University of Cambridge offers the Cambridge Home and EU Scholarship Scheme (CHESS). These scholarships are three-year PhD awards (Full-cost, Fees-only, and Maintenance Bursaries). They are designed for students willing to start their PhD studies during the academic year of the competition. The full studentship consists of University Composition and College Fees and a maintenance grant of £13,226 per year, the Fees-only studentship is University Composition and College Fees, and the Maintenance Bursary is worth about £6,500 per year. Importantly, CHESS awards cannot be adjourned for the next year.
The candidates (both full time and part time students) must have either applied through Graduate Application Form (GRADSAF) or must have applied to continue to the PhD.