Information on fees and funding sources is provided here by the University of Cambridge Graduate Admissions office.
- About the University of Cambridge application fee
- About funding opportunities at Cambridge. As long as you apply by the funding deadline, by ticking ‘Yes – I wish to apply for funding’ in the funding section of the Applicant Portal, you will automatically be considered for a wide range of scholarships.
- About external sources of funding: try this overview and this page on funding for postgraduate study
- About UK Government-backed postgraduate loans.
- About funding for African students
The University’s Graduate Admissions website provides a full range of useful information including an explanation of the University’s college system and about accommodation here in Cambridge.
The university composition fees (tuition fees) for study commencing in October 2024 are:
MPhil in Population Health Sciences: Home £13,554 and International £35,742
Part-time MPhil PHS students will pay half of the composition fee for each year of study.
Departmental scholarships are available for selected students. These scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the course admissions committee to cover a portion of the tuition fees. All applicants will automatically be considered for these scholarships. For further details: Department of Public Health and Primary Care MPhil Studentship – Postgraduate Funding Search (cam.ac.uk)
The Lucy Cavendish – Trinity Global Health Studentship
This is an annual scholarship of £30,000 to support MPhil Population Health Sciences’ students.
The studentship is to cover tuition fees and maintenance fees for Home students and can cover the majority of tuition fees for Overseas students. There is no specific MPhil PHS theme preference for the award. In academic year 2024/25, the applicant must select Trinity college as their first choice college.
All applicants who select Trinity college as their first choice college will automatically be considered for this scholarship.
For further details: The Lucy Cavendish-Trinity Global Health Studentship – Postgraduate Funding Search (cam.ac.uk)
GDAR MPhil scholarship
Established in 2017, the global diet and activity research (GDAR) Network (www.gdarnet.org) is focused on built and food environments to prevent non-communicable diseases (NCD). Led by the University of Cambridge, Network members are in South Africa (University of Cape Town and University of Witwatersrand), Nigeria (University of Lagos), Kenya (Kenya Medical Research Institute), Cameroon (University of Yaounde I), Jamaica (University of West Indies), Brazil (Federal University of Minas Gerais), and UN Habitat. A long-term goal of the GDAR Network is to generate evidence for sustainable, resilient NCD prevention related to healthy diets and physical activity in the broader context of urban development and climate emergencies in diverse low and middle-income settings.
Funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the current project of the Network running from Sept 2021-Aug 2025 is GDARSpaces, a syndemic approach to the prevention of diet- and activity-related NCDs in the context of urbanisation and climate change. As part of this project, the Network is offering a scholarship for one student per year from a partner country (South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroon, Jamaica, Brazil) to undertake the MPhil in Population Health Sciences (Global Health theme).
Applicants to the Global Health theme from these countries will automatically be considered for this scholarship.
As part of the scholarship, in addition to tuition fees and a stipend of £20,000, the successful candidates will join the early career researcher forum of the Network, offering an opportunity to build their peer network with researchers globally as well as accessing additional training opportunities. In addition, the incumbent will be supported to identify a dissertation topic using data from the Network’s research activities.
For further details: GDAR MPhil scholarship – Postgraduate Funding Search (cam.ac.uk)
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Cambridge is designed to provide talented students from economically marginalised and hard-to-reach communities in Africa with fully-funded opportunities to complete their Master’s training, grow in transformative leadership, and contribute to climate resilience and sustainability in Africa. Full details are at: https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/funding-overview/mastercard-foundation-scholars-program-university-cambridge.