The Douton Studentship

The Douton Studentship was established in 1934 by the Will of the late Mrs A.H.M. Douton, widow of Revd. G.W. Douton (KC 1872), with a gift of £1,161. The will was explicit in creating a trust, the income of which was to provide an entrance scholarship, or senior scholarship, or exhibition in Classics.

Revised in 2020, this award is now a graduate studentship which offers a grant of £12,500 to support an MPhil student in Classics.

How to Apply

The information shown below is for students who will be applying to commence studies in 2024/25:

All applicants to the University of Cambridge to study an MPhil in Classics can be considered for this Studentship.

For applications before 5th January 2024: During your course application process, please indicate that you wish to apply for funding. If you may be eligible, you will be presented with information, through the portal, in order to apply for this Studentship.

For applications from 5th January 2024: If you are submitting your course application subsequent to the course funding deadline, you may still be considered for this particular Studentship. If you meet the eligibility criteria shown above and it is before the deadline date shown below, you will be considered automatically - you do not need to contact us.

Any candidate offered the Studentship who has not applied to King’s, must be willing to transfer to King’s to take up the award.

If you have any queries about the Studentship, please email:

Deadline for consideration: 30th April 2024


Studentship Feedback

Towards the end of their time in Cambridge, the holder of the Studentship will be expected to submit a brief report on their academic work, describe their experience at King’s, and indicate their intentions for the future.

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