Cambridge University Reporter

King's College


The Electors to Studentships of King's College, Cambridge invite applications for the King's Studentship tenable from 1 October 2007.


The maximum value of each Studentship would be the cost of approved University and College fees, a maintenance grant of at least £9,000. Not all of these awards are made every year and funding can be limited to a portion of expenses, e.g. maintenance.


The competition is open to

(a) members of King's College, who are applying to commence a new graduate degree
(b) prospective graduate students who have a B.A. or an M.A. from another Cambridge College, who wish to apply to King's for their graduate studies, unless they have begun graduate work at a college other than King's
(c) to new applications from graduates of universities in the United Kingdom and abroad.

It is the intention of the Electors to offer these Studentships to prospective applicants for one-year graduate qualifications offered by the University only where those applicants intend to register thereafter as candidates for the Ph.D. degree. These degrees are: the Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.), which some departments of the University consider necessary before registration for the Ph.D.; the Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics (Part III of the Mathematical Tripos); and the Master of Laws (LLM).


These Studentships are tenable for the normal minimum of the degree, and are renewed annually, subject to satisfactory academic progress. In the case of those applicants who propose to register for one-year graduate qualifications before the Ph.D., each Studentship is renewable for three years subject to satisfactory academic progress; 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 ( It is important to note that only applicants conditionally offered a place by the Board can be offered a College place.

In addition, applicants for the King's Studentships must complete the attached application form, submit a detailed research proposal, nominate two academic referees, and be prepared to submit to the Electors to Studentships samples of written work. These applications should be addressed to the Tutor for Graduate Studies, King's College, Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1ST.

Applicants will be required also to apply for all other research awards for which they are eligible. In particular, applicants from overseas are directed to apply for Overseas Research Student Awards. The value of any Scholarship awarded will be reduced appropriately to take account of payments from other sources.

Election to the King's Studentship will be conditional upon admission to the University of Cambridge by the Board of Graduate Studies.

Closing dates for applications

All eligible applicants who by 15 May 2007 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 the 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 2007. 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. The closing date for receipt of application forms and referees' reports for the King's Studentships is 15 May 2007.