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Fees and Funding

  • You can find full information about course fees on the Graduate Admissions website. Please note that there are firm deadlines for applications to be in by in order to be considered for funding (please see Deadlines for further information).
  • The University maintains the CamFunds database of awards offered by Colleges to prospective students.  

Please note that there are firm deadlines for applications to be in by in order to be considered for funding (please see Deadlines for further information).

The Centre is pleased to participate in the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership at the University of Cambridge.  A range of studentships are available across the social sciences at Cambridge; if you are interested in how society works and how it can handle global challenges, a DTP studentship will give you a world-class training programme, with access to leading international scholars both at Cambridge and other DTPs, and a wide community of fellow social scientists. 

Students who tick 'Required Funding' on their Application Form and who comply with the 'fee status' and 'residency' requirements will automatically be considered to ESRC funding.  Please see the links below for more details on the aforementioned criteria.

You can find out more about ESRC DTP studentships here: and here  

The Centre can only nominate 4 applicants, from both MPhil and PhD programmes.  The applications received by the Centre are scored on academic merit, references and research potential.  Those achieving the highest scores will be put forward and those students will be required to complete a form which will be sent to them by the PhD Administrator on 1 February 2019, to be returned to by 7 February.  

Please do bear in mind that, should you be successful, this grant will require strict termly progress throughout the PhD programme, in order to demonstrate the student's continued eligibility to the funds.

Yousef Jameel Scholarship

This scholarship is offered by Cambridge Trusts for those researching in Sustainable Organic Desert Agriculture. Further information and how to apply can be found here.

"It has been almost two years since the murder of Giulio Regeni in Cairo. As we approach this anniversary, we are no nearer to knowing the truth of what happened to this promising post-graduate, tortured and killed while pursuing wholly legitimate academic research... It has been especially troubling to note that, in the absence of apparent progress in investigations into Giulio’s death, attention has been turned to his doctoral supervisor, Dr Maha Abdelrahman – an honourable and distinguished scholar..." Stephen J Toope, Vice-Chancellor. To read the message in full, please go to our News page. The message can also be found on the University of Cambridge homepage.

We are delighted and proud to see that the Centre has gone from no.8 (2015) to no.6 (2016) to no.4 (2017) in the field of Development Studies in the QS Survey. This would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work from everyone within the Centre.