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Palestinian Studentship Fund

This studentship, open to Palestinians, is for a one year postgraduate course at the University of Cambridge, as a student member of Churchill College. The aim is to develop an individual’s expertise so that subsequently they may help improve future governance and economic development in Palestine. Participants will have the opportunity afforded to all Cambridge students to broaden their views and perspectives of the world.Applicants will be Palestinian residing in the West Bank, Gaza or East Jerusalem, are enrolled in a Gaza, West Bank or East Jerusalem university; or are Israeli Palestinians; or hold identity documents issued by the Palestinian Authority. There will be no maximum age and applicants may be male or female. They will be required to explain how their course of study will help them make a greater contribution to Palestinian society, with the expectation that they will return to Palestine after completing their course.Applicants will have to be accepted for the course of their choice at the University of Cambridge. Requirements include holding a good first degree and proficiency in English.

The studentship will pay all university and college fees together with a substantial allowance towards living costs.

Patrons of the studentship are:

  • Lord Rees of Ludlow – President of the Royal Society
  • Professor Nabeel Kassis – President, Birzeit University
  • The Countess of Sandwich – Research Associate, Middle East Institute, SOAS
  • Professor Manuel Hassassian (past patron)
  • Professor Stephen Hawking (past patron)


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Applications should be made by ticking the Cambridge Trusts funding box in the University Applicant Portal.

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