Further postgraduate scholarships announced

Wolfson is delighted to announce the launch of new postgraduate scholarships, alongside a raft of existing funding opportunities for prospective postgraduates.

New Postgraduate students

Following the recent announcement of Wolfson’s first fully-funded endowed PhD studentship, The John Hughes PhD Studentship, the College has also established the new Wolfson College PhD Studentship in Geopolitics. 

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the College is able to offer for the first time in 2023 this PhD award, which will cover three years of tuition and maintenance costs for a PhD candidate working on a topic in Geopolitics. 

While applicants pursuing a PhD in History or in Politics & International Relations are likely to be the strongest candidates for the awards, applications will be considered from students working in any subject, provided their research topic falls within one of the key research areas of the Centre for Geopolitics

Applications for the award open on 5 January and close on 1 April.

More funding for PhD students at Wolfson

The new PhD scholarships add to a number of existing PhD funding opportunities, including the Rowan Williams Cambridge & Wolfson College Studentship and the Arts and Humanities Research Council & Wolfson College PhD Studentship.

The College also routinely co-funds four or five Vice-Chancellor's & Wolfson College Studentships (full fees and funding) for new PhD students each year.

Full details of these awards are available on the Fees and Funding page of the website.

Masters funding opportunities   

Alongside these PhD awards, there are also scholarships available to Masters students, including two new scholarships: Wolfson College Masters Scholarship for Women Entrepreneurs from Emerging Economies, which will be awarded for the first time in 2023/2024, and the Cambridge UK & Wolfson College Hoath Family Masters Scholarship in Sustainability and Conservation – which was launched last year.

The scholarship for Women Entrepreneurs is funded by a generous anonymous donor who wishes to support female students from overseas who have resided since birth and are citizens of one of the countries that the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has defined as developing; and who are pursuing a full-time Masters course that is intended to prepare them to return to their home country and develop or improve business opportunities there.  

The scholarship is intended to expand the role of women, particularly those wishing to start or develop their own business, in economies where they have been historically under-represented.  

The scholarship will cover up to £25,000 for one recipient per year for the next five years. Where possible, co-funding opportunities will be sought, in order to increase the amount available to each recipient.

The Hoath Family Masters Scholarship offers, in partnership with the Cambridge Trust, one annual award of £12,000 for a Home fee status MPhil student in a field related to sustainability and conservation.

The award was established in December 2020 by a gift from Emeritus Fellow Dr Steve Hoath in memory of his parents – and is intended to stimulate the development of Wolfson College’s interdisciplinary Sustainability and Conservation Research Hub; encourage students, alumni and members to be involved in the Hub’s activities; and support students who have a broad interest in sustainability and conservation particularly those who might not otherwise have the financial means to do so.

These awards follow numerous other Masters funding opportunities at Wolfson, including the Cambridge UK & Wolfson College Masters Scholarships: two awards of £12,000 each for Home fee status MPhil students in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences.

More info about funding for postgraduate study at Wolfson College

Details of these and other awards are available on the Fees and Funding pages of the website.