Peterhouse Graduate Studentships will normally be held for the normal duration of a research student’s degree, up to a maximum of four years. Students may be funded for a one-year MPhil on the condition that they intend to be candidates for the PhD, for which they will receive a maximum of three years funding.
Successful applicants who have grants from other sources will receive some proportion of full funding. Students who already have full funding are not eligible to apply for a Peterhouse studentship.
Worth of Award
- Scholarships will normally be held for the normal duration of the degree, up to a maximum of four years. Students may be funded for a one-year MPhil on the condition that they intend to be candidates for the PhD, for which they will receive a maximum of three years funding.
- The value of the studentships will depend on whether students are in receipt of other grants.
- If a successful applicant has no funding from other sources, then their studentship will cover University and College fees (at home/EU or overseas rates) and maintenance at the same level as the Arts and Humanities Research Council awards (currently £14,553 per year for doctoral students, and £10,914 per year for MPhil students). This is what is meant by ‘full funding’.
- Successful applicants who have grants from other sources will receive some proportion of full funding.
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- To be eligible for a Peterhouse studentship, you must be accepted as a graduate student by the University of Cambridge. So you must submit an application through the Board of Graduate Studies. You do not need to nominate Peterhouse as your preferred College. You must meet whatever criteria are specified by the University and the department to which you apply.
- You need to make sure that the Faculty to which you apply also considers you for all University studentships for which you are eligible. You can check how this is done by consulting the Graduate Admissions Tutor in the Faculty or on the Faculty’s website. You will find useful information on the University’s Graduate Funding page. Note that your application for a PhD is made to the University and not to Peterhouse. You can make your application for Peterhouse Graduate Studentships at the same time as your university application.
- Students already in receipt of full funding (i.e. all University and College fees plus a maintenance grant equal to the AHRC’s postgraduate award) are not eligible to apply for a Peterhouse studentship.
- Successful applicants must study at Peterhouse.
How to Apply
- Applications must be made online via their website. See link below.
- To apply for a studentship, you must submit the details of your CV and a short statement of your research interests. You may repeat here whatever information is required by the department or faculty to which you have applied.
- If the department or faculty requires you to submit a piece of written work, then you must submit this too with your Peterhouse application.
- You must provide the names of two referees, who will be contacted by the online application system by email.
- Applicants are required to inform Peterhouse when they have been accepted (conditionally or unconditionally) by the University of Cambridge. Only students who have met the conditions required by the University will be able to take up a Peterhouse studentship.
- It is the applicant’s responsibility to inform Peterhouse if they have been awarded any other grant, of whatever value.
Deadline: Applications close by 5pm on Friday, 5 January 2018. Applications and referees’ reports must be received by 5pm on Friday, 5 January 2018. Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted. Successful candidates will be informed in early April 2018 and will take up their awards at the beginning of the academic year 2018-19.