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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 deadlines for applications 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 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 (  

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.

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Christmas closure for CDS Office

Dec 11, 2019

The CDS office will be closed from 3 pm Mon 23 Dec - 8.30 am Thurs 2 Jan. Email inboxes will not be monitored during the holiday period, and we will respond to emails on our return to the office as soon as we can.

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