The Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust was established on 1 August 2013 from the merger of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and the Cambridge Overseas Trust. These were established as charities by the University of Cambridge in the 1980s in order to provide financial support for international students on degree courses at Cambridge.
The Trust awards approximately 500 scholarships annually and supports between 1,100 and 1,400 students in residence each year from 85 countries across the world. During its history of over 30 years of offering scholarships at the University of Cambridge, the Trust has awarded a total of nearly 19,000 scholarships to international students.
Today, the Trust provides the largest number of scholarships for international students at Cambridge, working with partners worldwide to support students of outstanding academic merit under a variety of scholarship schemes.
Cambridge Scholarship Application Documents Requirement
- Highest transcripts
- Highest Degrees or Certificates
- Motivation Letter
- Recommendation Letters
Application Procedure for Cambridge University Scholarship
- First select the required Course
- Select required College
- Fill online Application form
- UCAS application: If you want to apply to the University, you do so through UCAS. However, at Cambridge the process starts earlier to allow time for all of the application information to be gathered and considered.
- Submit your UCAS application by January 31 – The institution code is CAM C05.
- Other application deadlines apply for those wishing to be interviewed in overseas countries, and for some mature applicants.
- There’s an additional application form if you’re applying for the Graduate Course in Medicine.
- Cambridge Online Preliminary Application (COPA)
- Most applicants are required to take a written admission assessment, either pre-interview or at interview, if interviewed.
- Everyone with a realistic chance of being offered a place is invited to attend an interview.
Application Criteria for Cambridge Scholarship
Scholarships are available only for study at the University of Cambridge, and require that you apply to the University via the normal online application form, and most scholarships require that you apply by the relevant deadline.
There are different procedures for applying for undergraduate study (BA and similar) and for postgraduate study (Masters, PhD and similar).
Applicants must be intending to start a course at the level of:
- Undergraduate (excluding UK/EU applicants)
- Masters (such as MPhil, MASt, LLM)
- Research postgraduate (such as Ph.D.)