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Smuts Memorial Fund


The Smuts Fund and the Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust annually fund up to two international students on PhD courses.

A successful applicant:

  • may be a citizen of any country outside the EU
  • must be liable for fees at the overseas rate (see Your Fee Status)
  • must apply to study a PhD at the University of Cambridge and be offered admission (see Prospective Graduate Students)
  • must complete Section B of the application form to indicate that s/he wishes to be considered for scholarship funding, and must submit the completed application by the published deadline (normally at the start of December in the year before the start of the PhD)
  • must propose a PhD research topic that is specifically related to a Commonwealth country or countries (excluding the UK), normally in the fields of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Each scholarship will be awarded for three years, and will pay the University Composition Fee and an annual stipend sufficient for a single person. The scholarships are tenable at any College within the University of Cambridge.

For further information please contact either the Fund Administrator [] or the Cambridge Trust (email:

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