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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


The University and Faculty offer a wide range of studentships to support MPhil and PhD study. There is comprehensive information about University funding on the Graduate Admissions pages.

The University also provides a funding search, which includes the grants available to Faculty Students.

When using this search, please ensure that you choose either Middle Eastern Studies or East Asian Studies under 'Eligible department'.

If you indicate in your application that you wish to be considered for University funding, you will also automatically be considered for the various studentships offered by the Faculty relevant to your degree course. 

The Faculty studentships are supported by the following funding sources:

  • Cambridge Toshiba Japan and the World Scholarship, PhD, Japanese Studies
  • E. G. Browne Memorial Research Studentship, priority given to PhD, MPhil also considered, Persian Studies
  • Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Scholarships, MPhil or PhD, Japanese Studies
  • Hebrew Studies, varies
  • Japan and the World Graduate Scholarships, MPhil or PhD, Japanese Studies
  • Japanese Studies Scholarships, MPhil or PhD, Japanese Studies
  • R. A. Nicholson Studentship, MPhil or PhD, Persian Studies
  • Rapson Scholarship, MPhil or PhD, work relating to India and/or Iran, particularly using Sanskrit, Pali or Avestan sources
  • Soudavar Research Studentships in Persian Studies, PhD, Persian Studies
  • Wright Studentship, MPhil or PhD, Arabic Studies

Beyond the Faculty, some other sources of external funding include:

The Faculty also holds a large number of small funds to support current graduate students, for example for language acquisition, fieldwork and research travel. Please contact the Graduate Administrator for more information.

Key contact

Graduate Administrator