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MPhil in Conservation Leadership

Scholarship support

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Conservation Leadership Scholarships

Two scholarship programmes have been generously established to support students from less developed and developing countries that are rich in biodiversity, to attend the MPhil in Conservation Leadership. The Miriam Rothschild Scholarship Programme in Conservation Leadership is generously supported by Arcadia. Additional scholarships are available as a result of support from another donor.

The number and size of the scholarships varies from full scholarships, to partial scholarships that cover specific aspects of the funding package required by students. Offers of scholarships will be made competitively based on: academic quality; the motivation and potential of candidates to become conservation leaders; and, the funds applicants already have available for the course.

Applying for these scholarships involves a two-stage process. First, applicants should, if they have not already done so, make a formal application to the Graduate Admissions Office for a place on the course. See our Applications page for details of how to do so.

Second, scholarship applicants should write a financial case explaining the funds that they have available, and any funds that they still require to ensure they can take up a place on the course. This financial case should update any information given in the original application to the Graduate Admissions Office. The financial case should not exceed 200 words, and should be sent by email to Emily Chenery (emily.chenery@geog.cam.ac.uk), Programme Administrator, MPhil in Conservation Leadership by 3 December 2013. Please note that to be considered for these scholarships, applicants must have met the English Language requirement by 30 July 2014.

Other sources of funding

Applicants are encouraged to seek diverse sources of funding to maximise their chances of success. Many applicants will be eligible to apply for scholarship support from the Cambridge Trusts and/or the Gates Cambridge Scholarships. Applications for these schemes are made as part of the Graduate Admissions process. The deadline to be considered for these scholarships is 3 December 2013.

Applicants may be eligible to apply for sources of funding within their home country, such as the British Government Chevening Scholarships.

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