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International Student Office


The Trustees of the Kurt Hahn Trust invite applications for Kurt Hahn Scholarships for the academical year 2018-19. The Scholarships are intended to assist students of German nationality to pursue graduate studies at the University of Cambridge. Scholars will be required to become candidates for a Cambridge degree or to carry out approved research as part of a degree of their home university. They should be based in Cambridge for the majority of the academical year.  Candidates should note that the Board of Graduate Studies' usual deadline for applications for a research degree is 31 March in any year.

The value of the Kurt Hahn Scholarships is £3000. This is intended to be a contribution towards maintenance costs and does not cover the cost of University or College fees. Scholarships are tenable for one year only and cannot be postponed to another year. Applicants should also note that they are eligible for a Kurt Hahn Scholarship only once during their lifetime; unsucessful applicants may reapply for funding in subsequent years.

Academic merit will not be the sole consideration: evidence of more than usual enterprise, breadth of interest, and social awareness will also be considered. Application forms are available online:

  • Download the Application form for Awards to German Students (applications closed on 06/03/2017 - applications for 2018/19 awards will open in Jan 2018)

The closing date for receipt of applications and references is Monday 5th March 2018 (applications open Thursday 1st February 2018).

Address for applications

Applications and references for all awards should be sent to:

Secretary of the Kurt Hahn Trust
International Student Team
17 Mill Lane

The email address for enquiries is