Christ’s is a beautiful, historic College in the centre of Cambridge, close to all the central University amenities and just across the street from shops, clubs, taxis and buses; yet it is a haven of tranquillity, off the main tourist routes. It was founded in 1505 by Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII, and counts amongst its many distinguished alumni John Milton, one of the greatest poets and political thinkers in English, and Charles Darwin, one of the founders of modern evolutionary biology. The internationally diverse Graduate Society (known as the MCR) organises a lively programme of intellectual and social events. Graduate students at the College are encouraged to take part in these events and also to get to know the undergraduate community, in some cases by giving small-group teaching sessions for undergraduates.
The College has a very generous range of studentships and bursaries for which any new graduate student may apply, including some scholarships that pay full fees and maintenance costs. Please see our Graduate Funding Opportunities page for more information and details of how to apply. Once students have been admitted to the College they may apply for small grants to help towards research expenses, including travel to conferences and for academic purposes, topping up whatever their University Department can provide. The College also has grants and prizes available for non-academic activity such as sports, leisure travel and music. For those who play a chamber music instrument to a high standard, graduate students are invited to apply for a University Instrumental Award.