University-wide and External Financial Support

There are many different sources of financial support available, ranging from student loans and bursaries administered by the Government to funding offered by the University of Cambridge.  Please view the links below for further information. 

Current Undergraduate Students (BA, MSci, MEng)

Purpose

Name

Eligibility

Typical Amount Awarded*

Application Deadline

Information

Unexpected financial difficulties

Bell, Abbott and Barnes Fund

UK, EU or overseas [Only BA, MSci, MEng, or students taking a Part III course who have not yet collected their BA degree]

£100 to £1,000 [or up to £2,000 in certain circumstances]

£375* in 2015-2016

One application deadline each Term [Division of Term dates]

Web Link

Discuss application with College Tutor

Application Form for College Tutor only

Cambridge education costs

Cambridge Bursary Scheme

UK and EU only

[With a household income of below £42,620]

Up to £3,500 per annum [amount awarded is dependent upon parental income]

Automatically assessed by the Student Loans Company as part of any application for student finance from the UK Government

Web Link

Instrumental lesson costs

Instrumental Awards for Chamber Music

UK, EU or Overseas

Up to £200, plus regular coaching and masterclasses

Re-opens for applications in 2019

Web Link

Application Form

Medical costs

Crane's Charity

Junior members in residence

£500 to £700

£764* in 2016-2017

Any time throughout the year

Web Link

Exceptional financial hardship Exceptional Hardship Fund Current undergraduate students who are experiencing exceptional financial hardship or intermitting students who have no other available financial support

[This fund is intended for genuine cases of hardship not ordinarily covered by other hardship funds, or where other hardship funds have been exhausted] 

Up to £1000 Any time throughout the year, but this new fund is limited Application Form

College support must be sought for your application

Supported applications will be submitted by the Senior Tutor

Current Graduate Students

Purpose

Name

Eligibility

Typical Amount Awarded*

Application Deadline

Information

Exceptional financial hardship Exceptional Hardship Fund Current postgraduate students who are experiencing exceptional financial hardship or intermitting students who have no other available financial support

[This fund is intended for genuine cases of hardship not ordinarily covered by other hardship funds, or where other hardship funds have been exhausted] 

Up to £1000 Any time throughout the year, but this new fund is limited Application Form

College support must be sought for your application

Supported applications will be submitted by the Senior Tutor

Financial Hardship

Graduate Hardship Fund [administered by the Student Registry]

PhD, MLitt or MSc theses only

No limit, but the fund will not meet the total cost of printing and binding for each student

30 November 2018

Web Link

Application Form

College Support

As well as the core support described above, the College has a number of grant funds detailed below, which are available in the case of unexpected financial difficulties or to assist students in their studies.  *Please note, the typical amounts awarded are for guidance only, as each case is looked at on its own merits.  Consequently, awards may be higher or lower than the amounts specified below, or in some circumstances an award may not be granted.  Please ensure that no items are purchased or travel undertaken, before the formal outcome of an application is known, which may otherwise lead to financial difficulties, as not all applications are successful.  The College aims to assess applications within a period of two weeks, but this process may take longer than expected at certain times of the year.  All students are formally notified of the outcome of their application in writing by the Tutorial Office.  To the best of our knowledge, this is a comprehensive list of the College funds available, but if any information is missing or incorrect please contact the Tutorial Office

All applications must be discussed in the first instance with your College Tutor, unless the application relates to a book or travel grant then your Director of Studies must be consulted.  If in doubt about who to contact, please refer to each individual application form.  Please note, if you are unsure about your eligibility please consult your College Tutor.

Please note, the typical amount awarded denotes the mean spanning five years of awards unless otherwise stated.  Current students are taken to mean those who are studying for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Cambridge University as members of the College at the time of application.  Downing alumni are taken to mean those who have studied for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Cambridge University as members of the College.

Current Undergraduate Students

Purpose

Name

Eligibility

Typical Amount Awarded*

Application Deadline

Information

Unexpected financial difficulties

Downing Bursary

Home, EU or overseas

Maximum amount awarded is normally no more than £500 per Term

Any time throughout the year

Application Form

Help to alleviate financial difficulties

[General support]

Downing Association Alumni Student Fund

Home, EU or overseas

Maximum amount awarded is normally no more than £500 per Term

Any time throughout the year

Application Form

Scholarship to alleviate financial difficulties

Ivor Evans

Undergraduates reading Economics from certain maintained schools in West Wales Criteria is widened to all subjects and the whole of Wales if no eligible undergraduates in the above category

Up to £1200 per annum is distributed equally between qualifying students

Awarded automatically by the Senior Tutor in the middle of the Michaelmas Term

No Application Form

Current Graduate Students

Purpose

Name

Eligibility

Typical Amount Awarded*

Application Deadline

Information

Graduate students encountering unforeseen financial difficulties

Downing Graduate Funds

Home, EU or overseas

Maximum amount awarded is normally no more than £500 per Term

Any time throughout the year

Application Form

Help to alleviate financial difficulties

[General support]

Downing Association Alumni Student Fund

Home, EU or overseas

Maximum amount awarded is normally no more than £500 per Term

Any time throughout the year

Application Form

The College has a number of general funds available for current undergraduate and graduate students that can be applied to for relevant academic books and course materials as follows:

Purpose

Name

Eligibility

Typical Amount Awarded [2016-2017*]

Application Deadline

Information

Contribution towards the purchase of books or other educational materials [special computer software, sheet music, drawing office equipment]

Downing Association Alumni Student Fund

Current undergraduate or graduate

Any subject

£111.18*

Any time throughout the year

Application Form

Books and course materials

Downing Book Grants

Current undergraduate or graduate

Any subject

Maximum amount awarded is £300 per registered undergraduate course*
*Please note, students who have course changes formally approved by the College's Education Committee are entitled to a further £300 to purchase books and materials for their new course of study

Maximum amount awarded is £300 per registered graduate course

11 May 2019

[final deadline]

Application Form

There is also a number of subject-specific funds as follows:

Subject

Purpose

Name

Eligibility

Typical Amount Awarded [2017-2018]*

Application Deadline

Information

English

Contribution towards the purchase of academic books relevant to the course

Denham Fund

Current undergraduate

Year 1 [ELP1] - £106.00 per student

Year 2 [ELT1] - £70.67 per student

Year 3 [ELT2] - £70.67 per student

N/A [Year 1]

11 May 2018 [Year 2 and 3]

No Application Form - Each year 1 student coming into residence in the MT2018 will automatically receive this amount

Application Form for year 2 and 3 students.

Music

Contribution towards the cost of vocal or instrumental tuition

Instrumental Award

Current undergraduate

[must be taking the recital option in any year]

Year 1 [MUT0] - £400.00 per student

Year 2 [MUT1] - £500.00 per student

Year 3 [MUT2] - £700.00 per student

Any time throughout the year

No Application Form

Reimbursement is made following the submission of receipts or by invoice to the Tutorial Office

College Conference, Vacation Study and Travel Support

Purpose

Name

Eligibility

Typical Amount Awarded*

Application Deadline

Information

Harvard University

[Summer School Course, Visiting Student Programme, Masters' or Doctor's Programme, or any other appropriate academic course qualifies]

John Butterfield Harvard Award

Current undergraduate or graduate

At least one award of up to a maximum of £5,000

£4,290*

Re-opens for applications in LT 2019

Competition Information

Apply Online

United States of America

[Travel and maintenance costs of a summer placement, internship, or other vacation study project in the US in the broad area of business, law, politics or international relations]

John Maples America Fund

Current undergraduate, graduate or just graduated

At least one Scholarship of up to a maximum of £2,000

£2,000*

Re-opens for applications in LT 2019

Competition Information

Apply Online

Home, Europe or Overseas

[Vacation study and travel costs]

Downing Vacation Study and Travel Grants

Current undergraduate or graduate [academic/academic-related projects only]

For maximum amounts per registered course, please see the guidelines below

Any time throughout the year

Undergraduate Application Form

Graduate Application Form

Home, Europe or Overseas

[Travel, vacation studies or conferences]

Downing Association Alumni Student Fund

Current undergraduate or graduate [application is only to be made if no other University or College funds are available]

£130.00* in 2016-2017 [UG]

£244.29* in 2016-2017 [PG]

Any time throughout the year

Application Form

The following tables indicate the maximum amounts awarded per registered course for Downing Vacation Study and Travel Grants.

Undergraduate Students:

Grants from the University are sometimes available on application to relevant University Departments or Faculties to help with the cost of certain courses or field-work organised by Departments and Faculties, or with travel abroad which is deemed necessary for the particular University course being followed.  Please consult the list of approved vacation courses, which is also known as the 'Pink List', to first determine if you are eligible to apply for funding from your Department or Faculty.  Courses appearing on this list are not eligible for support from the College.

Applications submitted to College are divided into three categories:  A - Academic, B - Academically related and C - Non-academic.  Please note, category B applications may be upgraded to the category A rate should the Vacation Study or Travel Grant make up less than a quarter of the projected total costs.  This only applies if no other external funding is obtained.  Category A grants awarded may be increased at the Senior Tutor's discretion.

Category

A

B

C

Europe

£450

£300

£0

Outside Europe

£750

£600

£0

Graduate Students:

Course

Non-Europe

Europe

UK

Maximum

Clinical Medicine or Veterinary Studies [can be used to fund travel costs or expenses incurred while on placements or medical electives]

£600

£500

£300

£600

MPhil

£300

£200

£200

£300

PhD

£700

£500

£300

£700

The College also offers a number of awards and bursaries to support students with their research in the following fields:

Purpose

Name

Eligibility

Typical Amount Awarded*

Application Deadline

Information

Biological Sciences

[contributes to the cost of University and College fees]

Parke Davis Studentship

Current graduate [American Student]

One studentship of up to £5,000

£5,000*

Re-opens for applications in LT 2019

Competition Information

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Biological Sciences

Treherne Studentship

Current graduate entering the second or third year of their PhD studies

At least one studentship of £1,500 a year, tenable for up to two years

£1,500*

Re-opens for applications in LT 2019

Competition Information

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Mental Health and Neuropsychiatry

[To support residence in Cambridge in order to undertake further research and scholarship]

Angharad Dodds John Bursary

Current graduate nearing completion of their PhD

One bursary up to £12,500

£12,500* [mean over 2 years]

Re-opens for applications in LT 2019

Competition Information

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Preventive Medicine

[Any aspect of Preventive Medicine interpreted in the broadest sense]

Laboratory costs are not supported by this fund.

Oon Khye Beng Ch'Hia Tsio Grants

Current undergraduate or graduate

[Some projects by Part II and Part III Biological Natural Scientists are also eligible, as well as research undertaken by clinical students]

£485*

Re-opens for applications in LT 2019

Competition Information

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Preventive Medicine

Percy Lander Studentship

Current graduate entering the second or third year of their PhD studies

At least one studentship of £1,500 a year, tenable for up to two years

£1,500*

Re-opens for applications in LT 2019

Competition Information

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Preventive Medicine

Oon Khye Beng Ch'Hia Tsio Studentship

Current graduate entering the second or third year of their PhD studies

At least one studentship of £2,000 a year, tenable for up to two years

£1,526*

Re-opens for applications in LT 2019

Competition Information

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College Academic Courses

The College offers a number of Scholarships and Studentships to fund the cost of courses, either in part or in full, to enable students to continue their education in the following subject areas:

Purpose Name Eligibility Typical Amount Awarded* Application Deadline Information

Business and management education

[Fund the cost or part cost of a course at Cambridge University or other institution in this country or abroad of not more than two years' duration]

Glynn Jones Scholarship Undergraduate, graduate or alumni

At least one partially or fully-funded scholarship

£14,070*

Re-opens for applications in LT 2019

Competition Information

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Cambridge University Language Programme [CULP] Downing CULP Bursary Undergraduate or graduate [Must complete and pass the course] Up to half the cost of a CULP course Any time throughout the year [final deadline 11 May 2019] Application Form
Graduate course at Downing in Chemistry or Geography John Whitworth Studentship Undergraduate, graduate or alumni One fully-funded studentship

£7,252* [mean over 4 years]

Re-opens for applications in LT 2019

Competition Information

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Masters course at Downing in English Alf Monk

[administered by the Student Registry as part of the Newton College Masters Scheme]

Undergraduate, graduate or alumni

[To be eligible for consideration in the Graduate Funding Competition you will need to submit your application to study and supporting documents via the Applicant Portal by the relevant deadlines. You will also need to complete the funding section to indicate that you wish to be considered for funding]

One studentship of up to £12,000 [£6,000 paid by College, £6,000 paid by Isaac Newton Trust] Variable funding deadlines dependent upon application subject

No application form, assessed as part of the Masters application process via the Graduate Funding Competition.

Graduate course at Downing in English Alf Monk Studentship

Undergraduate, graduate or alumni

[Conditional upon the recipient becoming a member of Downing if not already a member]

One studentship of up to £6,000

£5,500* [mean over 4 years]

22 July 2019

Closed for applications in 2018

Competition Information

Apply Online [Please note, this competition will only open for applications in a given year if funds remain unallocated by the Graduate Funding Competition above]

Graduate course at the Department of Plant Sciences in Phycology

[the study of algae]

 

Ralph Lewin - F E Fritsch Prize Studentship

[Administered by the Department of Plant Sciences as part of their admissions' process]

Graduate or alumni

[Must be intending to register for the PhD Degree in the Department of Plant Sciences]

One fully-funded studentship, tenable for up to three years

[All College and University Fees, as well as a contribution towards research expenses and a living allowance]

£20,406* in 2014-2015

Variable deadlines Information

How to Apply

Please contact the Graduate Student Administrator at the Department of Plant Sciences for further information

Masters course at Downing in Medical Science

[preference for Cancer/Chemotherapy]

Percy Lander

[administered by the Student Registry as part of the Newton College Masters Scheme]

Undergraduate, graduate or alumni

[To be eligible for consideration in the Graduate Funding Competition you will need to submit your application to study and supporting documents via the Applicant Portal by the relevant deadlines. You will also need to complete the funding section to indicate that you wish to be considered for funding]

One studentship of up to £12,000 [£6,000 paid by College, £6,000 paid by Isaac Newton Trust] Variable funding deadlines dependent upon application subject No application form, assessed as part of the Masters application process via the Graduate Funding Competition.
Graduate course at Downing [non-subject specific] Stephen Fleet Scholarship Undergraduate, graduate or alumni Two scholarships of up to full-cost Variable funding deadlines dependent upon application subject

Competition Information

Apply via the Graduate Admissions online applicant portal

Awards are made automatically as part of the Cambridge Trusts' application process

Postgraduate course at Downing in Electrical Sciences

Robson Studentship

Undergraduate, graduate or alumni

[Conditional upon the recipient becoming a member of Downing, if not already a member]

Studentships up to a maximum of £11,000

£4,000* [mean over 4 years]

Closed for applications in 2018

Re-opens for applications in LT 2019

 

Competition Information

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Undergraduate course at Downing [non-subject specific] Jardine Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Undergraduate offer holder

[Applicants must be resident in any of the countries or territories in which the Jardine Matheson Group has significant business interests]

Fully-funded scholarships [to cover the range of fees and expenses necessary to support studies] Re-opens for applications in Mid-August 2018

Jardine Foundation
Competition Information
Eligibility Criteria
Application Information

Postgraduate course at Downing [non-subject specific] Jardine Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship Postgraduate offer holder

[Applicants must be resident in any of the countries or territories in which the Jardine Matheson Group has significant business interests]

One scholarship [sufficient to cover University and College fees and an annual stipend to cover accommodation costs, reasonable living expenses and travel expenses to and from College at the beginning and end of the course] Re-opens for applications in February 2019

Jardine Foundation
Competition Information
Application Form

College and University Funding for Sport

Purpose

Name

Eligibility

Typical Amount Awarded*

Application Deadline

Information

To enable students to participate in sporting activities

[Priority will be given to applications which will enable students to participate in sports they have not previously been able to try]

Downing Alumni Sports Fund

Current undergraduate or graduate competing at any level

[Only one application per person per annum]

£21.00 to £72.50

£52.85* in 2017-2018

Closed

Re-opens for applications in Oct 2018

Application Form

 

To support students who wish to improve their personal sporting performance beyond University level or to enable them to undertake qualifications with officiating, coaching or the administration of sport

Eric Evans Fund

[Managed by the University's Director of Sport]

Current undergraduate or graduate

£300*

16 March 2018

Information and Application Forms

To help cover costs associated with playing sport at University level

[annual subs, transport or coaching]

Griffins Alumni Sports Fund

[Managed and advertised by the Griffins Club]

Griffins members who represent the University in any Blue or Half Blue sport [including Ultimate Frisbee]

£* [TBC]

Closed

Information

Facebook

To provide grants to current students whose sporting activities are being inhibited by financial constraints

Hawks' Charitable Trust

[Managed by the Hawks' Club]

Current undergraduate or graduate who are resident members of, and competing for, the University

[eligible sports should normally be those for which Blues or Half Blues are awarded]

£100.00 to £750.00

£188* in 2016-2017

Closed

Re-opens for applications in Oct 2018

Information

Application Form

College Scholarships and Prizes

The College recognises academic excellence amongst its undergraduates with a wide-range of annual prizes and scholarships, which bring both prestige and monetary reward.  Junior members who have obtained First Class Honours in any University or College examination are automatically awarded a prize and are elected into scholarships.  In the absence of any candidate of sufficient distinction in a given year, the prize will not be awarded.  Where possible, monetary awards are paid directly into students' bank accounts.

Name of Prize

Purpose

Eligibility

Amount Awarded

Alcan

Prize awarded to the most successful undergraduate student in their penultimate year

Undergraduate reading Natural Sciences (Physical), Engineering, Computer Science or Applied Mathematics

£300

Alfred Monk F R Leavis

Prize awarded to a student from any year who has performed exceptionally well in any one paper or in the Tripos as a whole

Undergraduate reading English

£300

Association

Prize awarded to a student who achieves the best, or a very high examination result in their final year

Undergraduate reading any subject

£300 [more than one prize may be awarded]

Barry Moore

Prize awarded to a student for the best Part IIB Tripos performance

Undergraduate reading Economics [must have achieved a First Class mark]

£300

B J Everitt

Scholarship awarded for the best Part II Tripos performance

Undergraduate reading Neuroscience or Psychology

£200

Chapel

Prize awarded to a student in their final year who has made a valued contribution to the liturgical life of the Chapel

Undergraduate reading any subject

£100

Egginton

Prize awarded to a student from any year who has made an outstanding contribution to Fine Arts and Dance

Undergraduate reading any subject

£200

Gabriel Oon Chong Jin

Prize awarded to a student in their final year, who achieve a First Class mark, and either a Blue or Half Blue in sports which may be in that year or earlier

Undergraduate in any subject [must have achieved a First Class mark]

In the case of a Half Blue, it must be for a sport in which non-discretionary full Blues are not awarded

£250 [if more than one individual is selected, in any one year, the prize will be shared equally]

Grimmett

Prize awarded for distinguished first-class performance in the Mathematics Tripos, normally in Part II

Priority will be given for excellence in Part II, if there are performances of sufficient distinction

Undergraduate reading Mathematics [must have achieved a First Class mark]

£200

Harold Hargreaves

Prize awarded to a student for the best Part II Tripos performance

Undergraduate reading Natural Sciences (Chemistry) [must have achieved a First Class mark]

£200

Joseph Tcheng

Prize awarded to a student for the best Part I Tripos performance

Undergraduate reading Economics [must have achieved a First Class mark]

£250

Nigel Allington

Prize awarded to a student for the best dissertation

Undergraduate reading Economics [must have achieved a First Class mark]

£100

Peter and Anne Robson

Prize awarded to a student from any year with the best Tripos performance

Undergraduate reading a subject in any area of Electronics

£250

Peter Matthias

Prize awarded to a student for the best Part IIA Tripos performance

Undergraduate reading Economics [must have achieved a First Class mark]

£300

S M and H Haniff

Prize awarded to a student in their final year who has performed best in any Part II or Part III Tripos examination

Undergraduate reading Natural Sciences (Physics) [must appear in the top 12%, when rounded to the nearest integer, of the class list]

£250 [if more than one qualifying student, prize amount will be distributed equally]

Whalley-Tooker

Prize awarded to a student in their penultimate year who has performed best in a Tripos examination

Undergraduate reading any subject

£300

The following College prizes are awarded for especial distinction.  Qualifying students must appear in the top 2.5% of the class list for a given subject.  One special prize is awarded per student in a given year:

Name

Purpose

Eligibility

Amount Awarded

Bradbrook

Prize

Undergraduate in any year reading English

£100

Clark

Prize

Undergraduate in any year reading Natural Sciences

£100

Graeme Hall

Prize

Undergraduate in their final year reading Law

£100

Harris

Prize

Undergraduate in any year reading Law

£100

Platt

Prize

Undergraduate in any year reading any Arts or Science subject

£100

The College awards Scholarships as follows.  New Scholars are admitted formally to their scholarships at a special ceremony each Michaelmas Term, and are subsequently invited to certain College feasts and other special occasions: 

Eligibility

Scholarship

Amount Awarded

a) Achieve a First or Distinction in a 1st year exam

Elected to Scholar

£100

b) Achieve a First or Distinction in a 2nd year exam

Elected or Re-elected to Scholar

£100

c) Achieve a First or Distinction in a 3rd year exam and staying for a 4th year, LLM, PGCE or Clinical Medicine

Elected or Re-elected to Scholar

£100

d) Achieve a First or Distinction in a 3rd year exam and leaving:

- If did not receive a First in a previous year

- If received a First in a previous year

Title of Scholar

Nothing (already a Scholar)

No emolument

No emolument

e) Achieve a First or Distinction in a 4th year exam or LLM

- If no First in a 3rd year exam

- If received a First in a previous year

Title of Scholar

Nothing (already a Scholar)

No emolument

No emolument

f) Achieve a Distinction in Parts I, II or III Clinical Medicine or Clinical Veterinary Medicine

Title of Scholar

No emolument

g) Achieve a First or Distinction in each year of first three undergraduate years. 4th years are required to achieve a minimum II.1 in their 4th year

Title of Foundation Scholar

Certificate, no emolument

In order to emphasise the importance that is placed on academic excellence at Downing, the category of 'Foundation Scholar' was introduced in 2012.  There is a different scheme in place for Law, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine where it is possible for high achieving students to be elected into endowed Scholarships (Harris, Seton, Jarvis and Whitby) which are associated with comparatively substantial emoluments to help students prepare for these professions: 

Name

Purpose

Senior Harris

Scholarship awarded to graduating Lawyers going into any branch of the legal profession

Senior Seton

Scholarship awarded to graduating Lawyers going into any branch of the legal profession

Senior Jarvis

Scholarship awarded to graduating Lawyers going into the legal profession as a Solicitor only

Senior Whitby

Scholarship awarded to graduating students in Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Eligibility

Total Amount Awarded [yearly amount stated in brackets up to a maximum of three years]

First in all three years

£3000 per person [£1000 each year]

First in 3rd year only

£1800 per person [£600 each year]

First in 2nd year only

£1200 per person [£400 each year]

First in 2nd and 3rd year only

£2400 per person [£800 each year]

First in 1st year only

£600 per person [£200 each year]

First in 1st and 2nd year only

£1800 per person [£600 each year]

First in 1st and 3rd year only

£2400 per person [£800 each year]

 

 

Three Firsts in four years [LLM Degree only]

£3000* per person [£1000 each year]

* Please note, the Scholarship is extended by one year if a fourth First is achieved

First [MCL Degree only] £600 per person

Book prizes are also awarded, in the form of a gift card up to the value of £140, to students who achieve a First Class mark or Distinction in any year of their Tripos examinations.  Please see below for details of how the value is determined:

Book Prizes

Gift Card Value

First or Distinction in 1st year

£100

First or Distinction in 2nd year

£120

First or Distinction in 3rd year

£140

First or Distinction in 4th year, LLM or Clinical Medicine

£140

Distinction in Oral in MML or Classics

£40

There are also a number of other prizes connected with Tripos results for which students can apply to as follows:

Name

Purpose

Eligibility

Amount Awarded

Application Deadline

Information

Judy C Petty

Scholarships for those who have made an outstanding contribution to Music and the Arts whilst at Cambridge

Any undergraduate

Up to two Scholarships of £200

Re-opens for applications in LT 2019

Information

Apply Online

Harrison

Prize for the best dissertation

Any undergraduate in their final year reading a Biological subject in Part II or Part III of their Tripos

£100

Re-opens for applications in LT 2019

Information

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Pilley

Scholarships for those who have shown proficiency in University examinations and have displayed good influence and qualities of leadership through College team sports

Any undergraduate hoping to graduate at General Admission in June 2018

Up to four Scholarships of £200

Re-opens for applications in LT 2019

Information

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R J White

Prize for the best essay on any historical subject

Undergraduate reading any subject

£200

Re-opens for applications in LT 2019

Information

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Thanks to the generosity of various benefactors, the College is able to offer a number of other prizes unconnected with Tripos results:

Name

Purpose

Eligibility

Amount Awarded

Application Deadline

Information

Florence and David Jacobs Memorial

Prize for undertaking medical research

Graduate

£200

Re-opens for applications in LT 2019

Information

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John Treherne

Prize for creative writing

 Undergraduate

Three prizes of: £500 [1st], £250 [2nd] and £100 [3rd]

Re-opens for applications in LT 2019

Information

Apply Online

Mr and Mrs Geoffrey Twining Egginton Prize

Prize for those who have excelled in Fine Arts

 Undergraduate or Graduate

Three prizes of: £300 [1st], £100 [2nd] and £100 [3rd]

2016 Winning Prize Entries
2017 Winning Prize Entries

2018 Winning Prize Entries

Re-opens for entries in LT 2019

Information
Physical Entry Form
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Other College and University Funds for Current Students

The best source of internal funding opportunities for Cambridge students is the Cambridge Funding Search page, which is a searchable online directory of awards and funds administered by the University, as well as departments, faculties, central offices, other internal sponsors and Colleges.