Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge


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An example of a graduate room in Canning & Eliza Fok House

This page details funding for applicants for graduate study.  For any queries related to funding for current graduates, including College hardship, academic needs and research funding, please visit the College Funding page.

Funding for Graduate applicants

The cost of studying as a graduate at the University of Cambridge is broken down into the University Composition Fee and maintenance. Through the graduate admissions website on finance, applicants are able to calculate their minimum annual financial commitment.

The Financial Undertaking

All graduate students admitted via the Student Registry are required to sign a Financial Undertaking Form before admission is confirmed. A completed and signed financial undertaking confirms that you have the necessary funds available to support your studies throughout the whole of your course.

It is University and College policy that all graduate students pay their tuition fees for the academic year in full in October. Students receive their invoices upon arrival.  Instalment plans are only ever arranged for students whose scholarships require this arrangement.

Sponsor agreements must be sent to the Student Accounts office before or at arrival.

College funding for applicants

Awards available to applicants through Murray Edwards College include:

The Cambridge Trust- Murray Edwards International Award

Two Vice-Chancellor-Murray Edwards UK Awards

The Newton Trust - Rosemary Murray MPhil awards

The Stephan Körner Graduate Scholarship

Murray Edwards College at present offers one annual Stephan Körner Graduate Studentship for £3,000 per year for a graduate who preferably selects Murray Edwards as her College of first choice and is embarking on an MPhil or a PhD course in Philosophy, Classics or Law.  PLEASE NOTE:  This award will not be awarded until 2018/19.

Murray Edwards Santander Graduate Awards 

Up to three awards of £5000 each are available to support graduate students beginning a new graduate course of study (i.e. MPhil to PhD). No restriction on subject, or residence/nationality. 

MPhil and PhD students are both eligible. For PhD applications, consideration will be given to an award for £5000 a year for 3 years. Applicants are considered on academic merit, and must demonstrate how the award will fit with other funding available/applied for in order to meet the full costs of study. Priority will be given to students in greater financial need. 

The application must be submitted by the last Thursday in May by 12 noon. Two awards will be available in 2017/18.

University funding for applicants

The Graduate Admissions Funding information provides details of university-wide funding opportunities.