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Funding Graduate Study

Once you have assessed the core costs of your chosen course of study, you can start to explore the various schemes which are available to support graduate study at Cambridge: 

You should note that some of these schemes have very early deadlines (e.g. early October in the year preceding admission for the Gates Cambridge Trust), so you should begin researching funding opportunities at least a year before you intend to begin your course.

In addition to the core University funding, there are a number of schemes available specifically for Music students:

William Barclay Squire Graduate Studentships

In addition to the University-wide funding schemes, the Faculty of Music also considers all applicants applying for funding for William Barclay Squire Graduate Studentships.  Partial studentships (equivalent to the University Composition Fee at the Home rate) are available to MPhil and PhD candidates whose research is rooted in the History of Music with one or two awards made in each application cycle.  All eligible applicants will automatically be considered as long as you complete the funding section of the Graduate Application Form (via the  Applicant Portal).

Funded PhD Studentship: Past and Present Musical Encounters across the Strait of Gibraltar

For prospective PhD students hoping to join the Faculty in October 2019, we are excited to offer this substantial studentship (equivalent to the University Composition Fee and Maintenance at the Home rate) as part of the ERC-funded project Past and Present Musical Encounters across the Strait of Gibraltar.  See the Graduate Admissions pages for further details of the studentship including how to apply.

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