Graduate Studentships

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The Governing Body of Peterhouse intends to award a number of Graduate Studentships, to be taken up in October.

Peterhouse Graduate Studentships will be held for the normal duration of the degree.  In the competition for studentships to start in October 2022, the college will offer studentships ONLY for students undertaking doctoral degrees; students doing Masters degrees or other qualifications such as diplomas are ineligible to apply.

Please note that the studentship competition traditionally attracts a large number of applicants, and to be successful, applicants should be of the highest academic calibre. While we do not specify a threshold for eligibility, since academic systems and qualifications vary immensely internationally and we wish to attract candidates from around the world, applicants should generally have a first in all previous degrees (UK), a GPA of 3.80 or higher (USA), or be in the top 10% of their cohorts.

To be eligible for a Peterhouse studentship, applicants must be accepted as a doctoral student by the University of Cambridge. They must therefore submit an application through the University’s Board of Graduate Studies, and they must meet whatever criteria are specified by the University and the department or faculty to which they apply. You need to make sure that  the Faculty to which you apply also considers you for all University studentships for which you are eligible. You will find useful information on the University’s Graduate Funding page, at  Note that your application for a PhD is made to the University and not to Peterhouse.  You can make your application for Peterhouse Graduate Studentships at the same time as your university application. Successful applicants must study at Peterhouse.  PhD students who have already started their doctoral studies are eligible only if they are already members of Peterhouse.

The value of each studentship will depend on whether students are in receipt of other grants. If a successful applicant has no funding from other sources, then their studentship will cover University and College fees plus maintenance at the same level as the Arts and Humanities Research Council awards (currently £15609 per year for doctoral students). This is what is meant by 'full funding'.

Successful applicants who have grants from other sources will receive some proportion of full funding. Students who already have full funding are not eligible to apply for a Peterhouse studentship.

Any further queries please contact Helen Cross  e: