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Funding Schemes

The University welcomes International students and researchers.

The process of selection is always based on research excellence and on the alignment of the candidate's research interest with that of the chosen department and supervisor(s). It is therefore important to seek dialogue with the chosen department and supervisor to ensure research interests are aligned.  If encountering difficulties, guidance for the application process  is available at Departments and within the University's networks and initiatives.

A number of funding opportunities are available every year across the entire University.  Applicants wishing to apply for funding to carry out their studies at Cambridge  from any funding scheme  are encouraged to contact potential supervisors and their chosen department well before the funding application deadline to discuss their applications.

Details of funding schemes and funding opportunities can be found at:


EU and UK students

Cambridge home scholarship scheme (CHSS) (graduates only)

Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD Programme in Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

The Cambridge Trust source of funding to scholars at Cambridge

The Cambridge Medical Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership


International students

Cambridge international scholarship scheme (CISS) (graduate)

Cambridge Australia Scholarships

Cambridge Trust Scholarships available for African applicants

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Caprex Fellowships

Thrive Fellowships

Information about the research Divisions within the Department of Medicine and the research interests of individual principal investigators can be found by following the links.

Department of Medicine Divisions

Principal Investigators/Supervisors

General information on many of research degrees offered by the Department of Medicine can be found at

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