Kings College in the University of Cambridge is currently offering Scholarship for postgraduate students for the 2019/20 academic year. King’s College is fortunate in being one of the best-funded Colleges in Cambridge for graduate studentships.

To maximize funding for studentships, around 50% of overall studentship funds are allocated to a Collegiate University Shared Funding Scheme.

Outside of this shared scheme, there are other funds for King’s studentships that, due to donor restrictions, are wholly administered by King’s College. When available, these studentships will be advertised, with full requirements and selection criteria as well as information on how and when to apply. King’s studentships are tenable for up to the normal minimum length of the degree and are renewed annually subject to satisfactory progress.

King’s studentships are awarded on academic merit.

Worth of Award

  • Most King’s doctoral awards provide full funding for University Composition Fees and living expenses.
  • In some circumstances, awards may be reduced, for instance to take into account existing awards or offers from other funding bodies for the same course.
  • Also some Masters awards may not be fully funded.


  • The competition for a King’s Studentship is open to any individual beginning a new graduate degree as a member of King’s College and the University of Cambridge.
  • It is advisable to choose King’s as your first choice College on the application form in the Applicant Portal as it will maximise your chances of being offered membership and to be eligible for a King’s Studentship.

How to Apply

Applications are made via the Cambridge University Applicant Portal by typing ‘Yes’ to the question ‘Apply for Cambridge Scholarships’ in the Scholarships section of the online application.

Deadline: Friday, 4 January 2019 or the closing date for the course to which you are applying, whichever date is the earliest. Results will be out from Thursday, 30 May 2019.


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