Bursaries & Scholarships

St Edmund’s is, as always, grateful to the donors and sponsors who have made these awards possible as well as our awards and prizes available to students in residence. If you wish to discuss donating towards new or existing Student Support initiatives, please contact the Development Office.

What follows is a list of potential funding options for students of St Edmund’s; for a means of searching all funding options throughout the University please follow this link: https://www.student-funding.cam.ac.uk/

Information about College fees and other charges relevant to studying at St Edmund’s can be found on College Finance Office webpages.

General Information regarding application through the Cambridge Trust for Graduate study

Applicants intending to pursue a course of graduate study or research at the University of Cambridge should complete and submit an online application through the Applicant Portal to the University’s Graduate Admissions Office by the specific course deadline. There will be two general course deadlines, 3 December 2021 and 7 January 2022.

By submitting one online application per course applied for, candidates will, where eligible, be considered for:

– admission to a course of graduate study or research by the University

– admission to a College by one or more of the Cambridge Colleges

– funding offered by the Cambridge Trust http://www.cambridgetrust.org/.

Students who apply by the relevant deadline and have been offered conditional admission will be automatically considered for any scholarship for which they are eligible.

Please follow this link for general information about course fees and other associated costs of studying at Cambridge: https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/fees and this link for information about specific College fees: http://www.st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk/finance-office.


Funding for PhD degrees

The Luzio Vice-Chancellors PhD Award

We are delighted to offer The Luzio Vice-Chancellors PhD Scholarship, set up in honour of the former Master, Professor Paul Luzio. The scholarship is open to a new Home or EU PhD student, of outstanding academic promise in the Arts and Humanities fields who has put St Edmund’s as their first choice College. The scholarship covers the University tuition fee and an annual stipend for maintenance (for a single person only) for three years. The only factors taken into consideration in agreeing this scholarship are academic qualifications, references and research potential. The financial situation of applicants does not affect the selection of scholarship winners. Applications should be submitted via the Cambridge Trust.

Our Luzio scholars

Funding for Masters degrees

AGM Randeree Charitable Trust  (RCT) Scholarship

The AGM Randeree Scholarship offers a unique opportunity for prospective students who are actively engaged in the British Muslim community to develop their leadership capabilities. Further details can be found on the AGM Randeree Scholarship website. Students must hold an offer of a place with their Department by the time of interview.

Qurra Tulain 2017-18

Hina Khalid 2018-19

Mohamed Abdelrhman 2020-21










The Ebenezer Ademisoye MPhil Award

This award is for an applicant who has an offer at St Edmund’s College to study an MPhil in a STEM subject or economics and who is in financial need. Preference will be given to an applicant from a Black background.


Open to UK, EU and Overseas students.

Students must have been accepted for a place on an MPhil in the School of Biological Sciences, the School of Physical Sciences, the School of Technology or the Faculty of Economics.

Students must have been offered membership at St Edmund’s College.

Preference will be given to applicants with one of the following categories of ethnicity: Black African; Black Caribbean; Black Other; Mixed – White and Black Caribbean; Mixed – White and Black African; or Other mixed background (to include Black African, Black Caribbean or Black Other)

Candidates must demonstrate financial need.



How to apply

Applications should be made in writing to St Edmund’s College by sending a CV, a declaration of eligibility and a covering letter of no more that 1000 words outlining why you would benefit from the award and demonstrating your financial need. Applications should be made by 1st June 2022 and sent to admissions@st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk.

The McBurney St Edmund’s College MPhil Bursary in Archaeological Science

The bursary is for the best qualified applicant who applies for the MPhil in Archaeology, and who wishes to specialise in Archaeological Science, with a preference for those who have an interest in Geoarchaeology. Students with any fee status (Home/EU/Overseas) are eligible to apply. Applicant must have been accepted for a place on the MPhil in Archaeology with a specialisation in Archaeological Science. The bursary is to the amount of £5,000 and is funded jointly by the Charles McBurney Laboratory for Geoarchaeology, St Edmund’s College, Professor Charles French (a Fellow of St Edmund’s) and private donations. Applications should be made in writing to St Edmund’s College, including a statement of no more than 1,000 words in support of your application. Applications should be made by 1st May 2022 and sent to admissions@st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk.

Omid Scholarship

The Omid Trust is an independent and non-partisan charity based in the UK. It is dedicated to supporting the brightest Iranian students and enabling them to pursue higher education at leading universities around the world. It works with the Cambridge Trust to co-fund the Omid Cambridge Scholarship, available for Iranian students who apply to take a Masters degree at the University of Cambridge. The scholarship is tenable at St Edmund’s College and applications can be made in the normal way to the Trusts.

The St Edmund’s College & CJBS Social Innovation scholarship

The studentships (£8,250 payable in 2022/23 and £8,250 payable in 2023/24) has been made available by St Edmund’s College in partnership with Cambridge Judge Business School for applicants on the MSt in Social Innovation.

St Edmund’s and CJBS welcome applications from any candidate, irrespective of nationality or geographical location. Applications are particularly welcomed from social sector practitioners (working at organisations with limited resources, such as NGOs, in particular).

To apply for this funding applicants will be required to submit an application:

  • outlining a social innovation idea (or a change project within an organisation) which the programme can help realise
  • explaining how the candidate will be able to play a part in the life of St Edmund’s College.

Candidates must have received an offer to join the programme in October 2022 and membership at St Edmund’s College before they can be considered for the scholarship.

Further details can be found on Cambridge Judge Business School website. MSt in Social Innovation team will instruct you on how to apply for the scholarship.

Applications should be made by 17th May 2022.

Funding for Undergraduates

Cambridge Bursary Scheme

The Cambridge Bursary Scheme provides bursaries to Home and EU undergraduates studying for a first degree of up to £3,500 (or £5,600 for some mature students) per year for students with household incomes of less than £42,620. The Bursary is in addition to the support available from the Government. Further details can be found here.

Please follow this link for general information about Tuition Fees and other associated costs of studying as an undergraduate at Cambridge:  https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/fees-and-finance/tuition-fees and this link for information about specific College fees: http://www.st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk/finance-office


Funding for all students

The St Edmund’s College Alumni Sports Bursary

Thanks to the generosity of a group of St Edmund’s College rowing alumni, the College is proud to offer a Sports Bursary for 2021/22 of £3,000.

The Sports Bursary will be available to a current St Edmund’s College student or offer-holder who is a University-level sports person and is, or will be, training with or trialling for a University Sports team, can demonstrate a high level of academic achievement and is in financial need. There are also a number of smaller awards available for other elite athletes, so applications are encouraged.   

The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday, 19th July 2021.

You can apply for the Sports Bursary by completing the Sports Bursary application form and the Student Budget Planner spreadsheet and returning them to Katharine Cantell at: knc23@cam.ac.uk.

The main Sports Bursary will be awarded in October 2021 upon matriculation to St Edmund’s College, but smaller sports awards may be available sooner, in certain circumstances. Please contact Katharine if you have any questions.