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Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholars Programme


Who can apply for a Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholarship?


Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholarships are available to candidates applying to pursue a full-time or part-time PhD course of study at the University of Cambridge. Candidates applying for a PhD via a fully integrated MRes+PhD (1+3) route are also eligible.


Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholarships are fully-funded and open to PhD students of any nationality.


Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholarships are open to PhD students in any discipline.


Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholarships can be held at 23 eligible Colleges.

Already studying at the University of Cambridge?

If you are currently studying at Cambridge and you wish to apply for a new PhD course here then you will be eligible for consideration for a Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholarship, provided you fulfil the eligibility criteria above. For example, you would be eligible if you are currently studying for an MPhil at Cambridge and you are applying to pursue a PhD here.

However, if you have already started your PhD course at the University of Cambridge, you cannot ask to be considered for a Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholarship to fund the remainder of it.