August 26, 2016

Cambridge International Scholarship Scheme for Foreign PhD Students

Cambridge International Scholarship Scheme (CISS)

Course(s) Offered: Several
Course Level: Graduate (PhD research)
Provider: Cambridge Trusts
Country to Study in: UK

Scholarship Description
On behalf of the University, the Cambridge Trust is pleased to offer the Vice-Chancellor's Awards (for UK and EU students) and the Cambridge International Scholarships (for international students) for those undertaking PhD studies.

The University of Cambridge, via the Cambridge Trusts, offers approximately 80 Cambridge International Scholarships (CISS) to outstanding Overseas Students who embark on a research course in the next academic year. Scholarships are offered to those who are most highly ranked by their respective Departments, across all disciplines.

University of Cambridge International Scholarship Scheme (CISS)

Eligibility
To be 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, and NOT assessed at the Home/EU rate)).
  • be engaged in a three or four 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.
Selection criteria:
The only factors taken into consideration are academic ability and research potential, examination results, and references. The financial situation of applicants does not affect the selection of scholars.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries (EXCEPT the UK and EU)

Participating Institutions
University of Cambridge in United Kingdom

Fields of study
All postgraduate doctoral level research programmes offered at the University

Number of awards
About 80 scholarships positions is offered every year

Sponsorship duration
Eligible courses are three or four year research programmes leading to the PhD. The length of the scholarship is for the tenure of the PhD, whether three or four years (as determined by the length of the PhD).

Scholarship benefits
The scholarship will pay the University composition fee and an annual living allowance for a single person. Thus, each award will underwrite the full cost of fees and maintenance for the duration of the course.

In the case of some selected candidates, the Trust will subsequently identify partner organizations willing to provide part of the cost of the scholarships, but the Trust will meet the balance, and where necessary the whole costs, of these awards.

Method of Application
In order to be eligible for a CISS award commencing in the next academical year, you must have applied for admission as a graduate student to the University of Cambridge by the deadline date below. Full information about postgraduate study in Cambridge can be found on the University website.

Every eligible applicant for a three or four year research course leading to the PhD in the next academical year will be considered to have applied for a Cambridge International Scholarship provided their completed application for admission is received by the deadline below.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship.

DEADLINES:
You must apply for admission to the University by the funding deadline if you wish to start a course in the 2017-18 academic year. All applications for admission/continuation as a graduate student to the University of Cambridge must be concluded by 7 December 2016.

PLEASE NOTE:
It is important that you send in your supporting documentation as soon as possible after you have applied for admission online, because your application will not be looked at until this is received. The closing date for this funding is firm - no late applications can be considered.

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

Application Deadline: 7 December 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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