Bratton Bursary

As a result of the generosity Dr Will Bratton (1996), St Catharine's is able to offer two bursaries each year to UK or EU nationals undertaking an M.Phil degree at the college.

The Bratton Bursaries

Two awards of £10,000 each and are available to applicants for an MPhil in any subject. Preference will be given to applicants who have named St Catharine’s as their 1st or 2nd choice of College. Where a successful applicant has been awarded membership at another College, they will be required to transfer their membership to St Catharine’s.

Please note: only a single application is required for the Bratton, Jas Bains and Annual Fund bursaries. Candidates who submit a complete MPhil Bursary application will automatically be considered for all three awards.

Candidates must hold an offer of admission for a graduate course at the University of Cambridge in order to be considered for the bursary. Candidates should thus submit their application to the Graduate Admissions Office at the earliest possible opportunity. To do so, please visit

Once you have applied to the University of Cambridge, please complete the MPhil Bursary application form, and send it to the College along with the following documents:

  • application to the University of Cambridge
  • undergraduate transcript, transcript of any further degrees,
  • letter of offer of admission to the University of Cambridge,
  • any other documents you regard as relevant (i.e research proposal)

A checklist is provided on the final page of the application form for your convenience. Please ask two academic referees to submit their references in PDF format to

The deadline for applications is 31 March. Please note that incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

The College expects to announce the Bursary in May for the forthcoming academic year. Where a candidate is currently engaged in a course of study, the Bursary will be conditional upon the successful completion of their course.

The application form can be downloaded from the right sidebar. All application documents for the bursary should be submitted electronically to