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Department of Computer Science and Technology


Applicants wishing to be considered for funding competitions should check their eligibility on the University-wide Sources of Funding web page.

The application portal acts as a scholarship funding application as well as an application for admission. In most cases, no further funding application form is required. There are some exceptions, however: we recommend checking the Student Funding webpage which provides information about other grants for students applying to Cambridgeand their closing dates.

The current costs of a PhD are available from the Student Registry's Graduate Course Costs and Fee Status page. You will need sufficient funding to cover the University Tuition Fee, and at least the minimum maintenance for three years.

Home and EU Students

The Laboratory makes awards to UK and eligible EU students both from funds supplied, for example the EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant, and from its own funds such as the Premium Studentship. In the year starting October 2017, the Computer Laboratory will help to fund eight research students from its Doctoral Training Grant. These funds are limited. The Department encourages applicants to seek other funding, e.g. scholarships from their home countries, to come to Cambridge. The Applications Panel considers all successful applicants for funding awards within its gift and submits the names of highly ranked home and EU students to the Cambridge Trusts. Highly ranked EU applicants will also be considered for Gates Cambridge Trust competition.

The Laboratory may also have positions associated with industrial collaborations and particular research projects. Such studentships are advertised on the University's Jobs web page.

International students

Very highly ranked international students will be considered for nomination to the Gates Cambridge Trust and Cambridge International Scholarship Scheme (CISS) competitions.

The Department will contact applicants directly about its internal awards such as the Premium Studentship.

It is worth noting that full funding must be secured before starting a course at Cambridge. Most of the scholarships will not accept applications from students who are already in residence. Do not assert that you will be able to support yourself and hope that something else will turn up once you are in Cambridge.