Graduate Scholarships and Studentships

Evan Lewis-Thomas Law Studentship

This Studentship will not be advertised as available again until 2018. The information provided below is subject to change.

The Council of Sidney Sussex College offers, for men and women of any nationality, an Evan Lewis-Thomas Law Studentship for research or advanced courses in Law or cognate subjects in the University of Cambridge. The Evan Lewis-Thomas Law Studentships, which are subject to reviews of diligence and progress, are tenable for one year in the first instance but may be renewed annually, up to a maximum of three years. The value depends on the candidate's needs in the light of support from other sources and on the availability of income from the Evan Lewis Thomas Fund.

Under the terms of the will of the late Judge Evan Lewis-Thomas, candidates must have shown proficiency in Law and Jurisprudence, normally by obtaining a university degree in Law by August 2018, and they must be or become candidates for the Ph.D. Degree, the Diploma in Legal Studies, the Diploma in International Law, the M.Phil. Degree (one-year course) in Criminology, the LL.M or M.C.L. Degree.

If there is a candidate of sufficient merit, an election will next be made to a Studentship in 2018.

Election to a Studentship may be made conditional upon satisfactory results in degree examinations and is in all cases conditional upon the person elected being accepted by the Student Registry if he/she is a candidate for the Ph.D. Degree, the M.Phil. Degree or a Diploma, or by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Law if he/she is a candidate for the LL.M. or M.C.L. Degree.

Cambridge University Law Faculty



Two new Studentships will be awarded via the University's central funding competitions in 2018 round. Further details of these competitions, including deadlines, can be found at The recipients of an Evan Lewis-Thomas Law Studentship will be selected during that process. Please address any queries to Note that once you put an application through the central University system, requesting in the appropriate place to be considered for centrally administered funds, it will automatically also be considered for the Evan Lewis-Thomas Studentship. You do not have to take any further actions or make a separate application.

Students from other Colleges may be offered a studentship, but they would be expected to transfer their membership to Sidney Sussex College. In the competition for the Studentships, no preference will be given to candidates who nominate Sidney Sussex as their College of first or second choice on their GRADSAF application form.