Cambridge Schröder Scholarship in German Studies

Are you interested in pursuing higher education Abroad, with scholarship funds in 2024, and in Cambridge? Then you can look no further than the Cambridge Schröder Scholarship in German Studies.  In this article, we will explain the Scholarship program, its benefits and the step-by-step application process.

Cambridge Schröder Scholarship in German Studies is available to PhD applicants of any nationality in the field of German Studies. The scholarship is offered in partnership with the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages.

The PhD Scholarship for a student admitted for doctoral study in the German Section will be available starting from October 1, 2024. It provides full funding for three years initially, specifically for international applicants. This scholarship is jointly funded by the Schröder Fund and the Cambridge Trust, through the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards. There is no separate application process required.

Scholarship Summary:

  • Level of Study: Masters | PhD
  • Institution(s): Cambridge University
  • Study in UK
  • Financial coverage: Fully Funded.

Scholarship Benefits:

  • University tuition fee
  • Annual stipend (sufficient for a single person).

Schröder MPhil Scholarship:

The Schröder Fund sponsors the MPhil Scholarship, which will be available starting from October 1, 2024. It’s open to students of any nationality who are undertaking one of the MPhil courses in the MMLL Faculty and specializing in German topics. Depending on other funding sources, the Scholarship will cover full or part of the costs for one year.

To apply, candidates must send a letter of application to the Director of the German Section by email to german@mmll.cam.ac.uk, stating the MPhil course they intend to undertake in 2024-25, their specific interests in German, and how they plan to finance the course, including all sources of income available or applied for during that period. Applicants should also indicate their willingness for their submitted papers to be considered for the award. The award is expected to be announced in May 2024.

Tiarks Awards:

The Tiarks German Scholarship Fund aims to promote German studies at Cambridge. It supports postgraduate work in the following ways:

  • Tiarks Scholarships: These may be offered to candidates for one of the MPhil courses in the MMLL Faculty specializing in German topics or prospective PhD students in their first year of research in the German Section in 2024-25.
  • Tiarks Grants: Small grants, especially for travel, may be provided to graduate students studying German topics in the German Section, provided they have already sought funds from their college.

Details about the current conditions and application methods for these awards are provided in the notices below.

Schröder/Tiarks PhD Scholarship

This PhD Scholarship for a student admitted for doctoral study in the German Section will be offered from 1 October 2024, providing full funding over three years (in the first instance) at the UK fee level. The Scholarship is funded jointly by the Schröder and Tiarks Funds. There is no separate application process.

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Tiarks German Scholarships: Notice

The Electors to the Tiarks German Scholarship give notice that they intend to award Tiarks Scholarships for the academic year 2024-25. The Scholarship value will depend on the other sources of income available to the successful candidates. The Electors are unable to offer full funding.

Applications are invited from:

  • candidates for the MPhil in European, Latin American and Comparative Literatures and Cultures who are offering at least one German module in 2024-25;
  • candidates for the MPhil in Film and Screen Studies who will be working on a German topic in 2024-25;
  • candidates for the MPhil in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics who are taking at least one Germanic module in 2024-25;
  • prospective PhD students who will be in their first year of research in the German Section in 2024-25.

A letter of application, stating the course of study or research which it is proposed to undertake in 2024-25 and how it is proposed to finance the course, including all sources of income, available or applied for, in that period, must be sent to the Director of the German Section, by e-mail to german@mmll.cam.ac.uk, to arrive not later than 25 April 2024. Applicants for the Scholarships should state that they are willing for the papers they have submitted as applicants for admission to the relevant courses to be scrutinized by the Electors. It is expected that awards will be made in May 2024.

The Scholarships will be paid in two equal instalments around 1 October and 1 February each year. On the second occasion, the Scholars will be required to satisfy the Electors that they are diligently pursuing the proposed course of study or research. If the Electors are not so satisfied they have the power to withhold the payment of the second instalment.

Tiarks Grants: Notice

The Electors to the Tiarks German Scholarship give notice that they are willing to consider applications for grants from the Fund from

  1. Tiarks Scholars and
  2. other persons engaged in the University in study or research in the language or literature of Germany.

Grants may be made to assist travel for research or to assist the publication, or preparation for publication, of research work, or for other purposes in furtherance of German studies in the University at the discretion of the Electors. Normally, the maximum award per application will be £400 per year and evidence of applying to other funding bodies needs to be submitted. Separate applications need to be submitted for separate events, even if you combine them into one trip. Please ensure your application includes a breakdown of costs (e.g. conference costs, travel costs, cost of accommodation). Please note: Applications in retrospect will not be considered.

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Applications for grants will be considered by the Electors throughout the year. Applications should be made as far in advance as possible before the requirement for funding, and in particular not less than one calendar month in advance of the required date. The priority will be to contribute to the expenses of postgraduates attending conferences in German-speaking countries, but contributions might also be made to support attendance elsewhere, including the UK, where costs are modest.

In all cases, applications should be sent to the Director of the German Section, by email to german@mmll.cam.ac.uk. Application forms are available to download in PDF format or  Word.

Any grant awarded will be paid as an expenses claim following the event detailed in your application; details on the process for making this claim will be provided to you if your application is successful.

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To apply and learn more about the Cambridge Schröder Scholarship in German Studies, kindly visit:

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