For all information on applications, please see the Faculty graduate pages.
Sources of funding
For information on the main sources of funding, please see the the Faculty graduate pages.
For Departmental-specific sources of funding, please see below.
The Tiarks German Scholarship Fund has as its objective the furthering of German studies in Cambridge. It supports graduate work in the following ways:
Tiarks Bursaries will be offered:
1) to candidates for the MPhil in European Literature who are offering at least one German module, and
2) to graduate students researching German topics in the Department of German and Dutch and who are in their first year of work towards the PhD degree.
Tiarks Grants. Small grants, particularly for travel, may be made to graduate students studying German topics in the Department of German and Dutch, provided that funds have already been sought from the applicant's college.
The current conditions and the methods of application for these awards are given in the notices below.
The Electors to the Tiarks German Scholarship give notice that they intend to award Tiarks Bursaries for the academical year 2016-2017. The Bursary value will depend on the other sources of income available to the successful candidates.
Applications are invited from candidates for the M.Phil. in European Literature offering themselves for examination in at least one German module in 2016-17, or from candidates for the M.Phil. in Screen Media and Cultures who will be working on a German topic or from graduate students in the Department of German and Dutch who in 2016-17 will be in their first year of work towards the Ph.D. degree. A letter of application, stating the course of study or research which it is proposed to undertake in 2016-17 and the means by which it is proposed to finance the course, including all sources of income, available or applied for, in that period, must be sent to the Head of the Department of German, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, so as to reach her not later than 7 April 2016. Applicants for the Bursaries 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 the award will be made in May 2016.
The Bursaries will be paid in two equal instalments on 1 October 2016 and 1 February 2017. On the second occasion the Bursars 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 power to withhold the payment of the second instalment.
The Electors to the Tiarks German Scholarship give notice that they are willing to consider applications for grants from the Fund from
- Tiarks Scholars and Bursars and
- 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 £350 and evidence of applying to other funding bodies needs to be submitted. Please note: Applications in retrospect will not be considered.
Applications for travel grants will be considered twice a year and are to be submitted in advance by one of the two deadlines: 1 May or 1 October. The priority will be to contribute to the expenses of graduates attending conferences in German-speaking countries, but contributions might also be made to support attendance elsewhere, including the UK, where costs are modest.
Applications for grants for other purposes should be submitted before the beginning of the relevant Full Term.
In all cases, applications should be sent to the Head of the Department of German and Dutch, by email to email@example.com.