Funding information for prospective graduate students
The university provides a guide to funding in the prospectus and a links page online
Several colleges offer research scholarships to home and overseas students. The following colleges have advertised substantial or fully funded scholarships: Corpus Christi, Emmanuel, Jesus (especially for Australian and for Chinese citizens), King's, Magdalene, Murray Edwards, Newnham, Pembroke, Peterhouse, Queens', St. Catharine's (for Malaysian citizens), St. John's (including special scholarships for Graduates of the University of Rome (Aldobrandini), archaeologists (Paskin) and South African citizens (Bradlow)), Sidney Sussex, Trinity, Trinity Hall and Wolfson. Members of staff in the department of archaeology will happily give advice.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation continues to support the Gates Cambridge Scholarship Programme. Further details can be found here.
In addition there are awards for Commonwealth students, European students and specific non- Commonwealth countries. Students are directed towards the University Funding website.
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships are available for students from the UK and EU applying to do a MPhil or PhD degree. You will be automatically considered if eligible. The way in which AHRC funding is offered has recently changed. These changes are described here on the Board of Graduate Studies website. EU candidates will receive support for fees only. (The AHRC has a strict deadline for the return of applications of 1st May, but candidates should ensure that both their application to the university, and their completed AHRC form are submitted by early January in any given year. The Department's deadline is 1st February in any given year; applications received after that date will not be processed.) The administration of these forms is long and detailed. Candidates should make great effort to write a well structured proposal in the available space, in consultation with their proposed supervisor.
Cambridge Home and EU Scholarship schemes (CHESS)
All applicants for AHRC awards will be automatically considered for a CHESS award. Here are details of how the scheme works .
Other financial support
The CSHSS has information about research funding. A special issue of the Reporter has information about research funding. There are some funding opportunities for Assyriology students. Please contact Dr Augusta McMahon for further details