The Rowan Williams Cambridge Studentship

We are delighted to learn that the Cambridge Trust has recently established the Rowan Williams Cambridge Studentship for students who face severe barriers in coming to study at Cambridge.


Who is eligible?

To be eligible, applicants (undergraduate or graduate) need to:

(1) hold a conditional offer of admission to the University of Cambridge for any degree;
(2) be from an area of instability or zone of conflict
(3) be, or have been, at risk of discrimination, persecution, suffering, violence or other abuse of their human rights.

Note: The Rowan Williams Cambridge Studentships are not available for courses offered by the Institute of Continuing Education, premium rate courses offered by the Judge Business School (including MBA, MFin, EMBA etc.) or for courses where the fees are charged at the higher Clinical rate.

Applicants DO NOT need to have refugee status.

What expenses does the studentship cover?

The Studentship is a full-cost award; it covers both (1) tuition and (2) maintenance (could also include students’ upfront expenses such as travel, visa costs and the immigration health surcharge)

How many studentships are available?

The University aspires to achieve approximately 10 scholarships per year in the long term. The exact number awarded per year is dependent upon the number of eligible candidates, funding considerations, etc.

How will the Cambridge Trust decide who to award the studentships to?

Selection panels will assess applications taking regard of the severity of barriers faced to pursuing higher education at the University of Cambridge.

When will applicants hear back?

By the end of May before the commencement of their course.

Please visit the Trust’s website for more detailed information on eligibility, application and selection.