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Faculty of Biology


Please see the Postgraduate School of Life Sciences website for details on funding opportunities in the life sciences (in addition to those highlighted below) and consult the Postgraduate Admissions website for information about general funding opportunities, see: Funding overview | Postgraduate Admissions (

School of Biological Sciences Masters Bursary

Applicants to taught MPhil courses based in the School of Biological Sciences, who have received a conditional offer of admission to start in October 2023, are eligible to apply for an SBS Master’s Bursary Award in support of their studies here at Cambridge. 

These awards are aimed at applicants from low-income households with experience of educational disadvantage who will be charged University fees at the Home or UK rate. They provide a top-up maintenance grant (c.£5,000) to support living expenses when a postgraduate Master’s loan or grant is taken with Student Finance England, Student Awards Agency Scotland, Student Finance Wales or Student Finance NI.

Cambridge BBSRC DTP PhD Programme

Information on the Cambridge BBSRC DTP PhD Programme studentships is available here.

Alexander Crummell Scholarships 2023 (MPhil and PhD)

In collaboration with Queens’ College, Cambridge, the School of Biological Sciences is inviting applications for the Alexander Crummell MPhil and PhD Scholarships. These scholarships are aimed at Home (UK fee rate) students with Black or Black-Mixed ethnicity, applying for an MPhil or PhD degree in a science-based subject at the University of Cambridge. The terms of the award include that you will become a member of Queens’ College, Cambridge. Find out more about about MPhil Scholarships and PhD Scholarships.