Friday, January 12, 2007

Cambridge PhD scholarship

Great scholarship opportunity to do a PhD at Cambridge for the social science or humanities!

Got this from the Malaysia Students Department in the UK.

The Tunku Abdul Rahman PhD Scholarship

The College invites applications for the 2006/07 Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship. This is open to academically outstanding Malaysian candidates wishing to pursue PhD research at Cambridge University.

2003 marked the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of the great twentieth century statesman, Y.T.M. Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, who led Malaysia to independence in 1957. To commemorate his achievements, the Prime Minister and Government of Malaysia founded the Tunku Abdul Rahman Centenary Fund at St Catharine's College, where Tunku received his undergraduate degree, his Honorary Doctorate in Law, and an Honorary Fellowship.

Each year the Fund provides one three-year scholarship to enable a Malaysian citizen to undertake PhD study at Cambridge University in one of the following subjects:
Archaeology, Classics, Divinity, Economics, English, Geography, History, History and Philosophy of Science, History of Art, Law, Modern and Medieval Languages, Music, Oriental Studies, Philosophy, Social Anthropology, Social and Political Sciences.
Preference shall be given to candidates with research of relevance to Southeast and/or East Asia. Tunku Scholars will normally be associated with the University’s East Asia Institute. The Scholarship provides full fees and maintenance for the three years of the PhD course. The value of any studentship awarded will be reduced appropriately to take account of any payment from other sources.

Please note that the Appointments Committee cannot make an award to a candidate unless he or she has been accepted for a PhD programme by the relevant Degree Committee of one of the Faculties of the University. Candidates should thus submit their PhD application to the Board of Graduate Studies at the earliest possible moment.

To apply, please send to the address below a copy of your PhD application, including your undergraduate transcript, your PhD proposal, letter of offer of admission to the University of Cambridge, and any other documents you regard as relevant. Please ask your referees to prepare copies of your references in sealed envelopes to be also included in your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The Committee will select a shortlist of up to five applicants by mid-April, inviting them for interview in May, either in person or over the web. All communication will be by email.

Applications must be received by 15th March 2007 and are to be sent to:
The Graduate Tutors' Assistant, Tunku Fund Scholarship, St Catharine's College, Cambridge CB2 1RL, United Kingdom.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Kian Ming, and thanks for the heads-up. Sounds like a really good opportunity for potential PhD students. Did you happen to know about conditions for the scholars, such as bonds or a requirement for them to return to Malaysia?

Anonymous said...

"Each year the Fund provides one three-year scholarship to enable a Malaysian citizen to undertake PhD study at Cambridge University in one of the following subjects:
Archaeology, Classics, Divinity, Economics, English, Geography, History, History and Philosophy of Science, History of Art, Law, Modern and Medieval Languages, Music, Oriental Studies, Philosophy, Social Anthropology, Social and Political Sciences."

Argh, no places for pure sciences, comp science or engineering?!? :(

just another student said...

re: joyce's question.
No, there's no bond attached to the scholarship. Well, at least not to my first hand knowledge.

Anonymous said...

hey, may i know how to get scholarships to foreign country after SPM? if possible, maybe to harvard. ^^

Anonymous said...

If you can get yourself into Harvard, without forgetting to mention that you need aid during application, your education will be paid by the university.

Charis Quay said...

Anonymous, there is *much* more funding out there for the sciences. As an example, look at www.gates.scholarships.cam.ac.uk. Or just apply to a good American university - usually if you get in it means that you pay no fees *and* get a very comfortable stipend.

Anonymous said...

Is this part of the Malaysian Government's RM500m scandal?

Just another student said...

no, this PhD scholarship was around way before the 'scandal' came into the picture.

And the RM500 mil 'scandal' isn't exactly a scandal per se.

Details of the RM500 mil donation is very interesting. However, most of it is highly confidential, and I'll get my behind burnt if I say anything more.
But let's just say some of the aims and objectives involves Singapore's NUS too.
But the RM500 mil hasn't been given to Cambridge yet.