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Selwyn Borthwick Masters Studentship in Studies in the Ancient World

Selwyn College is pleased to announce a new Masters Studentship for a top scoring Masters candidate with a research focus on the ancient world. Potential areas of study could be Archaeology, Classics, Art History, History, Anthropology, or other related subjects, depending on the focus of research. The Studentship will be awarded for entry in October 2022. The Studentship is open to exceptionally well-qualified UK candidates, of outstanding academic potential, who intend to study for a PhD degree in the future.

Those wishing to be considered should apply to the University in the normal manner. Applicants should specify Selwyn as their preferred College on the University of Cambridge application form, and indicate that they are applying for the Borthwick Studentship. Award winners will also be eligible to apply for extra fieldwork funding.

BSECS Cambridge Masters Studentship in Eighteenth-Century Studies

Selwyn College and the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, with the support of the University of Cambridge, are delighted to announce a Masters Studentship in any field of Eighteenth-Century Studies, be that English Literature, History, Languages, Musicology, or other related subjects. The studentship will be awarded for entry in October 2022. We particularly wish to support and promote the presence of BME scholars in the field of eighteenth-century studies. The Studentship is open to highly-motivated UK candidates, of outstanding academic potential, who intend to study for a PhD degree in the future.

Those wishing to be considered should apply to the University in the normal manner. Applicants should specify Selwyn as their preferred College on the University of Cambridge application form, and indicate that they are applying for the BSECS Cambridge Studentship.

Elgar Masters Studentship

The College is delighted to announce that it has recently received a legacy from an old member which has allowed us to establish a scholarship for a current Selwyn student who wishes to continue to postgraduate study at Master’s level. It has been agreed that, in keeping with the benefactor’s wishes, we should give priority to those who have been in receipt of a Cambridge Bursary and/or come from widening participation backgrounds. 

The proposal is to offer one full studentship per year. Candidates should apply for their desired postgraduate course of study in the normal way, naming Selwyn as their first choice college. There is no need for a separate application or reference as, once we have determined eligibility, we shall use the University’s ranking system to determine the top ranked candidate. In the event that this person obtains a matched award from a Department or another source, we may be able to make a second award.

The 'John and Angela' - Masters in conservation leadership

The Studentship is open to exceptionally well-qualified candidates, who intend to study at the College for an MPhil in conservation leadership.  Postgraduates of any University may apply.  Eligible applicants must have applied for admission, or already received an offer of admission to the University of Cambridge.  The Studentship will be tenable for one year.

Those wishing to be considered for The 'John and Angela' - Masters in conservation leadership should apply to the University in the normal manner, indicating their preference for Selwyn College.  The successful applicant will be selected by the College, in consultation with the conservation leadership course, and must become a member of the College on taking up the studentship.

 

Vice-Chancellor's Selwyn Littlefield PhD Studentship in the Arts and Humanities

There is currently an award-holder in place for this studentship.

Cambridge Trust and Selwyn College Masters Award

The scheme funds outstanding UK Masters-level students, and preference is given to applicants who have declared an intention to continue to a PhD. The scheme offers awards of £12,000. Prospective students should apply in the usual way, listing Selwyn as their preferred college. We expect to offer two studentships for 2022 entry. This studentship is offered every year.

Selwyn College and AHRC Doctoral Studentship

There is currently an award-holder in place for this studentship. We expect to offer another studentship in 2022.

Selwyn Sykes Cambridge Masters Studentship in Italian Studies

The Sykes Studentship enters its seventh year at Selwyn, offering a studentship for a UK MPhil student focusing on Italian studies for entry in October 2022. The Studentship is open to exceptionally well-qualified candidates, of outstanding academic potential, who intend to study at the College for an MPhil with a focus on Italian Studies. Postgraduates of any University may apply. Eligible applicants must have applied for admission, or already received an offer of admission to the University of Cambridge. The Studentship will be tenable for one year in the case of an MPhil.

Those wishing to be considered for the Selwyn Sykes Studentship should apply to the University in the normal manner, indicating their preference for Selwyn College. The successful applicant will be selected by the College, in consultation with the Italian Section, and must become a member of Selwyn College on taking up the Studentship.

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to contact the Department in advance to discuss their research interests and postgraduate plans. The current postgraduate coordinator is: Professor Pierpaolo Antonello – paa25@cam.ac.uk

Hamilton Cambridge International Scholarship

Selwyn College and the Cambridge Trust occasionally offer a Hamilton Cambridge International Scholarship. The scholarship is for a non-EU PhD student in any subject, and will cover University and College fees plus an annual stipend for three years. Applicants should specify Selwyn as their preferred College on the University of Cambridge application form, and indicate that they are applying for the Hamilton Scholarship.  The next award will be made in 2024.

Selwyn Masters Scholarship

Selwyn College is offering two scholarships for MPhil students who have joined Selwyn in October 2021. The scholarship contributes £4,500 towards maintenance costs in college, which will be applied directly to the award winners’ college bill in Lent Term. Some smaller awards may also be made. The competition will be announced in Michaelmas to current Selwyn MPhil students, who will need to apply online. Decisions will be based on academic excellence and preference will be given to students who have taken loans.

Bowman Scholarship

Selwyn College offers the Bowman Scholarship each year. It is intended to assist with the fees and maintenance of a former member of Nottingham High School studying for an advanced degree at the University of Cambridge or a BA degree as an affiliated student.   It is only tenable for Selwyn College. For further details please see Bowman_Scholarship.pdf

Walters-Kundert Studentship

The Walters-Kundert fund supports up to two PhD students at any one time to undertake doctoral work in the Department of Chemistry; the recipients need to be members of Selwyn or to transfer their College affiliation to Selwyn. Candidates need to go through the applications process run by the Department.

Oxford Wave Research PhD Studentship

Forensic Phonetics and Automatic Speaker Recognition

There is currently an award-holder in place for this studentship.

Richard Edwards MPhil Studentship in the History of Art

Selwyn College welcomes applications for the Richard Edwards MPhil in the History of Art.  Applications may include research in art history and allied subjects, including architecture and design.  Preference would be given in the first instance to those studying History of Art. Prospective students should apply in the usual way, listing Selwyn as their preferred college. The Studentship will be awarded for entry in October 2022. 

Other Sources of Funding

For information about the new Postgraduate Master’s Loan, please see here (Please pay close attention to the rules on eligibility, as not everyone is eligible. Though UK part-time students are.)

For more funding options please see here.

 


Funding for Current Selwyn Students

The College has two funds to assist postgraduate students with research-related expenses, one for travel (e.g. to conferences), and one for other essential items such as books, software, meeting registrations, etc. In addition, there are funds available to specific categories of students; e.g. those studying Engineering, Theology or Mathematics, former pupils of Nottingham High School, or those travelling overseas to carry out biological or anthropological research.  Please contact us if you think you might be eligible.

College hardship funds are also available for those who meet unexpected financial difficulties during their course.

A thesis binding grant, currently £100, is available to all PhD students on submission of their thesis.

Bursaries, Grants and Prizes at Selwyn

You can read about the range of scholarships, bursaries and financial support available to postgraduate and undergraduate students at Selwyn here.