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IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS BEGUN WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE CLOSING DATE.
Once you apply, the University and your named referees are contacted to provide relevant information. You must allow both the Scholarships Office and your referees time to complete these actions before the closing date. The University Scholarships Office cannot guarantee an immediate response to these requests.
Each year the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust offers several prestigious awards to enable graduates of high academic ability to study at Cambridge University.
These scholarships are known as the Prince of Wales Cambridge International Scholarships and are open to graduates who are New Zealand citizens and who wish to pursue a course of research leading to the degree of PhD at Cambridge University.
The scholarships are awarded by the Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust following nomination by the Scholarships Committee of Universities New Zealand – Te Pokai Tara.
The scholarship will normally be taken up in the British academic year starting in the October of the year following application.
Application for Scholarship
Anyone who wishes to be considered for a Prince of Wales Cambridge International Scholarship should apply by the first day in October in the year prior to that of intended entry to Cambridge.
Candidates should complete an application using the Universities NZ on-line scholarships application website:
The closing date by which applications must be complete, with references included, and submitted through the on-line website is 1 October.
The on-line application form will request and applicants must provide a detailed statement of the candidate’s proposed programme of research or advanced study.
The nominating committee’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into following the selection meeting.
Application for Admission to Cambridge University
Each candidate that applies for a Prince of Wales Cambridge International Scholarship must also complete and submit the University of Cambridge GRADSAF form by the date posted (usually end November/early December of the year prior to that of intended entry) on the University of Cambridge website.
By completing the GRADSAF form applicants will be considered for:
?admission to a course of graduate study or research by the Board of Graduate Studies;
?admission to a College by one or more of the Cambridge Colleges;
?funding offered by the Cambridge Trusts (including the Prince of Wales Cambridge International Scholarship, a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, and any other awards offered by the Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust for which they are eligible).
For further information about how to apply for graduate admission and funding at the University of Cambridge, please see:
The value of the scholarship will be confirmed by the Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust and in the past has included the University Composition Fee at the appropriate rate (either arts or science) and an annual stipend sufficient for a single person.
The award will be tenable for a maximum of three years.
The award of a scholarship will be dependent upon the applicant’s successful admission to Cambridge. The decision of the Board of Graduate Studies concerning admission will be communicated to the applicant as soon as possible and usually by June.
If at any time the Board of Graduate Studies considers that a scholar is not making satisfactory progress, the Board will forward a report on the work of that scholar to the Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust and to Universities New Zealand.
The report may, if the Board of Graduate Studies thinks fit, include a recommendation that the scholarship be suspended or terminated.
The Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust and Universities New Zealand may at any time suspend or terminate any scholarship, if they are satisfied that the scholar is not diligently pursuing the programme of research or advanced study or has failed to comply with any of the terms and conditions on which the scholarship was awarded.
A scholarship will be terminated and no further payments made if a scholar ceases to pursue the programme for which the award was made.
Full regulations and application forms are available from the NZVCC website: http://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/scholarships/princeofwales
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Last updated on Tuesday 29 November 2016