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Overseas Research Students (ORS) Awards Scheme, 2005: Notice by the Board of Graduate Studies

Overseas Research Students (ORS) Awards cover the difference between the tuition fee for a home postgraduate student and the 'full-cost' fee chargeable to an overseas postgraduate student.

New Awards under this scheme will be offered on a competitive basis to overseas students:

(a) who have been admitted, either conditionally or unconditionally, by the Board of Graduate Studies to commence full-time research for a research degree during the academical year 2005-06;

or

(b) who are currently registered Graduate Students, are paying 'full-cost' fees without an ORS Award, and expect to continue full-time research for a research degree during the academical year 2005-06. (It should, however, be noted that those for whom the academical year 2005-06 will be the third year of their research degree will not normally be considered eligible.)

The University's nominations for Awards must be made to Universities UK by 11 March 2005.

It is therefore essential that any overseas undergraduate, affiliated student, or postgraduate student not already registered as a Graduate Student who proposes to commence research for a research degree during the academical year 2005-06, and wishes to be considered for an ORS Award 2005, should submit his or her application for admission as a Graduate Student (the GAF form) to the Board of Graduate Studies as soon as possible and not later than 31 December 2004. The GAF form, with full details of how to apply, may be downloaded from the Board's website; please see http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/gradstud/.

Details about the ORS scheme, with eligibility criteria, full instructions on how to apply and the application form for 2005 (Form ORS/1) may also be found on the Board's website. Please note that candidates who already hold an ORS award do not need to reapply.

The ORS/1 application form must be completed and returned to the Board by 1 February 2005 at the latest. Wherever possible, candidates should submit ORS applications well in advance of the deadline.

Candidates who are unable to download the forms should get in touch with the Studentships Officer of the Board of Graduate Studies, 4 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RZ.

Other awards for which certain current students may be eligible are described in the following Notice. Prospective applicants for an ORS Award and their advisers are asked by the Board of Graduate Studies to note that competition for nominations is likely to be severe.


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Cambridge University Reporter 8 December 2004
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