Financial Support & Scholarships

Financial support for prospective graduate students

Churchill College graduate student applicants are eligible for a range of graduate funding opportunities through the University of Cambridge. In addition, Churchill College puts aside money each year, as funds allow, to support incoming graduate students. The criteria and subjects vary from year to year and are also advertised on the University’s student funding website.

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For 2017, the College is supporting the following graduate studentships for students applying to Churchill College.

Studentships in the Arts and Humanities

As the home of the Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College is pleased to offer two one-years studentships for UK or EU students undertaking a Master degree in politics, international relations, modern history or HPS starting in October 2017, The College will award two studentships worth up to £23,000 each depending on the fees for the course and other funding secured by the candidate.

Candidates should be UK or EU residents and have UK or EU nationality. They must have applied to Churchill College as their first choice college on the GRADSAF application.


Eligible applicants are automatically considered for this studentship provided they have already secured a place to sudy with us.

Churchill College Newton Mphil studentships

Churchill College is part-funding, with the Isaac Newton Trust, up to three MPhil research studentships in the arts and humanities, for graduate UK MPhil students at Churchill College. 

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Applicants will be automatically considered if they have applied for Cambrigde Trust funding before 4 January 2017. 

Gulbenkian-Yuval Cambridge PhD Studentships

Up to two fully-funded three year PhD studentships in any subject for students coming from outside the UK to study at Churchill College.

Applications should be made by ticking the Cambridge Trusts funding box on the GRADSAF form. Selection will be made jointly by the College and the Cambridge Trusts by 30 April 2017.

Palestinian Studentship

This studentship, co-funded with the Cambridge Trusts and the Said Foundation, provides full funding for an MPhil student in any subject, subject to financial need. Applicants must be a Palestinian, resident in Gaza or the West Bank who have been accepted on the course of their choice. 

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Applications must be made online.

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The deadline for submission to the Saïd Foundation for a scholarship for the 2017/18 academic year is 30 November 2016.

Wing Yip Scholarship

Three students from nominated universities in China are funded to come to Churchill College to read for a one-year M.Phil degree at the University of Cambridge.


Full details and application process is available via the link below:

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Møller studentship in Finance and Economics

A studentship of £15,000  for a student to read for the one-year MPhil research degree in Finance at the Judge Business School or an MPhil degree in Economics or Economics Research at the Faculty of Economics. Preference will be given to students considering a PhD in these areas. The holders will be expected to work on a project with programme directors at the Møller Centre for Continuing Education at Churchill College, relating to Finance or economics, particularly in the global banking sector, during their degree. 


Applications should be made to the Tutor for Advanced Students E: by 1 February 2017.

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Professor Sir Robert Edwards studentship

A PhD studentship, providing partial funding for up to four years, for a doctoral student undertaking a PhD in the bio-medical sciences at Churchill College. Preference will be given to a student intending to research in the field of human fertility and reproduction. The studentship will be worth up to £8,500 a year depending on other funding available to the applicant, and subject to satisfactory performance. Students of any nationality may apply.

This studentship is funded from the bequest of the widow and with the support of the family of the late Sir Robert Edwards, FRS, Nobel Laureate for his work on human fertility and reproduction and a Fellow of Churchill College.


Eligible applicants are automatically considered for this studentship provided they have already secured a place to study with us.

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Other College funding

The College does have some funds to help with financial emergencies which can occur once a student is already in Cambridge.