Skip to main content­­­Lucy Cavendish offers several academic studentships, which are awarded competitively each year to postgraduate offer-holders. 

College studentships 

The deadline for most Lucy Cavendish studentships is 31 March every year, and for the awards that this applies to our Studentship & Awards Committee is not able to consider applications from offer-holders who are made an offer after this date.

If you have an offer of a Postgrad place at Cambridge and a College offer from Lucy Cavendish prior to the deadline for awards, you will be automatically considered for any award that your circumstances make you eligible for on the basis of your Postgrad application to Cambridge, with no further application necessary.

For awards with a 31 March deadline we contact successful offer-holders, and those on the reserve list for an award, no later than 31 May.

Unless otherwise specified PhD and Masters offer-holders are considered for all awards.  Part-time students are not usually considered, but some awards which we co-offer with departments are specifically for part-time students.

Note, amounts shown below are current and may vary from year to year.

  • The Lucy Cavendish-Trinity Global Health Studentship - annual scholarship to support an MPhil Population Health Sciences student.  Value £30,000, to cover fees and living costs for a Home student and the majority of fees for an Overseas student.  There is no specific MPhil PHS stream or research preference, but the applicant must select Lucy Cavendish as first choice College.

  • Lucy Cavendish College Masters in Bioscience Enterprise Studentship. Value of £6,000 or £12,000. Candidates must select Lucy Cavendish as their first College choice. Candidates must have received an offer to join the Masters in Bioscience Enterprise (MBE) programme and an offer of membership at Lucy Cavendish College. Applications are made directly to the MBE administration team. For more information on how to apply please visit the Departmental website.

  • Lucy Cavendish College and CISL Sustainability Leadership Access Bursary. To be considered for the bursary candidates must have applied for the Masters through the standard admissions process, administered by the Institute of Continuing Education, and have submitted a bursary application by email, by the department's deadline for application. For more information on how to apply please visit the Departmental website.

  • The Malati Kanbur Award for offer-holders following the Primary Care Research stream of the MPhil in Population Health Sciences, supervised by Professor Jonathan Mant, Head of Primary Care Unit, with an interest in focusing on stroke and elderly research in their dissertation. Offer-holders must make Lucy Cavendish their first choice College in their application to Cambridge, and the Department will nominate an offer-holder to receive the award from their pool of offer-holders for the course.  Contact the Department for more information.

  • The Becker Studentship, for Law students following LLM and MCL degrees. The current value of the Scholarship is around £3,000.  Deadline 1 June 2022.

  • The Breaking Barriers Student Support Fund provides one Dominey Scholarship per year in support of a Postgraduate student. 

  • The Evelyn Povey Studentship for French Citizens and the Evelyn Povey Studentship in French Studies. Each has a value of around £2,500.

  • The Masterman Braithwaite Studentship, for students of Linguistics. 

  • The Lord Frederick Cavendish Studentship, open to any student. Value around £4,500.

  • The Dorothy and Joseph Needham Studentship, for students in the sciences.

  • The American Friends Studentships, for students from the USA and Canada.

  • The Ernest Hecht Studentship to support mature female students from the UK, in any discipline. Value around £3,500.

  • The Commemorative Bursaries to support students in the Arts. Value around £3,000.

  • The Alumnae Association Studentship available to current students continuing their studies at Lucy Cavendish.

  • The Leigh Stoeber Studentship for offer-holders of the MSt Social Innovation who apply to the CCSI (Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation) Studentships. This award is dedicated to the memory of our former Senior Tutor, Dr Leigh Stoeber. It has been made possible by the generosity of a donor to Lucy Cavendish College and is administered in partnership with Cambridge Judge Business School. M.St Social Innovation offer-holders have the opportunity to apply for the Leigh Stoeber Studentship once they have received a formal offer of a place on the MSt Social Innovation programme by the department's deadline. Successful applicants to the programne will be provided with information about how to submit a studentship application by the MSt in Social Innovation team, and must submit their application by the department's deadline, usually in mid-May.

  • The Malati Kanbur Award

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Alternative sources of financial support 

You can search here ( to find funding opportunities which may be available to you at the University of Cambridge. 

The University offers travel grants for academic or research related activity, and you can contact the University’s Student Registry for more details on these. 

The Cambridge Trust also offers financial support to postgraduates. 

Other sources of support and advice may include: 

Support to enrich your Cambridge Experience 

Small grants are also available from Lucy Cavendish College for costs associated with: 

  •  Travel, Research, Conferences, Language Courses and Careers- or Enterprise-focused Short Courses

  • Medical & Veterinary Electives 

  • Participating in elite Sport 

For current students interested in applying for support to enrich their Cambridge experience, please visit the Financial Support section of the members area of the College website.

If you are a prospective applicant wishing to study at Lucy Cavendish in the future, or an offer-holder, please contact our Admissions Team at for further information. 

Making the Most of Cambridge Fund

We know from experience that those who optimise their co- and extra-curricular activities at Cambridge go on to perform better in their degree.

Thanks to the generosity of donors during our annual Giving Week, funding is available to enable students at Lucy Cavendish College, to ‘Make the Most of Cambridge’, enhancing their studies and ensuring they progress confidently in their chosen career.

The funding is available for:

  • Co-curricular activities, such as taking part in subject-focused societies, academic conferences or field trips.
  • Participation in extra-curricular activities including volunteering, professional workshops, short career- and enterprise-related courses, boot-camps, sports teams (including subscription fees and/or sports kits), drama or music groups and other societies.

For more information and to apply please visit our Finance page, accessible to offer-holders and current students only using the link and log-in from their membership email from Lucy Cavendish.


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