. There is a range of funding opportunities available in the University, with information available on the Board of Graduate Studies webpages. The Board's website now includes a searchable Funding Database, which can be used to indentify the sources most appropriate to the applicant.

In the Department of Physics the main sources of funding are likely to be:

Home Fee Status: Research Council Studentships (PhD only).

Cambridge Home/EU Studentships Scheme (CHESS)

EU Fee Status: Research Council Studentships (PhD only)—either full studentship (if resident in the UK for at least three years before commencing the PhD course> or fees only.

Cambridge Home/EU Studentships Scheme (CHESS)

Gates Cambridge Trust

Overseas Fees Status:

Cambridge International Scholarships Scheme (CISS)

Gates Cambridge Trust

Cambridge Trusts

In addition the following awards may be appropriate for some Physics students:

Mott Fund for Physics of the Environment

Raymond and Beverly Sackler Fund for the Physics of Medicine

Robert Gardiner Memorial Scholarships

Schiff Foundation

Sims Fund and Scholarship

Winton Studentships

Details of these and other specific awards that become available in the Department can be found here: Departmental Funding.

Fees and Finance information

The University requires evidence of adequate financial support for the entire period of the course before admission can be confirmed. Students can supplement their financial support by teaching in the Colleges or in Department practical or examples classes, but the amount that can be earned is not sufficient for full support and cannot be used to satisfy the University.s financial condition.

When considering your financial support, please note that in the academic year 2013/14 the University composition fee for a PhD is estimated at £3,924 per annum for UK and EU students and £18,732 per annum for overseas science students.

With the addition of College fees and living expenses, the minimum total support required by a single UK or EU student will be at least £17,986 per annum and for a single Overseas student at least £32,890 per annum. Those bringing a partner and/or children will be obliged to make additional provisions. Should a conditional offer be made, the University requires evidence of adequate financial support for the entire period of the course before admission can be confirmed.

More information is available on the University Student Registry pages here.