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Fees and Funding

Suitably qualified candidates who apply to read for a PhD in POLIS can expect to be considered for GATES, ESRC, AHRC and various other Cambridge-related scholarships. In order to be considered for these funding competitions applicants will need to have submitted their application form by the relevant funding competition deadline. For more information about the competitions and a list of deadlines please visit the Graduate Admissions funding webpages.


ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership 

The Department of POLIS is pleased to participate in a new ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership at the University of Cambridge.  A range of studentships are available across the social sciences at Cambridge; if you are interested in how society works and how it can handle global challenges, a DTP studentship will give you a world-class training programme, with access to leading international scholars both at Cambridge and other DTPs, and a wide community of fellow social scientists.

You can find out more about ESRC DTP studentships here:


Fee Information

As a PhD student you are liable to pay the University Composition Fee. Full information about fees and a fees listing can be found by visiting the Graduate Admissions fees webpages