UK Nationals and EU applicants with 3 years residence in the UK
UK Nationals and EU applicants with 3 years residence in the UK are eligible to apply for fully funded studentships from our Research Council Departmental Training Grants (DTGs). These will pay a living allowance of £13,590 p.a. untaxed for the academic year 2010/11. Your University and College fees will also be paid. The studentships are funded for either 3.5 or 4 years depending upon their source.
EU nationals should check their eligibility for funding for Research Council Studentships at:
Other EU nationals
Other EU nationals who are not eligible for one of our fully funded DTA quota awards, or who have been unsuccessful in being awarded one of our Babraham Institute European fully funded studentships, may be considered for DTA quota “fees only” awards. EU students in this category will have their University and College fees paid but will need to find their own funding for their maintenance. Possible sources of funding for maintenance grants would include industrial studentships, studentships from the student’s home country or from the Cambridge European Trusts. However, it should be noted that applications for the latter need to be submitted on University of Cambridge GRADSAF forms by the stated deadline, usually mid-December each year. The University/Institute will require evidence that you have sufficient funds to support yourself over the whole three year course.
NOTE: All EU nationals should check their eligibility for funding for Research Council Studentships at:
The Babraham Institute also welcomes Overseas Graduate applicants but has no direct funds to support them. Overseas students will need to provide their own funding for University and College fees and for their maintenance stipend. The University/Institute will require evidence that you have sufficient funds to support yourself over the whole three year course.
It is essential that such applicants should initially contact one of our Babraham Institute Group Leaders, in whose laboratory they wish to carry out their PhD studies, as early as possible, and BEFORE applying for funding. This will allow the Group Leader to determine if they have any PhD positions available in their research group at the appropriate time and to determine if they are prepared to make a case to the Babraham Institute Graduate Committee to sponsor funding applications for them to University of Cambridge funds (e.g. Gates, Cambridge Overseas and Commonwealth Trusts, Cambridge International Studentship Scheme etc) or to national funding schemes from their own country.
Such applications are considered on a case by case basis. These awards are highly competitive, with many more applicants than there are awards available. You should, therefore investigate all other potential sources of funding.
For specific funding sources for overseas graduate students at Cambridge see:
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