Darwin is very grateful to the donors and sponsors who have made these awards possible. If you wish to discuss donating towards new or existing student support initiatives, please contact the Development Office.
Darwin/Vice-Chancellor's Studentship 2020-21
For 2020-21 entry Darwin is offering up to three new Vice-Chancellor's PhD Studentships. The studentships are open to new Home or EU PhD students of outstanding academic promise who have put Darwin as their first choice College. The studentships cover the University tuition fee and an annual stipend for maintenance (for a single person only) for three years. Applicants who indicate that they are applying for funding and whose applications are received by the University's funding deadline (according to the Graduate Funding deadline set for your chosen course) will be considered for these awards, which are allocated on the basis of a University-wide competition. Applications for these awards are made via the University's standard postgraduate application process.
Michael Blank Cambridge Trust Masters Studentship in Economics and/or Finance and Economics, 2020-21
In collaboration with the Cambridge Trust, Darwin College is offering an award of up to £15,000 for Masters students in either Economics or Finance and Economics for the academic year 2020-21. All candidates who indicate that they are applying for funding and whose applications are received by the University's funding deadline will be considered for this award, which is allocated on the basis of a University-wide competition. Applications for this award are made via the University's standard postgraduate application process. If not already accepted by Darwin, the winner must transfer to Darwin.
Geoffrey Fisk Studentship 2020-21
Darwin College offers annually, by competition, one or more Geoffrey Fisk Studentships to students studying the medical sciences broadly defined with an emphasis where and when possible on orthopaedics. Applications are welcome from students applying to Darwin, or from students who, if applying to other Colleges, are prepared to transfer to Darwin. The tenure of the award is for one year, but holders may be considered in subsequent years. Written applications to the Dean (firstname.lastname@example.org) should include a personal statement and CV. Applications must be submitted by 31 March.
Darwin Cambridge Trust Philosophy Studentship(s) 2020-21
Darwin College offers annually, by competition, one or more Philosophy Studentships of up to £12,000 to students commencing graduate work in the Faculty of Philosophy. Other things being equal, preference will be given to UK students. The award is for students to study at Darwin College. Applications are welcome from students applying to Darwin, or from students who, if applying to other Colleges, are prepared to apply to transfer to Darwin. No special application forms are necessary, and all those eligible will be considered from information contained in their original application to the University. The tenure of the award is for one year, but holders may be considered in subsequent years.
Rowan Williams Cambridge Studentship(s) 2020-21
Darwin College is delighted to be part of this new programme established by the Cambridge Trust to support students who face severe barriers in coming to study in Cambridge. Named after the former Chairman of Cambridge Trust, the Rowan Williams Cambridge Studentship is a full-cost award available to graduate students, covering tuition fees and maintenance, which will, in some instances, also assist with students’ upfront expenses such as travel, visa costs and the immigration health surcharge. To be eligible, applicants need to: hold a conditional offer of admission to the University of Cambridge; be from an area of instability or zone of conflict; be, or have been, at risk of discrimination, persecution, suffering, violence or other abuse of their human rights. Applicants do not need to have Refugee status. Graduate applicants should apply by the Graduate Funding deadline for their chosen course of study, and be offered conditional admission to the University of Cambridge; tick the box to apply for funding, and fill in the Cambridge Trust section of the online form stating how they meet the eligibility criteria, as part of their application for admission through the University’s Applicant Portal. Please see the following website for further details:
Darwin Vargas Studentship
Darwin College offers a Vargas Studentship which provides all approved fees and maintenance for three years. Only Venezuelan citizens studying for the PhD (or MPhil leading to PhD) in medicine (or possibly related subjects) are eligible. Applicants should apply in writing by email in the first instance directly to the Dean of the College as the studentship is not always available (email@example.com).
Details of the various awards, studentships, hardship funds and other student support funds can be found in the online directory of awards and funds administered by the University (including departments, faculties, colleges, central offices and other internal sponsors).
To search the database, go to Cambridge Funding Search: http://www.student-funding.cam.ac.uk/
Funding for current students
Darwin Hardship Funding
The College has funds to help with financial emergencies that can occur once a student is already in Cambridge.
Darwin Travel Funds
The College offers Travel Grants associated with non-essential research activities such as conferences.
Darwin Sports Bursaries
The College offers Sports Bursaries to students who represent the College at University level (Blues and Half Blues).
Darwin Language Learning Bursaries
The College offers bursaries towards the cost of courses essential to students' research at the Cambridge University Language Centre.
Darwin awards prizes to students obtaining distinctions or overall first-class marks in their courses.