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Studentships

Cambridge Trust and Clare Hall Boak Masters Studentships

In collaboration with the Cambridge Trust Masters Studentship programme, Clare Hall is pleased to offer up to seven co-funded studentships for entry in 2023. The studentships aim to enable the top-scoring applicants for one-year postgraduate study to benefit from part-cost awards of a variable amount but typically of £12,000 each towards their studies. 

Applications should be made in the usual way for Cambridge Trust Masters Studentships, as detailed on this page.

It is a condition of the award of the Cambridge Trust and Clare Hall Boak Masters Studentships that successful candidates become a member of Clare Hall.


Cambridge Trust and Clare Hall Loewe Masters Studentship

In collaboration with the Cambridge Trust Masters Studentship programme, Clare Hall is pleased to offer a further co-funded studentship for entry in 2023. The studentship aims to enable a top-scoring applicant for one-year postgraduate study to benefit from part-cost awards of a variable amount but typically of £12,000 each towards their studies. The Cambridge Trust and Clare Hall Loewe Masters Studentship will be offered to a student in the Humanities.

Applications should be made in the usual way for Cambridge Trust Masters Studentships, as detailed on this page.

It is a condition of the award of the Cambridge Trust and Clare Hall Loewe Masters Studentships that successful candidates become a member of Clare Hall.


Cambridge Opportunity Studentships with the Clare Hall Pippard Fund

In collaboration with the Cambridge Trust Opportunity Studentships programme, Clare Hall is pleased to offer two co-funded studentships for entry in 2023. Cambridge Opportunity Studentships are for Masters students from low-income households with experience of educational disadvantage who will be charged University fees at the Home or UK rate.

Applications should be made in the usual way. The criteria for selection for Cambridge Trust Opportunity Studentships are detailed on this page.

It is a condition of the award of the Cambridge Opportunity Studentships, co-funded by the Pippard Fund, that successful candidates become a member of Clare Hall.


Cambridge Opportunity Studentships with the Clare Hall Blakes Fund

In collaboration with the Cambridge Trust Opportunity Studentships programme, Clare Hall is pleased to offer two further co-funded studentships for entry in 2023. Cambridge Opportunity Studentships are for Masters students from low-income households with experience of educational disadvantage who will be charged University fees at the Home or UK rate.

Applications should be made in the usual way. The criteria for selection for Cambridge Trust Opportunity Studentships are detailed on this page.

It is a condition of the award of the Cambridge Opportunity Studentships, co-funded by the Blakes Fund, that successful candidates become a member of Clare Hall.


Ivan D Jankovic PhD Studentship (for a Serbian national)

A studentship providing full support (fees and maintenance) 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. Candidates applying for this studentship should make an application to the University of Cambridge for acceptance on a recognised PhD programme by the course deadline. 

It is a condition of the award that the successful candidate becomes a member of Clare Hall. They should also send a one-page statement addressed to the Tutorial Administrator at Clare Hall, via email to tutorial.office@clarehall.cam.ac.uk, explaining why they believe they should be awarded the Ivan D Jankovic PhD studentship. 

The deadline for receipt of this statement for entry in 2022-23 was 15 May 2022.

(Following 2022-23, this studentship will next be offered for entry in 2025-6.)


Ivan D Jankovic PhD Studentship (for any nationality)

A studentship providing full support (fees and maintenance) to undertake doctoral studies in any subject at the University of Cambridge, tenable for up to three years. Candidates applying for this studentship should make an application to the University of Cambridge for acceptance on a recognised PhD programme by the course deadline. 

It is a condition of the award that the successful candidate becomes a member of Clare Hall. They should also send a one-page statement addressed to the Tutorial Administrator at Clare Hall, via email to tutorial.office@clarehall.cam.ac.uk, explaining why they believe they should be awarded the Ivan D Jankovic PhD studentship. 

The deadline for receipt of this statement for entry in 2022-23 was 31 March 2022.

(Following 2022-23, this studentship will next be offered for entry in 2025-6.)


Bursaries

Applicants to Clare Hall are eligible for the bursaries described below, which offer support towards fees and maintenance costs.

Applicants must hold an offer of a place at Clare Hall.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 30 June 2023, unless otherwise stated.

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.

Mellon Bursaries

Awards of up to £2,000 for maintenance support, based on academic merit and financial need. Up to four bursaries are awarded annually.  

Chibnall Bursary

This bursary was established by Professor Eric Carlson, Former Chair of the History Department at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota in memory of Professor Marjorie Chibnall, a distinguished medieval historian and Fellow of Clare Hall, to be given to an outstanding student with financial needs. While all students are eligible, preference will be given to students of medieval history or any period of British history. The bursary has a value of up to £600 and is awarded annually.

Professor Peter Brown Memorial Bursary

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

The Coales Bursary

This bursary has a value of up to £500 and is awarded annually on the basis of financial need and academic merit.

Further information

For any students applying for US Federal student loans, please see the links below for guidance from the University of Cambridge, and to check eligibility:

US loans

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