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Support for students Overview

Graduate studentships and bursaries

The Trust does not itself offer graduate studentships. 

However, it is a major contributor to the INT/College MPhil Bursaries scheme run by the Student Registry: the Isaac Newton Trust, in partnership with named Colleges, provides a substantial number of bursaries of up to £12,000 to UK students undertaking MPhil courses with the intention of continuing to a PhD (our sister foundation, the Cambridge Trust supports EU students - please see the University's graduate admissions funding webpages).

 The INT also contributes to PhD studentships through the current AHRC Doctoral Training Programme.

 Please note that the Trust does NOT provide support for research costs of PhD students.


Cambridge Bursary Scheme

For some years the Isaac Newton Trust was the administrator for, and a major contributor to the cost of, the Cambridge Bursary schemes for undergraduates, in partnership with the University and its colleges. These bursaries provide support to nearly 3000 undergraduate students every year, on a sliding scale depending on their household income.

Please note that the Isaac Newton Trust passed the administration for these programmes over to the Student Registry in 2015 and no longer contributes financially. All queries should therefore be direct as follows:

The Student Registry provides information to College staff involved in the administration of the Cambridge Bursary Scheme via a dedicated CamTOOLS site.


Internship bursaries (undergraduates)

The Newton Trust also contributes to the bursary scheme run by the University Careers Service, which funds bursaries for undergraduates undertaking work as interns in the summer vacation. Bursaries are available in three areas: media, arts and heritage and not-for-profit organisations. The aim of the scheme is to make internships affordable for students who could not otherwise work on the terms offered, and priority is often given to students in receipt of a Cambridge Bursary.

Further details about the scheme are available on the University Careers Service website.