Scholarships

General Awards

Two full scholarships for PhD study in any subject, 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, in conjunction with the University of Cambridge, to applicants for full-time PhD study in any subject. These cover both fees and maintenance for all three fee-paying years. Maintenance will be paid by Hughes Hall at the agreed 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.

These awards are available to applicants of all nationalities and for all subjects, and are tenable for up to three fee-paying years, subject to annual review. However, the are not available to applicants who are awarded full funding from other grant-giving bodies, or to students who have already started their doctoral study.

Applicants for these awards must complete the HH Scholarships Application Form and submit it to scholarships@hughes.cam.ac.uk by 7 January 2020. All those offered a university place will be informed of the outcome of their Hughes Hall scholarship application by 31 March if possible, otherwise in early April.

Top-Up Scholarships

Hughes Hall also offers several smaller scholarships of £2,500 per year, kindly provided by benefactors. These are awarded on the same conditions as above, including that applicants must specify Hughes Hall as their first choice college in their university application.
Elizabeth Cherry Scholarship for PhD, with preference for the Arts
Hong Kong Alumni Scholarship for any PhD
Sarah Squire Scholarship
for any PhD
One award for any PhD will be available in 2020.

 

Course and Subject Awards

Edwin Leong Scholarships for PhD in Life Sciences

Two FULL scholarships awarded every three years for full-time PhD in Life Sciences, with preference for studies related to ageing or paediatrics. The scholarships cover both fees and maintenance for all three fee-paying years, and are kindly provided by a benefactor in conjunction with the University of Cambridge via a Vice-Chancellor’s Award (for a Home/EU student) or a Cambridge International Scholarship (for an Overseas student). Recipients will be selected in consultation with the relevant university departments, and must accept membership of Hughes Hall.
NB. This award is not available in 2020.

Taylor Harris Scholarship for Affiliate BA in Law

Kindly provided by an alumnus of the college.
One award of £20,000 (in two annual instalments of £10,000), given to the best applicant from outside the EU. All eligible applicants who are offered a place will be considered for the award in May. 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 scholarships@hughes.cam.ac.uk, both by 7 January 2020.
Please see the poster, criteria, and application form.

Hughes Hall – CJBS Scholarship for MSt in Social Innovation
One award of £10,000, as outlined in the HH-CJBS MSt Scholarship particulars.
Applicants must submit the HH-CJBS MSt Scholarship Application Form to scholarships@hughes.cam.ac.uk by 17 May 2020.

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 accepted by Hughes Hall. Applicants must submit the Charnley Application Form to scholarships@hughes.cam.ac.uk by 30 June 2020.

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 PhD, MPhil or MASt. Full award.

Edwin Leong Hughes Hall Scholarships, for graduates of CUHK, for MPhil or MASt. Full award.

Ho Tim Foundation Hughes Hall Scholarship, for graduates of S H Ho College at CUHK, for MPhil or MASt. Full award.

Tse Family Hughes Hall Scholarship, for graduates of HKU, for MPhil or MASt, 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