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Department of Geography


UK Research Council Studentships

The Department of Geography and the Scott Polar Research Institute are pleased to be active and successful participants in the:

All UK students are eligible to apply. Eligibility for Research Council funding has recently changed. Eligibility is no longer restricted to UK and EU students. UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) announced on 20 August 2020 that it will offer studentships (covering course fees up to Home rate and living costs) to UK, EU and overseas students. UKRI requires DTPs to cap the number of awards to international students at a maximum of 30%.

If you wish to be considered for a Research Council studentship, you should indicate this on your application form. Prior to making your application you are strongly advised to find a prospective supervisor and speak with them to guide you through writing your research proposal.

Physical Science students may either write your own research proposal with guidance from a prospective supervisor or you may apply for one of the advertised projects listed on the Geography’s Physical Science PhD topics webpage.

Other studentships

Posse Foundation scholarship

The University of Cambridge has become the first Higher Education institution outside of the USA to partner with the Posse Foundation, offering graduate studentships to young people from under-represented backgrounds.

One fully-funded studentship (fees and maintenance) is available for a Posse student accepted into a full-time MPhil programme in the Department of Geography.

Other funding opportunities

You may also find useful the University’s Funding Search website.