Cambridge University is offering scholarships to all international students via the Cambridge Trust scholarships. If you have always wanted to study at Cambridge University, now is your chance: with the Cambridge Trust Scholarships, you can now study your preferred course at Cambridge University.
About Cambridge Trust Scholarship
The Cambridge Trust scholarships provide the highest number of scholarships for international students at Cambridge University. When the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and the Cambridge Overseas Trust merged on August 1, 2013, the Cambridge Trust scholarship was created to support students with exceptional academic merit through a number of scholarship programs.
The Trust award provides full- and partial-cost scholarships to a select group of exceptional students planning to pursue their Ph.D., master’s, and undergraduate degrees in a variety of subjects.
All Cambridge Trust scholarships are available for study only at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. The application is submitted online via the university website, and it should be done as soon as possible before the deadline for the scholarship.
Please keep in mind that you should thoroughly research your chosen field of study on the university website before submitting an application.
Cambridge Trust Scholarships Eligibility
Different categories of scholarships are awarded by Cambridge Trust, and each category has a unique application process.
Applicants must be intending to start a course at the level of:
- Undergraduate (excluding UK applicants)
- Masters (such as MPhil, MASt, LLM)
- Research postgraduate (such as PhD)
- The Trust does not offer full-cost scholarships for MBA or MFin programmes. The Trust will consider co-funding students on MBA and MFin who are nominated to the Trust by funding partners.
Please read the Trust’s webpages on eligibility.
Cambridge Trust Application Process
The procedures for applying for undergraduate study and for postgraduate study are different. Candidates for Cambridge Trust Funding must have applied for admission to Cambridge University and have received a conditional offer of admission.
Candidates can find a list of scholarships for which they might be qualified by using the Cambridge scholarship search. Please take note that you must carefully read the details of each scholarship because some require a separate application and/or may have additional requirements.
The UCAS application deadline for 2021 entry was October 15, 2021, at 6 p.m. (UK time). However, always check the university website for updates if you want to apply for the 2022 entry but missed the application deadline for undergraduate study.
Find more information for undergraduate applicants
If you are applying for postgraduate study, please ensure that you check and apply by the funding deadline for your course. On your application form, indicate that you want to be considered for education funding.
For postgraduate study, there are two general course funding deadlines: December 2, 2021, and January 6, 2022. These deadlines apply to both domestic and international applicants.
Find more information for postgraduate applicants
Cambridge Trust Scholarships Awards Process
The Cambridge Trust Funding awards period runs from March to the end of July and is an ongoing process. The majority of Cambridge Trust full awards are made in March, but some of their partner-funded awards can take longer to process. Furthermore, if offers are declined, Cambridge Trust may be able to promote reserve candidates.
In order to be considered for any awards for which they are qualified, applicants must have submitted their applications by the funding deadline and received a conditional offer of admission for their course.
However, given the volume of applications the Trust receives, it is impossible to let applicants know they were unsuccessful. But all awardees are notified as soon as possible.
The University’s Postgraduate Funding Search has more information on additional funding options available to postgraduate applicants at the University of Cambridge.
On the University’s website, you can find suggestions and responses to frequently asked questions if you’re a prospective student or offer holder.