Churchill Scholarship

Requires campus nomination and must be submitted through the Fellowships Office.

At least fourteen Churchill Scholarships, tenable for nine or twelve months of study at Cambridge University, are awarded annually to pursue graduate work in Engineering (including Computer Science), Mathematics, and the Physical and Biological Sciences. The one-year awards lead to the Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) or the Master of Advanced Study (MASt).


Applicants must be citizens of the United States and upon taking a Churchill Scholarship, be between the ages of 19 and 26, hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a United States college or university, and may not have attained a doctorate.  Individuals selected for this award often have a GPA of 3.9 or higher.


In addition to all University fees (approximately $40,000), the Foundation pays a living allowance ranging from £11,000 to £13,000, depending on the length of the program, an allowance for travel to and from the UK up to $1,500, reimbursement of visa fees, and a Special Travel Award of $500. Churchill Scholars may also apply for a Special Research Grant of up to $2,000. The total award is therefore between $60,000 and $64,000. Married students should consult with the Foundation about the spousal allowance.


Students should contact the Fellowships Office in the spring prior to application