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Masters in Conservation Leadership


Scholarship support

A limited number of scholarships are available support students attend the Masters. Scholarships can either be awarded partially, to cover specific aspects of funding required by students, or awarded in full. Full scholarships include fees and a stipend to cover living expenses. Offers of scholarships will be made competitively based on academic quality, professional experience and conservation leadership potential. Priority will be given to applicants from countries rich in biodiversity but poor in financial resources, and who are not able to fund their studies from other sources.

Once a formal application for a place on the course has been made via the Graduate Admissions Office, scholarship applicants should write and submit a financial case of a maximum 200 words explaining the funds that they have available, and any further funds required to take up a place on the course. 

Please note that we can only award scholarship funding to candidates who can provide evidence that they have met the university English language requirements. It is not necessary to have met the requirement at the point of application, but meeting the requirement as soon as possible will improve the chances of scholarship funding. Decisions about scholarship funding are made each year in the period of February to May for the cohort beginning in October

Other sources of funding

Applicants are encouraged to seek diverse sources of funding to maximise their chances of success. Many applicants will be eligible to apply for scholarship support from the Cambridge Trusts and/or the Gates Cambridge Scholarships. Applications for these schemes are made as part of the Graduate Admissions process. The deadline to be considered for these scholarships is usually in early December of each year.

Applicants may be eligible to apply for other sources of funding including: 

The John and Angela - Masters in Conservation Leadership

Chevening Scholarships

Wildlife Conservation Network Scholarship Program 

Russel E Train Fellowship Scheme  

Commonwealth Scholarships

Civil Society Leadership Awards of the Open Society Foundation