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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)

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  • You can find full information about course fees on the Graduate Admissions website.
  • You can find full information about possible sources of funding on the Graduate Admissions website.
  • Dedicated MPhil Public Policy bursaries: The MPhil Public Policy also has a number of dedicated individual bursaries, as detailed below. These bursaries are awarded to outstanding applicants based on merit.

*Kanders Churchill Scholarship: We are very pleased to announce this scholarship, which was launched for the 2018-19 academic year.  It is open to US citizens, who hold a bachelor's degree with a major or minor in science, mathematics or engineering (gained within the past three years, or longer, in excpetional circumstances). The Kanders Churchill Scholarship is a full scholarship, the successful candidate will be registered for the MPhil in Public Policy and will be based at Churchill College. More information on this scholarship is available on the Churchill Foundation website:

To apply for the Kanders Churchill Scholarship you should apply in the normal way using the Applicant Portal: Tick the box 'Apply for Cambridge Scholarships' and in the 'Reason to Apply' section note your eligibility for this scholarship (if you wish to be considered for any other Cambridge scholarship opportunities you should list these here too).  In the section for 'College Preference' please indicate that Churchill College is your first choice.

*YouGov Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships are available to MPhil in Public Policy applicants through the Department's collaboration with YouGov.  There is no need to make a separate application to be considered for a YouGov Scholarship. You should apply in the normal way, meeting the course deadline.

For further information on YouGov Cambridge please visit their website:

Departmental awards are made at the end of the admissions cycle, with announcements to successful candidates issued in April/May. 

Please note that there are firm deadlines for applying for funding opportunities, any application received after the stated funding deadline will not be eligible for consideration for an award  (please see Deadlines for further information).

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University Funding

There are many funding opportunities at Cambridge from a wide variety of sources including the Cambridge Trust, Gates Cambridge, Colleges, Departments, Research Councils and central University funds.

The Postgraduate Admissions Office publish information about the University's central funding competitions for Graduate Students on their website which includes information about how to apply, deadlines and other useful information. 

Examples include:

Graduate Funding Competition

Cambridge Trust

Gates Cambridge

Other Funding

Find out about other funding schemes for which you may be eligible.

Cambridge Funding Search

External Funding

Please note that there are firm deadlines for applications to be in by in order to be considered for funding (please see Deadlines for further information).

CamFunds - Funding Search Tool

There are hundreds of awards available for Graduate Students at the University, but it can be difficult to find which ones you are eligible for. To help with this search the University has developed CamFunds, a funding search tool which allows you to enter some of your details and pull up a list of funding which might be suitable.