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University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies



Details of the costs you are likely to incur as a postgraduate student are set out on the Finance Overview page of the Postgraduate Admissions website. The annual University Composition Fee (UCF) is levied by the University for the teaching and supervision you will receive for this course. There is also a Maintenance requirement to cover the estimated minimum cost of living during your time at the University.

University of Cambridge Scholarships

A number of general and course-specific funding opportunities exist to help you meet the financial commitment. The University will hold two main funding rounds for all postgraduate applicants for 2021-22 admission, with deadlines in October 2021 and January 2022.

Funding opportunities may be applied for by completing the Applicant Portal form. Your application form must then be submitted by the funding deadline, and supporting documents received within two weeks of the funding deadline, in order for your application to be considered by the funding body. Please read the section entitled Funding on the Postgraduate Admissions website, where a full list of funding schemes and their deadlines can be accessed.

Please note that some schemes, administered by the Cambridge Trust, may also require additional application forms. For other funds, please check their respective websites for accurate information.

ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership 

The Centre for Gender Studies is pleased to participate in a new ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership at the University of Cambridge. A range of studentships are available across the social sciences at Cambridge; if you are interested in how society works and how it can handle global challenges, a DTP studentship will give you a world-class training programme, with access to leading international scholars both at Cambridge and other DTPs, and a wide community of fellow social scientists.

You can find out more about ESRC DTP studentships here:

Please contact the Centre for Gender Studies to discuss your interest in applying for a DTP studentship at


El-Erian Institute Studentships 2021-22

The Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) is pleased to announce the availability of 4 new PhD studentships, funding full-time 3-year doctoral degrees in either Politics and International Studies, Development Studies or Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies at the University of Cambridge. 

These studentships are generously funded by the El-Erian Institute to support our most promising postgraduate students with research topics associated with human behaviour and decision making in markets and other social institutions 

Each studentship will cover fees and maintenance at the standard Research Council rate.

The studentships will be merit-based, and available to students from the UK/EU and Overseas. All students who are offered a place on the PhD in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies course will be considered - whilst no separate application is required, candidates must indicate their interest when applying. 

The course start date is October 2021. The deadline for applications is 7 January 2021. More information on the course can be found on the Graduate Admissions website.