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Scholarships Available for 2017/18 Applicants

last modified Feb 07, 2017 11:52 AM

If you are applying to the POLIS PhD or Masters programmes for 2017/18 and are in need of funding, we are pleased to announce that we have a number of scholarships available:

The David & Elaine Potter Foundation Fund

This scholarship is available for students from African countries undertaking either a one-year MPhil in International Relations and Politics, or a three-year PhD in a field related to governance and human rights from 2017. Jointly funded by the David & Elaine Potter Foundation and the Cambridge Trust, the scholarships will pay the full cost of study and living in Cambridge for the length of your course. To be eligible, you must apply to either the MPhil or PhD programme via Graduate Admissions by the 7th December, 2017. For further information, please contact  

YouGov Scholarship

YouGov are working alongside the Department of POLIS to provide a fully funded three-year PhD scholarship for Home/EU students in a field related to the study of public opinion, starting in the 2017-18 academic year. The scholarship will pay the full cost of study and living in Cambridge for the three-year course. Please indicate your interest in the fund on your PhD application form, and submit this by the 31st January, 2017. For further information, please check out the Fees and Funding webpage on our main website:

The Gabrielle Sacconaghi Bacon Scholarship 

The Gabrielle Sacconaghi Bacon Scholarship is available to applicants in 2017-18 who are either final year students at McGill who are currently enrolled in the International Relations Programme; or alumni of the Page Programme (House of Commons or Senate) in Canada. Further information, including the criteria and how to apply, is available through Hughes Hall.  


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