Fully Funded Studentships Competition for International Students in UK

Deadline: 05 January 2018
Open to: UK/EU or overseas students
Scholarship: fully funded


The new Peterhouse Graduate Studentships Competition is now available for UK/EU or overseas students to be taken up in October 2018. Students may be funded for a one-year MPhil on the condition that they intend to be candidates for the Ph.D., for which they will receive a maximum of three years funding.

Peterhouse is the oldest of the Cambridge colleges, founded by Hugo de Balsham, Bishop of Ely in 1284 and granted its charter by King Edward I. The College is a Registered Charity, no. 1137457. The “laudable design” of Hugo de Balsham, as expressed in the College’s founding instruments, was “to introduce scholars in the schools, who are to live together and study in the University of Cambridge; to dwell in the same College forever, and employ themselves with appropriate study, to the praise of God and the perpetual augmentation of the same university.”


  • To be eligible for a Peterhouse studentship, applicants must be accepted as a graduate student by the University of Cambridge;
  • They must, therefore, submit an application through the University’s Board of Graduate Studies, and they must meet whatever criteria are specified by the University and the department or faculty to which they apply;
  • You need to make sure that the Faculty to which you apply also considers you for all University studentships for which you are eligible;
  • You can check how this is done by consulting the Graduate Admissions Tutor in the Faculty or on the Faculty’s website. Note that your application for a PPh.D.is made to the University and not to Peterhouse;
  • You can make your application for Peterhouse Graduate Studentships at the same time as your university application. Successful applicants must study at Peterhouse.


The value of each studentship will depend on whether students are in receipt of other grants. If a successful applicant has no funding from other sources, then their studentship will cover University and College fees plus maintenance at the same level as the Arts and Humanities Research Council awards (currently GBP 14553 per year for doctoral students, and GBP 10914 per year for MPhil students). This is what is meant by ‘full funding’.

How to Apply?

  • Applications must be made online on this website;
  • To apply for a studentship, you must submit the details of your CV and a short statement of your research interests. You may repeat here whatever information is required by the department or faculty to which you have applied;
  • If the department or faculty requires you to submit a piece of written work, then you must submit this too with your Peterhouse application;
  • You must provide the names of two referees, who will be contacted by the online application system by email;
  • Applicants are required to inform Peterhouse when they have been accepted (conditionally or unconditionally) by the University of Cambridge. Only students who have met the conditions required by the University will be able to take up a Peterhouse studentship.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to inform Peterhouse if they have been awarded any other grant, of whatever value.
  • Applications, including two references, must be submitted online by 5.00pm on Friday 5th January 2018.

For more information please visit the official website.