W.M.Tapp Studentships

The Council of Gonville & Caius College invites applications for WM Tapp Studentships in Law. These are open to candidates who are not already members of the College but who propose to register as a postgraduate student in the University of Cambridge and follow a course in the Law Faculty. The terms of the trust do not permit studentships for courses in criminology. It is unlikely that candidates for the Masters in Corporate Law will be successful.

The value of the Studentship will be determined after considering successful candidates’ income from other sources. Approved University and College fees will be paid, together with a maintenance award which satisfies the Postgraduate Admissions Office’s conditions for entry as a graduate student. An additional college studentship of £500 per annum is paid. A contribution may also be made towards expenses of travelling to this country if the student's home is abroad. An allowance may be paid for dependents, and grants are available for research expenses.

Students will be expected to apply for State Studentships or other research awards for which they may be eligible, for example, AHRC funding, Gates Awards or Cambridge Trusts Awards. The College can usually accommodate all Postgraduate students throughout the three years of their course.

Tenure of a studentship is conditional upon the elected Student being accepted by the Postgraduate Admissions Office. Candidates must be graduates in law of any university in the United Kingdom or elsewhere, or be about to graduate not later than 1 September of the year you commence studying at Cambridge. They will be expected to be of outstanding academic ability.

The award of a Studentship may be conditional upon the candidate's obtaining satisfactory results in their final degree examinations. Successful candidates will become members of the College, and will be expected to come into residence in October. The Studentships for the PhD are renewable annually up to a maximum of three years, subject to conditions of diligence and progress.

Application forms for Tapp Studentships are available (PDF*). The completed form and references should reach pg.admissions@cai.cam.ac.uk by January 5, before starting the following October. In awarding the Studentship, first consideration will be given to candidates who nominate Gonville & Caius College as their College of first preference in their application.

*Please note: if completing the form electronically, keep text inside the boxes as set - the document should not exceed five pages.