Cambridge Australia Scholarships

This financial support is not administered by the University.


Since the 1980s, we have supported around 1000 Australian graduate students to study at the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge Australia Scholarships, provides scholarships for outstanding Australian graduates to undertake Masters and PhD studies at the University of Cambridge, England.

In collaboration with The Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust, Cambridge Australia Scholarships awards up to ten PhD scholarships and a number of Masters degree half scholarships each year. We are funded entirely by private philanthropy. Scholars past and present form part of an international network that encompasses all countries supported by the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust.


To be eligible applicants must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Have a degree from a recognised Australian university; and
  • Have gained admission to the University of Cambridge to undertake a PhD or Masters degree.


Cambridge Australia Scholarships - PhD

CAS awards up to 10 PhD Scholarships each year.

Each PhD scholarship is tenable for three years and covers:

  • University fees
  • A maintenance allowance at the single student rate set for graduate admission
  • A contribution towards a return airfare to the UK

Generally, successful applicants for our PhD scholarships have been awarded (or are likely to achieve) a First Class Honours degree or equivalent. In the case of a research or course-work Master's degree, the overall quality of performance must also be of an equivalent standing.

Cambridge Australia Scholarships - Masters

A number of half and fully funded Masters Scholarships are awarded each year across a broad range of faculties.

Each scholarship is tenable for one year and either fully covers or half covers the total costs (University fees, College fees and maintenance) associated with a coursework Masters degree.

To be eligible applicants must:

  • Show proven academic ability, supported by appropriate references
  • Demonstrate achievements in other field(s) and the energy to use their talents to the full as exemplified by contribution to the community and organisations to which they belong
  • Be of excellent character and to have the ability to lead to improve the lot of others in this life.

How to apply

To be considered for a Cambridge Australia Scholarship (PhD or Masters), you must first apply for entry to the University of Cambridge.

All applications for both a place and a scholarship must be made through the Graduate Admissions Office at the University of Cambridge