Funding is available for both prospective students and those already studying with us.

For prospective students;

  • Applicants to Clare Hall are eligible for the bursaries described below which offer support towards fees and maintenance costs.  
  • The closing date for receipt of applications is 30 June and decisions on awards are made by the Tutors in July. 
  • Applicants must hold an offer of a place at Clare Hall. 


  • BP-Clare Hall India Innovation Masters Studentships

Two scholarships up to £30,000 awarded annually for graduate students from India to study in Cambridge for a Master’s degree in STEM subjects related to the energy sector.  More information.

  • Ivan D Jankovic Studentship

A studentship providing full support to a citizen of the Republic of Serbia to undertake doctoral studies in any subject at the University of Cambridge, tenable for up to three years. The award is made every fourth year and will next be awarded in October 2019. 

Mario Cekic testimonial

I am a first-year PhD student in Computer Science, supervised by Dr. Timothy Griffin. My research interests revolve around internet routing protocols and high-level specification languages for network configuration. Prior to starting my PhD, I finished MPhil in Advanced Computer Science, also here in Cambridge, supervised by the same supervisor. My work back then was leaning more towards the theory side involving various mathematical approaches to modelling the internet routing. Before coming to Cambridge, I graduated with a degree in mathematics from the University of Novi Sad in Serbia.

Being an overseas student, one of the biggest challenges prior to commencing my PhD was to secure funding. I was lucky enough to be offered Ivan D Jankovic scholarship by Clare Hall. This scholarship covers full tuition fees over the course of PhD studies and the full maintenance allowance for the first three years. Moreover, not only is this scholarship extremely generous, it is also completely unrestricted – not tied to a specific project or group. Having such stable and unrestricted source of funding enables me to fully focus on my academic development. On top of that, I believe Clare Hall is the most intimate college in Cambridge and one of the most academic with a high ratio of fellows to students. As such, it presents another great asset to this exceptional opportunity. Overall, I think this is what makes Ivan D Jankovic scholarship truly unique and life-changing.

I am very thankful to this amazing opportunity made possible by one of our very generous Life Members and I hope more people will be able to benefit from it in future. Also, I sincerely hope I will be able to provide something similar in return one day.



  • Boak Masters Awards

Up to three bursaries of £5,000 each awarded annually to assist graduate students undertaking a Masters degree in any subject at the University of Cambridge. The primary criteria are academic merit and research potential. The first scholarships will be awarded in October 2017.

  • Pippard Bursaries

Each academic year the College offers Pippard Bursaries of between £1,000 and £2,000. The primary criteria are academic merit and financial need but priority is given to self-funded UK students.

  • Seung Jun Lee Bursary

The Seung Jun Lee Bursary, named in memory of a former Clare Hall student, is for an outstanding new student working towards a PhD in the social sciences. The £3,000 award is normally tenable for three years.

  • Professor Peter Brown Memorial Bursary

An award of £500 is made annually to an outstanding student in Computer Science or Mathematics.

  • Mellon Bursaries

Awards between £500 and £2,000 for maintenance support, based on academic merit and financial need. 

  • Santander Bursaries

Awards up to £2,000 each are offered annually for maintenance support, based on academic merit and financial need.

  • Development Fund Bursaries

Bursaries up to £3000 principally to prospective PhD students based on financial need.

  • Jonathan Hart Bursary, Henry Sullivan Bursary, Coales Bursary And Charlotte Tropp Bursary

Each of these bursaries has a value of £500 and is awarded annually on the basis of financial need and academic merit.

Apply for a Bursary online.

Further Information

Funding available for current students