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Department of Physics

The Cavendish Laboratory

Funding Opportunities

Postgraduate 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 Postgraduate Admissions webpages. The website now includes a searchable Funding Database, which can be used to identify the sources most appropriate to the applicant.

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

Home Fee Status: 

EU Fee Status: 

Overseas Fees Status:

Other Scholarships:

  • Robert Gardiner Memorial Scholarships
  • Schiff Foundation
  • Sims Fund and Scholarship

Cavendish Laboratory Scholarships:

These scholarships, funded by our benefactors, are our most prestigious and are awarded to the most outstanding students in the field of applications. Separate applications for these funds are not required. Candidates will be selected from all of the applications received via the postgraduate admissions process.

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.

More information on finance is available on the Postgraduate Admissions pages here.