Postgraduate 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 Graduate 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.

Students are also advised to do their own research on other funding sources including the Colleges. Competition for funding is high so we strongly advise that applicants apply for as many funding opportunities as possible, to maximise the chance of success!

If you have questions about funding, please drop us a line on

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.

Funding Success at History!

The Faculty is pleased to say that our students do exceptionally well in the University's funding competitions, attracting many prestigious awards. In a typical year, the Faculty welcome students who have been awarded funding from all of the major funding bodies such as the UK Research Councils (ESRC and AHRC), Gates Cambridge and the Cambridge Trust.