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We are delighted that you are interested in applying for a Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholarship.  Please read this page carefully to find out if you are eligible and how to apply.


Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholarships are available to candidates applying to pursue a full-time residential PhD course of study at the University of Cambridge. Scholarships are open to PhD students of any nationality and in any discipline. You will automatically be considered for a Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholarship if:

  1. You complete the funding section of the Graduate Application form when making your application for PhD study via the Applicant Portal, and you apply by the funding deadline for your course.
  2. You go on to be highly scored in the Postgraduate Funding Competition by the Department or Faculty to which you have applied.
  3. You have applied to one of the following eligible Colleges:

If you apply to a College that is not listed above, this will not preclude you from being considered for a Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholarship. However, please be aware that you might be asked to change Colleges in order to take up the Scholarship.

A significant proportion of the Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholarships (25-33% each year) will be at St Catharine’s College. The larger group at St Catharine’s College reflects David Harding’s previous association with the College. However, the remainder will be distributed so as to guarantee excellent postgraduate students across the whole Collegiate University.

Current students at the University of Cambridge

If you are currently studying for a Masters at Cambridge and you are applying to pursue a PhD here then you will be eligible for consideration for a Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholarship, provided you fulfil the eligibility criteria provided above. If you have already started your PhD course at the University of Cambridge, you are not eligible to be considered for a Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholarship.

How to apply

You can apply for admission to a PhD course, a College place and various sources of funding via the University’s Graduate Applicant Portal. Full details can be found on the Graduate Admissons website.

When making your online application, please ensure you indicate that you wish to be considered for funding and complete the funding section. Applicants who do not complete this section will not be considered for Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholarships.


The application deadline is determined by the funding deadline for the PhD course you are applying for and will be either 3 December 2019 or 7 January 2020.  You can find the funding deadline for your course by checking the course directory.

Official link for apply: http://www.hardingscholars.fund.cam.ac.uk/apply

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