Please note that the deadlines for funding via the Gates Trust and Cambridge Trusts for students wishing to begin in the 2016/2017 academic year (to include October 2016, January 2017 and April 2017) have now passed. For students planning to apply for admission in the 2017/18 academic year (to include October 2017, January 2018, and April 2018): We will begin accepting applications for admission and funding consideration in September 2016. Early applications are recommended as some funding deadlines are as early as October 2016. A full list of deadlines is published on the Deadlines Page of the University's Graduate Admissions Office.
Research Council Studentships - UK + EU Nationals
Studentships are awarded to the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology in most years, normally from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC), and eligible applicants will automatically be considered for these awards, when available. These awards are for UK nationals and EU nationals who meet the criteria set out by the Reserach Councils. To be considered for these awards, we recommend that you submit your on-line application to the University's Graduate Admissions Office well before their deadline in January 2016.
Funding from others sources - Overseas Nationals
Applicants seeking funding support from other sources are also welcome to apply. A number of scholarships for students from particular areas are available (for example, from the Cambridge Trust). Overseas (non-EU) students, whether providing their own funding or in receipt of a scholarship, may be eligible to apply for Cambridge International Scholarship (CISS) or Gates Cambridge Overseas Scholarships. These competitive awards, administered by the UK Government, pay the difference between the fees levied on home and overseas students). Details of these, and others, can be obtained from The Student Registry. We encourage you to submit your on-line application to the University's Graduate Admissions Office well in advance of their deadlines.
Our current fully-funded studentships can be found on the Job Opportunities webpage of the University.
Other Possible Sources of Funding
Additional information about possible sources of funding, along with their respective application deadlines, can be found in the Cambridge Funding Search.
Please note that an offer of admission does not guarantee a scholarship, and the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology does not provide funding support towards fees and maintenance from its own resources. Also, under University regulations, it is not possible for students to work as a research or teaching assistant whilst studying for a PhD.
Due to the highly competitive nature of scholarship opportunities described below, we encourage all applicants to search for funding outside of the University, i.e., government scholarships offered by your home country.