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King's-Yale Fellowship

The Concordia Amicabilis

This fellowship* establishes a one-year Master’s studentship at King’s College in the University of Cambridge for graduating undergraduate students from Yale University.

The initiative of a Yale alumnus who himself took postgraduate study at King’s College, the King’s-Yale fellowship echoes the longstanding “Concordia Amicabilis” which has existed between the two institutions since the 1930s. The fellowship creates an opportunity for a graduating student from Yale to study in Cambridge, expand their horizons, and nurture and develop their own personal contribution to the community and to society at large.

*This award uses “fellowship” in the Yale sense of the word, to maintain parity with similar post-graduate opportunities disbursed by Yale University. In Cambridge, it is more accurately described as a graduate studentship, and does not endow any of the privileges, rights, or obligations of an Ordinary Fellowship of the College upon the recipient.

The Fellowship

Charles Seymour (KC 1901), 15th President of Yale. © Edward Steichen / LIFE Magazine.

The King's-Yale fellowship will support a candidate who, on completion of their undergraduate degree, wishes to study for a one-year full-time Master's course in any subject (with the exception of MBA) at King's College in the University of Cambridge. The award will cover University Composition (course) fees, maintenance, settling-in fee, and a travel and conference allowance.

The fellowship includes a designated study-bedroom, located at the heart of the College. With views of the Front Court and world-famous Chapel, it is ideally located for the Graduate Suite, the Library and the Dining Hall. The room is named in honour and memory of the historian and academic administrator Charles Seymour, 15th President of Yale, originator of the King’s-Yale concord, and himself a King’s undergraduate from 1901-1904.

How to Apply


The candidate must articulate an interest in, and commitment to, pursuing academic research to the highest standard and outline how they will benefit from engaging in further study of their chosen subject. The candidate must have demonstrated through their aptitude, demeanour and academic results the potential to continue beyond the Master’s course to a doctorate or other higher degree in their subject.

The candidate must apply for a place on any one-year Master’s course offered by the University of Cambridge, and meet the criteria set by the admitting department or faculty. All one-year Master’s courses existing at the time of application are eligible for support from the studentship.

The application and selection process is managed by the Fellowships and Funding Office at Yale University. Interested students should read the guidance on the Yale pages and use the Yale Students Grants Database to make their application.


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