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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 graduate students 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 (currently £11,257 for candidates pursuing the LLM and £15,009 for candidates pursuing the PhD respectively) which satisfies the Graduate 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 graduate students throughout their course but after the first year this is not guaranteed.

Tenure of a studentship is conditional upon the elected Student being accepted by the Graduate Admissions Office, Cambridge University (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 2021. 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 his or her final degree examinations. Successful candidates will become members of the College, and will be expected to come into residence in October 2021. 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 Studentships are available (PDF) (Word)*. The completed form and references should reach the Admissions Office by 31 December, 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. Candidates may contact Dr Kate Miles for further information.

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