Scholarships

General Awards

Two full scholarships for PhD study, and several smaller awards

In 2010 Hughes Hall launched the 125th Anniversary Appeal to raise £1.5 million for the Scholarship Fund, and has now reached this target. We are enormously grateful to all our benefactors for their generosity. This enables us to steadily increase our funding to students, often in joint awards with Cambridge University and other bodies.

FULL Scholarships

Two full Hughes Hall PhD Scholarships are awarded each year for full-time PhD study in any subject, in conjunction with the University of Cambridge. These cover both maintenance and fees for all three fee-paying years. Maintenance will be paid monthly by Hughes Hall at the university’s published rate, and fees via a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for a Home/EU student or a Cambridge International Scholarship for an Overseas student. Applicants must specify Hughes Hall as their first choice college in their university application.

Top-Up Scholarships

Hughes Hall also offers several scholarships of £2,500 per year, kindly provided by benefactors. These will normally be awarded to current or former Hughes Hall students applying for a higher, full-time course. Applicants must specify Hughes Hall as their first or second choice college in their university application.
Elizabeth Cherry Scholarship for PhD with preference for the Arts
Hong Kong Alumni Scholarship for any course
Chui Wen Mei
Scholarship for any course

These awards are available to all nationalities and for all subjects. However, students who are awarded full funding from other grant-giving bodies are not eligible. The awards are tenable for the length of the recipient’s course, subject to annual review of their academic progress and their contribution to college life.

Applicants for these awards must complete the HH Scholarships Application Form and submit it to scholarships@hughes.cam.ac.uk by 1 December of the year before the course begins.

Course and Subject Awards

Taylor Harris Scholarship for Affiliate BA in Law

Kindly provided by an alumnus of the college.
One award of £20,000, in annual instalments of £10,000.
Open to applicants from outside the EU. Eligible offer-holders will be invited to apply after interview.
The poster is available here.

Gabrielle Sacconaghi Bacon Scholarship for MPhil

Kindly provided by an alumna of the college.
One award of £10,000, for any full-time MPhil.
Open to Canadian citizens who are graduates of McGill University, or of another Canadian institution and the Page Program (at least 12 months). Applicants must complete the Cambridge University online application, naming Hughes Hall as first choice, and submit the Hughes Hall Application Form to the Admissions Office, both by 1 December.
Please see the poster, criteria, and application form.

Hughes Hall – Judge Business School Scholarship for MSt in Social Innovation
One award of £10,000, as outlined in the HH-JBS Scholarship particulars.
Applicants must submit the HH-JBS Application Form to the Admissions Office by 30 April.

Bill Ramsay Scholarships for PGCE in Physics
Kindly provided by the Ogden Trust in honour of Bill Ramsey.
Several awards up to £4,000, for applicants who are UK citizens and career changers (at least five years after graduation), and who intend to teach in the state sector.
Open to all applicants for PGCE in Physics accepted by Hughes Hall. Applicants must submit the Ogden Trust Application Form to the Admissions Office by 30 June.

William Charnley Scholarship for LLM or PhD in Law
Kindly provided by a Fellow of the college.
One award of £2,500, with preference for those resident in the UK or intending to practise law in the UK.
Open to all applicants for LLM or PhD acccepted by Hughes Hall. Applicants must submit the Charnley Application Form to the Admissions Office by 30 June.

Note that all dates refer to the academic year before the course begins.

Graduation gowns
Several awards up to £20,000

Hong Kong Awards

Full awards cover maintenance and fees

The following awards kindly provided by benefactors are open to graduates of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) who apply to Hughes Hall to study in Cambridge:

Doris Zimmern Hughes Hall Scholarships, for graduates of HKU, for an MPhil in any subject. Full award.
Edwin S H Leong Hughes Hall Scholarships, for graduates of HKU and CUHK, for a Masters degree in any subject. Full award.
Ho Tim Foundation Hughes Hall Scholarship, for graduates of S H Ho College at CUHK, for a Masters degree in any subject. Full award.
Tse Family Hughes Hall Scholarship, for graduates of HKU, for an MPhil, with preference for Education or Science. £10,000.

Full awards cover: University overseas fee, to a maximum of the PhD science fee; a maintenance allowance at the standard rate; and a settling-in fee. For courses with a higher fee, recipients will need to fund the difference themselves.

Applications for these scholarships must be submitted to HKU or CUHK as appropriate. Applicants must also apply to the University of Cambridge, nominating Hughes Hall as their first choice college.

Other Awards

Applicants should apply for every other form of financial assistance open to them, including awards from the UK Government and sources in their home countries.

Cambridge University has several funding schemes for graduate students. The Cambridge Trust also offers a range of full and partial scholarships to students from all countries.

The Cambridge Bursary Scheme for UK undergraduates is jointly funded by the University and its colleges, including Hughes Hall. The Scheme offers generous bursaries on a sliding scale depending on household income, with a higher rate for mature students resident in Cambridge all year round.

A generous Bursary Scheme for mature undergraduates