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The Joyce Reynolds Awards will support three UK students to study undergraduate Classics degrees at Cambridge (both the three and four year courses). The Awards are open to students beginning their studies in the academic year 2022-2023. The Award will provide a maintenance grant of £10,000 per year for the full duration of the course. Receipt of this award will not affect eligibility for a Cambridge Bursary. The value of the Award will be reviewed and may be reduced if the successful students are awarded funding other than Student Finance or the Cambridge Bursary.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the Joyce Reynolds Awards, applicants must:

  1. Have one of the following categories of ethnicity (which are currently underrepresented at the University compared to the UK HE sector)
    • Bangladeshi
    • Pakistani
    • Black African
    • Black Caribbean
    • Black Other
    • Mixed White/Black
  2. Have a confirmed place for entry to the University of Cambridge for a first undergraduate Classics degree (either the three or four year course), and due to commence study in October 2022. (You can check the status of your offer on UCAS Track.)
  3. Be a UK student and have been assessed for fee status as 'home'. You were advised of your fee status in the offer letter issued to you earlier this year. If you are in doubt, please contact the Cambridge College that has offered you a place.
  4. Have applied to Student Finance (England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland) for a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan, and have received confirmation that you have been assessed and will receive financial support. An income assessment must have been conducted and consent given to share the information with the University. Please note that if you are awarded the Joyce Reynolds Scholarship you will be able to reduce the amount of maintenance loan you take out to zero, but you will still need an income assessment from Student Finance to be able to receive the Cambridge Bursary.

Application process

To apply for the Joyce Reynolds Awards, you need to complete the online application by 4 September 2022 (11.59pm). Applications for 2022 have now closed and will reopen in August 2023.

If you have questions about the Joyce Reynolds Awards, please email

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Applications for 2022 have now closed and will reopen in August 2023.

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