The University of Cambridge and the Cambridge Trust are cordially granting aid to facilitate 25 (five per year for five years) exceptional candidates from sub-Saharan African countries to pursue PhDs at the University of Cambridge. There are no restrictions on subject areas, for these PhDs. However, priority will be given to applicants aiming to work on projects that focus on African priorities, and those who have links to African institutions. Applications for scholarships commence in September each year and concludes during the first week of December (exact date for each year will be announced when the call opens).
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
All applications must be completed in English.
You can request your references in the Applicant Portal, and see when these have been received.
You must then submit all required supporting documents at the same time as the rest of your application.
You can also apply for aid through the Applicant Portal.
There is an application cost of (GBP sterling) £65 per application (unless you are from a country which is eligible for a fee waiver). The Graduate School of Life Sciences has a system which enables three applications to be made with payment of a single £65 application fee.
You will need to provide a separate application, with separate supporting documents, for each course you wish to apply for. Unless the courses you are applying for is a part of the Graduate School of Life Sciences scheme, you will be imposed the application fee for each application you make.
Your application will not be taken into consideration until all the supporting documentation, including references, has been provided.
No separate application is required for this scholarship.