Rowan Williams Cambridge Studentship 279 views

Type of Funding

Fully funded




The Rowan Williams Cambridge Studentship is a new programme established by the Cambridge Trust to support students who face severe barriers in coming to study in Cambridge. Both undergraduate and graduate students applying for admission to the University of Cambridge in AY 2019-2020, in any field, are eligible for the scholarship.

However, the Rowan Williams Cambridge Studentships are not available for courses offered by the Institute of Continuing Education, premium rate courses offered by the Judge Business School (including MBA, MFin, EMBA etc.) or for courses where the fees are charged at the higher Clinical rate.


The Studentship is a full-cost award covering tuition fees and maintenance, which will, in some instances, also assist with students’ upfront expenses such as travel, visa costs and the immigration health surcharge.


Applicants must:

  • be from an area of instability or zone of conflict; or
  • be, or have been, at risk of discrimination, persecution, suffering, violence or other abuse of their human rights.

Applicants do not need to have Refugee status, but they need to hold a conditional offer of admission to the University of Cambridge, for any degree. Graduate applicants should apply by the Graduate Funding deadline for their chosen course of study, and be offered conditional admission to the University of Cambridge. Undergraduate applicants should apply for admission to the University of Cambridge in the normal way via a UCAS application and by the published deadline.

The Trust will look at the personal statements of all applicants with conditional offers of admission for undergraduate or postgraduate study from countries that are suffering conflict or are perceived to be unstable.  A separate application form on which to apply for the Rowan Williams Studentships will then be sent to potential applicants.


The Rowan Williams Studentships application form, which is available online, is to be submitted via email by 31 January 2019.

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