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King's College


The Electors to Studentships of King's College, Cambridge invite applications for the King's Studentships, tenable from 1 October 2009.


The maximum value of each Studentship is the cost of approved University and College fees and a maintenance grant of at least £12,000. Not all of these awards are made every year and funding may be limited to a portion of expenses, e.g. maintenance.


The competition is open to any individual beginning a new graduate degree.

Preference will be given to applicants for doctoral degrees, but masters and CASM candidates who intend to continue to the Ph.D. will be considered as well.


These Studentships are tenable for up to the normal minimum duration of the degree, and are renewed annually, subject to satisfactory academic progress. In the case of successful applicants who register for one-year graduate qualifications before the Ph.D., the Studentship covers the year of the qualification degree and is then renewable (subject to satisfactory academic progress) for three additional years of doctoral study. In the case of the Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics, renewal is also conditional on the award of a Distinction.

How to apply

All applicants must apply in the usual way to the University of Cambridge through its Board of Graduate Studies (http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/gradstud). It is important to note that only applicants conditionally offered a place by the Board of Graduate Studies can be offered a College place and considered for a King's Studentship.

In addition, first-time applicants for the King's Studentships must complete the application form, available on the King's College website, submit a detailed research proposal, nominate two academic referees, and be prepared to submit to the Electors to Studentships samples of written work (please limit to maximum 25 pages). These applications should be addressed to the Tutor for Graduate Studies, King's College, Cambridge, CB2 1ST.

Applicants will also be required to apply for all other research awards for which they are eligible. The value of any Scholarship awarded will be reduced appropriately to take account of payments from other sources, so that the College can maximise the number of students it funds.

Closing dates for applications

The closing date for receipt of application forms and referees' reports for the King's Studentships is 14 May 2009. All eligible applicants who by 14 May 2009 have been made a conditional offer of a college place by King's College will be considered. Application to the University can be a lengthy process, and in light of the delays that may occur between the submission of applications and their receipt by the College, applicants are advised to apply to Board of Graduate Studies by 31 January 2009. It is the responsibility of all applicants to ensure that their referees' reports are sent directly to the College by the closing date for applications.

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Cambridge University Reporter 07 November 2008
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