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Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholars Programme


A Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholarship covers the following costs for PhD students:

  • the University Composition Fee at the appropriate rate for the duration of your course.
  • a maintenance allowance (living costs) for the duration of your course. For the academic year 2023-24, this is £20,000.
  • The option to request maintenance funding during the 12 month writing-up period, should this be required.
  • a personal research allowance (for expenditure on personal research expenses and research-related activities, for example, books and conference attendance) of up to £6,000 over the duration of your course.
  • the cost of an inbound student visa and the cost of the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) for the duration of the visa granted, as applicable for international students.
  • The cost of economy travel for the purpose of bringing the Scholar from their usual place of residence to Cambridge, from within and from outside the UK, to begin the course and to return home at the end of he course.

A calendar of activities and academic events will also be available to Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholars over the course of each academic year.