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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology


Christopher R Lowe Tuition Bursary

Tuition bursaries are available to MBE students through the generosity of the Christopher R Lowe tuition bursaries. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria set by the donors and are offered a place to study on the course will be automatically considered for these awards as part of their application process. The Christopher R Lowe tuition bursaries are awarded on the basis of financial need to students who intend to pursue an entrepreneurial career.

Please note that the programme bursaries, whilst at times substantial, are not intended to cover all the costs associated with living and studying at Cambridge and therefore applicants must ensure they have access to sufficient funds to cover the balance of their tuition and College fees and maintenance needs.

The allocation of the MBE specific bursaries is the responsibility of the programme admissions committee who usually meet in July or August each year. Please do not contact the Trustees or the administrators of Trusts directly. If you require further information please contact the  by email in the first instance. The University scholarships are allocated through a different process and candidates selected for interview or allocated bursaries will be notified by the Trustees. 

Dr Geraldine Rodgers Enterprise Studentship

Dr Geraldine Rodgers Enterprise Fund, was established in recognition of Dr Geraldine Rodgers’s many significant contributions to the life science sector through her roles at the Institute of Biotechnology and as Head of Cambridge Enterprise Seed Funds.  The Studentship is open to applicants from any country to the MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise programme and covers up to £20,000 towards the fees and maintenance.

Applicants to the Dr Geraldine Rodgers Enterprise Studentship must:

  • Apply for the MBE programme;
  • List Trinity Hall as one of their preference Colleges on their GRADSAF;
  • Complete a Trinity Hall Graduate Research Studentship Application in addition to their GRADSAF by the closing date, typically in March. Please complete this application form for the MBE taught programme as well as any additional research applications.

For further information or to apply to the Dr Geraldine Rodgers studentship please see the Trinity Hall website.