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Fees and Funding


Details of the costs you are likely to incur as a graduate student are set out on the Finance Overview page of the Graduate 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 graduate applicants for 2019-20 admission with deadlines in October 2019 and January 2020.

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 Graduate Admissions website, where a full list of funding schemes and their deadlines can be accessed.

Please note that some schemes, administered by the Cambridge Trusts, 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