Postgraduate Grants and Awards

Academic Grants

Graduate Academic Grants are made to graduate students to assist with expenditure on projects which are directly related to their academic work, and to assist with the costs of conferences and research expenses.
The total amounts per student per course are: up to £500 for courses leading to a doctorate and for clinical medical students; £375 for a two-year MSc, MPhil or MLitt; £250 for a one-year MSc, MSt, MJur, BCL, MBA, Diploma or PGCE.
Applications are made by filling in the General Academic Grant Form which is available on the College’s Sharepoint site (log in here).

Grants for courses taken at the Language Teaching Centre

If a course at the Language Teaching Centre directly relates to a postgraduate’s academic course of study, on the recommendation of the supervisor the Senior Tutor will authorise payment of half the course fees by the college. (Graduates are advised to apply to their department or faculty for the funding of the other half of the fees.) Please note that such a grant must fall within the maximum entitlement of the graduate for any academic grants. Requests should be submitted to the Graduate and Academic Administrator.

If graduates wish to follow a course at the Language Teaching Centre which is not directly related to their academic course of study, they may also apply to Grants Committee for a grant towards half the fees. Please note that such a grant must fall within the maximum entitlement of the graduate for any academic grants. Applications are made by filling in the General Academic Grant Form which is available on the College’s Sharepoint site (log in here).

Graduate Scholarships (current students)

Graduate Scholarships of £200 p.a. are awarded on an annual basis, normally six awards a year. Selection is made by the Governing Body at its October meeting from a list of recommendations put forward by the Tutor for Graduates, on the basis of reports from supervisors. The Scholarships are awarded to graduate students entering the final fee-paying year of a doctorate, and confer the right to a number of free dinners on High Table during term time.

Book Grants

All graduate students in residence and liable for University and College fees are entitled to a book grant of £50 per year during their course to help with the purchase of books essential to their research. The application form may be downloaded from the College’s Sharepoint site (log in here) and should be returned to the Bursary by 30th June.

Trinity College Bursaries for 4th-year Graduates

Graduate students may apply to the Graduate and Academic Administrator in August or Hilary term of each academic year for Trinity 4th-year graduate bursaries, tenable from the following term. These awards of up to £1500, funded by the generosity of Trinity alumni, are intended to provide support for postgraduates without other funding and with demonstrable financial need; applicants must be well on course to complete their DPhil at the point the award is made.