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Graduate Admissions

Funding Opportunities

There are many different sources of funding available to support UK/EU and international students at the
Department of Archaeology but full scholarships are highly competitive. The Department of Archaeology enters exceptionally strong candidates for Gates Cambridge, AHRC and ESRC scholarships and scholarship schemes administered by the Cambridge Trust.

The Department of Archaeology also administers several funds which aim to support archaeological fieldwork and will endeavour to support students in obtaining funding from University and external sources.

For further information about funding opportunities at the Department of Archaeology consult the 'Funding for
Graduate Students
' page on the Department website.

General Funding Opportunities

Fees and Maintenance

My fee status is:

What Is My Fee Status?

I shall have the following financial dependants:

Your Estimated Annual Commitment:

Component Cost
University Composition Fee £8,589
Maintenance £14,500
Total Annual Commitment £23,089

Additional costs may be incurred in relation to fieldwork or research trips. It is possible to apply for additional funding to cover some of these costs. Additional costs may also be incurred in the case of laboratory based research. Applicants should discuss any additional costs with their potential supervisor prior to application.


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Key Information

3-4 years full-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Department of Archaeology


Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2020

Applications open
Sept. 2, 2019
Application deadline
April 30, 2020
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2020

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 7, 2020
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 9, 2019

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