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Queens' College

The College offers financial support directed towards the educational and research activities of its Graduate Student community through a variety of schemes providing for graduate research studentships, bursaries, scholarships, grants, and awards.


The value of these studentships is set at full fee equivalent for the course, up to a maximum of £10,000 a year, tenable for up to three years. The competition is open to all new Graduate Students intending to commence research towards a Ph.D. Holders must become members of the College and have indicated Queens' as their first preference in their admission application to the Board of Graduate Studies. The award of a Studentship is conditional upon the student being accepted by the University department (via the Board of Graduate Studies). Research Studentships in sciences are open to new UK Graduate Students only.


These bursaries are designed to enable well-qualified Graduate Students to study at the College and provide financial assistance towards the cost of fees. The bursaries are tenable for any period up to three years and their value is determined according to the individual financial circumstances of applicants. Since they are not designed to be full-fee bursaries, they may be held in conjunction with any other award, grant or studentship. Overseas Students who are eligible are expected to apply for University Overseas Student Bursaries and for Overseas Research Student (ORS) awards. The College makes approximately twenty such awards a year, each ranging up to £1,000 a year. Application forms are automatically sent to all students who have been accepted by the College. The first step is to submit an application to the Board of Graduate Studies nominating Queens' College as first preference on the application form for graduate admission.


The College may elect up to two Research Fellows each year. Research Fellowships are tenable for a maximum of three years and are intended to support those at an early stage in their academic career and are normally awarded to candidates who have just completed, or about to complete, their Ph.D. Candidates must not have completed more than four years of full-time research. The competition is open to all Queens' graduates in any discipline and to graduates of other institutions. However, for non-Queens' candidates, the subject areas are restricted and are specified in the advertising for the competition each year.

Research Fellowships may be stipendiary or non-stipendiary. The current stipend is £11,650 (in the first year). Research Fellows are entitled to free accommodation in College and to certain other privileges. They are also able to draw on a small research fund. Interviews take place in November of the academic year prior to that in which the Research Fellowship will commence. Applications close in October each year.

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Cambridge University Reporter Special, 9 November 2000
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