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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 Masters' Bursaries Programme 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 Masters courses with the intention of continuing to a PhD (our sister foundation, the Cambridge Trust supports EU students) Details of this competition can be found on 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.

Information of the range of studentships and bursaries for graduate students provided by the University and the Cambridge Trusts can be found via the Graduate Admissions Office website

Cambridge Bursary Scheme

For some years the Isaac Newton Trust was a major contributor to the cost of (and administrator for) the Cambridge Bursary schemes for undergraduates, in partnership with the University and 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:

Internship bursaries (undergraduates)

The Newton Trust has also contribute 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.