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Other Sources of Funding

Please note that the following sources of funding include those which are specifically relevant to the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies subjects.

However, some Colleges offer studentships which are open to all subject areas.

Daiwa Foundation Scholarships in Japanese Studies

Covers tuition fees and maintenance. For British citizens only. Application deadline January 2016.

For further information please refer to the following website:

Louis Cha Scholarship in Pre-Modern Chinese Studies at St John’s College

St John’s College will offer a Louis Cha Scholarship, commencing in October 2015, to enable a student to undertake research at the University of Cambridge in the Literature, History, and Culture of Early and Dynastic China (Pre-1912). The successful applicant will be selected from those who have been allocated a place at St John’s College Cambridge to read for the MPhil or PhD degree in a relevant subject.

This Scholarship award will cover the duration of the student’s course i.e. three academic years and it will comprise of (a) a maintenance grant of £13,500 per annum and (b) approved College and University fees. Applicant should note that the value of this Scholarship will be reduced appropriately to take into account payment from other sources.

For further information please refer to the following website:

Soon-Young Kim Award in the History of East Asian Science and Technology

The Trustees of the Needham Research Institute invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for a Soon-Young Kim Award in the History of East Asian Science and Technology. The Award will be tenable from October 2014.

Applicants are eligible for the award if they hold the following status:

(a) A first year Post Doctoral Research Fellowship or
(b) A first year with a studentship to support research for the degree of PhD at the University of Cambridge, with the potential for renewal each year.

For further information please refer to the following website: Needham Research Institute: The Soon-Young Kim Award