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Funding and prizes

Scholarships and prizes

Hughes Hall offers several full and partial scholarships open to all applicants, as well several top-up awards for current and former students.

Hughes Hall is delighted to award college prizes, kindly provided by many different benefactors. These general and subject-specific prizes are awarded to all students who achieve an overall First Class Honours or Distinction on their undergraduate or postgraduate course, or receive a departmental or national/international prize. Congratulations to all recent prizewinners!

Travel and conference grants

Education Unlocked Travel Grants

Many kind donors responded to a 2019 campaign to support Hughes Hall Education students taking postgraduate degrees. The college is extremely grateful for this financial support, and is providing matching funding. As a result, we can offer to Faculty of Education PhD and MPhil students annual grants for travel to conferences or other course-related work (up to £250 p.a.), plus a once-only supplement for pilot study or fieldwork (£100).

For further details and to apply, see the Education Unlocked Travel Grant Application Form.

Edwin Leong Travel Grants

Dr Edwin S.H. Leong has provided a very generous benefaction to Hughes Hall to fund student travel, and we are extremely grateful for this financial support. As a result, Hughes Hall can offer travel grants (normally up to £250 p.a.) for all other subject areas, to:

  • all PhD students, to travel to conferences or other course-related work
  • full-time masters students, to travel to conferences or other course-related work
  • medical students, to travel for electives
  • BA students, to fulfil compulsory requirements outside Cambridge

For further details and to apply, see the Edwin Leong Travel Grant Application Form.

Language course support

The college gives some financial support to students who study a language other than English alongside their course, normally through the Language Centre’s programme (CULP). Support is normally given at the end of the course, and only once per year. To apply, complete and submit the Language Learning Support Form together with your CULP receipt. Note that applications received after your course end-date or thesis submission, or for funding after then, will not normally be considered.

Varsity sport support

The college gives some financial support to students who participate in university sports at first and second team level. To apply, complete and submit the Varsity Sport Application Form together with a letter on headed paper from the club secretary. Note that applications received after your course end-date or thesis submission will not normally be considered.

PhD thesis binding support

Hughes Hall is happy to contribute towards the costs of binding one copy of your PhD thesis. To apply, complete and submit the PhD Thesis Binding Support Form along with your receipt.