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Eligibility, Funding & Overseas Students

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Eligibility

 

We welcome applications from students who:

  • Hold (or expect to be awarded) a relevant degree at the highest level.
  • Have achieved a UK II.i Honours Degree (If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find your country's equivalent).
  • Have a passion for scientific research.

 

Financial Support

 

The Wellcome Trust provide 4 years of funding for:

  • University & College Fees at the Home/EU rate*
  • A generous stipend
  • Funding for research consumables
  • A personal development training fund
  • A contribution towards travel/conference attendance.

*Funding does not include overseas fees. The Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust can supplement funding for successful international candidates to cover the difference between UK/EU and international fees.

 

International Students

 

We welcome applications from both UK/EU and non-EU (international) candidates.

 

Language Test 

International students may be required to complete a language test before being made a formal offer, further details of which can be found here.

 

Fees for International Students 

At the University there are two tiers of fees in place:

  • 'Home' rate: Applicable to students from EU countries (plus one or two others)
  • 'Overseas' rate: International students who don't qualify for the 'Home' rate.

The Wellcome Trust provide funding at the Home (UK/EU) rate. The Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust can supplement funding for successful international candidates to cover the difference between UK/EU and international fees.

To find out which you qualify as and to view the current fees, please visit http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/fees/what-my-fee-status and http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/blscpdscb/finance.

Cambridge Funding Schemes 

If you are an 'Overseas' student, you can apply for additional funding from a variety of sources to cover your 'Overseas Fees'.

There are various funding schemes available at Cambridge - please visit http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/funding for details, or enquire by email to . 

If you do wish to apply for a funding award to cover your oversees fees, please ensure that you check the application deadline for each scheme - many of them have deadlines that fall earlier than our application deadline. The Cambridge funding award schemes require completion of the Funding section on the University's Graduate Student Application Form 'Applicant Portal' system. 

Please note that these funding awards are very competitive, with many more applicants than awards available. You should not therefore rely upon success in these competitions and should investigate other sources of funding (outside of Cambridge) too. The Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is not involved in any way in the decision process for any of these funding awards. Candidates must apply for these awards separately from their PhD application, and there is no guarantee that any funding application will be successful.