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EPSRC CDT in Sensor Technologies for a Healthy and Sustainable Future


EPSRC Studentships

We are able to award about ten EPSRC studentships per year to eligible candidates.

Students are eligible if they have no restrictions on how long they can stay in the UK and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the studentship. More details are available on the EPSRC website.

These studentships will:

  • cover your University fees (at home fees level)
  • provide you with a maintenance grant at the UKRI level, which usually increases annually and is not subject to UK income tax or national insurance
  • include a Research Training and Support Grant you can use for other training costs, such as attending a conference

If you submit an application and meet the eligbility criteria, we will automatically consider you for EPSRC funding.

This year, we guarantee up to ten interview spaces to students who are eligible for an EPSRC studentship, meet the minimum admissions criteria set by the University and are from an underrepresented group (students from areas of low higher education participation, low household income or low socioeconomic status, some black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) students, mature students, disabled students, care leavers).

Other Funding

If you are not eligible for EPSRC funding, you can seek funding from other scholarship programmes at the University of Cambridge, including Gates Cambridge, Harding and the Cambridge Trust.

No separate application is normally needed to be considered for scholarships administered by the University of Cambridge. However, it is important to research all options thoroughly, to tick the relevant boxes in your application and to provide supporting statements were required.

Please note the following application deadlines if you would like to be considered for funding administered by the University:

Gates Scholarship for US citizens - 12 October 2022
Gates Scholarship for non-US citizens - 05 January 2023
Graduate Funding Competition - 05 January 2023

More information is available here.

External Funding

Some of our students are able to secure funding from other international or national sources. Applicants can provide information on external funding at the point of application or later. Please note that the offer of a place in the programme is based on academic merit and not influenced by the availability of external funding.

Course Fees

Further information on fees for this programme is available.

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