Churchill Scholarship

The Churchill Scholarship supports one year of postgraduate study in science, engineering, or mathematics at the University of Cambridge.

About the Scholarship

The Churchill Scholarship supports one year of postgraduate study in science, engineering, or mathematics at the University of Cambridge. The Scholarship covers all University and College fees, provides a living and travel budget, and offers the possibility of a Special Research Grant. Science programs are entirely research degrees with a thesis and oral examination, and applicants should find appropriate laboratory placement before applying. Engineering programs include two terms of courses, and a third research term concluding with a thesis and oral examination. Mathematics and theoretical physics programs are entirely course based and include final written examinations.

Selection criteria include exceptional academic talent and achievement, especially in the major field, capacity for research and independent work, and strong personal qualities.

University of Cambridge departments and programs are often organized quite differently than those in the United States. For information on studying STEM at Cambridge and guidance on finding the appropriate department, please see this document.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Churchill Scholarship the applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Currently be a senior or have graduated within the last 12 months
  • Hold or will hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a U.S. college or university and have not attained a doctorate
  • Apply separately for admission to the University of Cambridge. University of Cambridge departments have rolling admissions, however it is suggested to apply early to have acceptance to Cambridge by the time Churchill Scholarship applications are reviewed. Dartmouth requires that you apply to Cambridge by the campus deadline in early October.

To learn how to apply, read about Dartmouth's Churchill Application Process.

 

Application Process

Dartmouth can nominate two current or former students each year for the Churchill Scholarship. To learn how to apply for nomination and see relevant deadlines, read about Dartmouth's Churchill Application Process.