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2014/15 Cambridge International Scholarship Scheme (CISS) in UK

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The University of Cambridge, via the Cambridge Trusts offers approximately 80 international scholarships for overseas students who will be registered for a three year research programme, leading to the PhD (including CPGS), that starts in the next academical year. Scholarships are awarded to cover the full cost of fees and maintenance for the duration of the course, i.e. three years. In order to be eligible for a CISS award, applicants must have applied for admission/continuation as a graduate student to the University of Cambridge by 3rd December 2013.

Study Subject (s): Scholarships are awarded in all available research courses at the University of Cambridge.
Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue research programme leading to the PhD (including CPGS) at the University of Cambridge.
Scholarship Provider: The University of Cambridge, via the Cambridge Trusts
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: Eligible to receive a Cambridge International Scholarship students must:

  • be liable to pay the Overseas University Composition Fee (i.e. be assessed as ‘Overseas’ for Fee Status purposes).
  • be engaged in a three year research programme leading to the PhD (i.e. will be registered as PhD, “Probationary PhD” or “CPGS”) starting in the next academical year.
  • be engaged in full-time study.
  • have a high upper-second-class undergraduate honours degree from a UK Higher Education Institution, or an equivalent from an Overseas Institution.

Please note: all students applying for a course of one year duration or less (including LLM, MSt, MBA, MED, Part III Mathematics, MPhil) in the next academical year are not eligible for a CISS award in the next academical year.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: International students are eligible for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description: The University of Cambridge will offer, via the Cambridge Trusts, approximately 80 Cambridge International Scholarships for Overseas Students who embark on a research course in the next academical year. The awards will be made on a competitive basis to those applicants who will be considered by their departments.

Number of award(s): The University of Cambridge will offer via the Cambridge Trusts, approximately 80 Cambridge International Scholarships.

Duration of award(s): The award has a maximum duration of three years and is available to all students who will be registered for a three year research programme, leading to the PhD (including CPGS), that starts in the next academical year.

What does it cover? Each award will underwrite the full cost of fees and maintenance for the duration of the course.

Selection Criteria: The awards will be made on a competitive basis to those applicants considered by their departments to be the most outstanding.

Notification: In March, all the nominated candidates with a conditional offer of admission will be considered by a selection committee comprising academic members of the Student Registry. The committee will draw up a list of candidates who will be made an offer of a CISS award immediately. These candidates will receive a confirmatory email. Several hundred partially funded awards will also be made by the Cambridge Trusts to candidates unsuccessful in obtaining a full cost CISS award. If candidates have not received an email by the end of April, they should assume that their application for a CISS award has not been successful.

How to Apply: In order to be eligible for a CISS award commencing in the next academical year, you must have applied for admission/continuation as a graduate student to the University of Cambridge either online (admission students only) or via the Graduate Admission and Scholarship Application Form (GRADSAF).

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is 3rd December 2013.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application


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