Churchill Scholarship Enrolling Now for 2024

The esteemed Churchill Scholarship is now enrolling for 2024, offering a remarkable opportunity to further your education at Churchill College, Cambridge.

This scholarship, which was established at the personal request of the legendary Sir Winston Churchill, provides you with a unique platform to follow in the footsteps of this iconic leader and pursue your academic ambitions. Secure your place in this distinguished program and embark on a transformative educational journey


An applicant for the Churchill Scholarship must be a citizen of the United States, either native-born or naturalized, and must be enrolled in one of the Participating Institutions and due to graduate during the same academic year as the deadline, or be a student who has graduated from one of those institutions within the past 12 months before the deadline. Upon taking up the Churchill Scholarship,Ā a Churchill Scholar must hold a bachelorā€™s degree.

Programs of Study

Eligible Courses
Course Description
Archaeology MPhil in Archaeological Research (Only eligible for a scientific research project.)
Biological Anthropological Science MPhil in Biological Anthropological Science
Astronomy MPhil in Astronomy
Biological Sciences The Departments listed below offer the MPhil in Biological Sciences. [Note: The Foundation recommends you try to arrange an MPhil by research and work in a lab. Biological Sciences has recently introduced a number of training-style Masterā€™s courses such as Reproduction and Embryogenesis, Developmental Biology, etc. We believe that these are intended as a kind of first-year post-graduate experience for prospective PhD students at Cambridge and are not a good fit for our candidates. Still, if potential research supervisors push you in that direction, we will accept applications for those courses.]
  • Babraham Institute (NOTE: Babraham is independent of the University, so to take this option, you must check with a research supervisor that you can pursue research there as a Cambridge student and you must apply to a Cambridge department and find a supervisor willing to support your plan.)
  • Biochemistry
  • Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
  • Genetics
  • MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
  • MRC Toxicology Unit
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
  • Plant Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Wellcome MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute
  • Wellcome Trust / Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute
  • Wellcome Sanger Institute
  • Zoology


Please note that your application must be for one of the above programs or it may not be considered. If you discover another program at Cambridge that is appropriate for you, please contact the Foundation. It is true that course offerings are always changing, and there are laboratories and research units in the University of Cambridge that are not always easily found on the Cambridge website. Some labs that do not advertise an MPhil may be willing to take a Churchill Scholar. Previous applicants have found relatively obscure programs that we have subsequently made eligible. You must receive permission in these cases.

Applicants to courses marked with an asterix (*) do not need to show correspondence with a supervisor on their application. Applicants to all other courses must submit evidence that their would-be supervisor thinks they would be a good fit for the lab.

Please contact the Foundation if you are interested in an area of study not specifically mentioned above, or if you have any questions, by emailing or by calling 212-752-3200.

Visit the official site here to APPLY for next year.

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