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I'm an incoming final year BSc Computer Science student looking to apply for numerous postgraduate courses including, but not limited to, a few offered by Oxford and Cambridge.

The only problem I'm facing is in regard to supporting myself financially whilst studying. My grades are good - around 80% avg. - and I have some really good references (two academic, one industry from an internship) though I receive no financial support from my parents or other family members, as they cannot afford to provide me with this.

I noticed that both Oxford and Cambridge offer some very generous scholarship opportunities and I was wondering if my current grades warrant the possibility of attaining one of these for my postgraduate studies?

If anyone who has experience with the process/scholarship applications could offer me some insight into the matter it would be greatly appreciated!
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(Original post by samgoldrick)
Hi,

I'm an incoming final year BSc Computer Science student looking to apply for numerous postgraduate courses including, but not limited to, a few offered by Oxford and Cambridge.

The only problem I'm facing is in regard to supporting myself financially whilst studying. My grades are good - around 80% avg. - and I have some really good references (two academic, one industry from an internship) though I receive no financial support from my parents or other family members, as they cannot afford to provide me with this.

I noticed that both Oxford and Cambridge offer some very generous scholarship opportunities and I was wondering if my current grades warrant the possibility of attaining one of these for my postgraduate studies?

If anyone who has experience with the process/scholarship applications could offer me some insight into the matter it would be greatly appreciated!
Checkout the postgrad forum where there are Cambridge and Oxford specific threads and where people congregate to discuss scholarship opportunities. Remember that when talking PG at Cam or Ox (or Imperial, UCL etc) you open yourself up to global competition and grades aren't the only thing that matter.
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(Original post by samgoldrick)
Hi,

I'm an incoming final year BSc Computer Science student looking to apply for numerous postgraduate courses including, but not limited to, a few offered by Oxford and Cambridge.

The only problem I'm facing is in regard to supporting myself financially whilst studying. My grades are good - around 80% avg. - and I have some really good references (two academic, one industry from an internship) though I receive no financial support from my parents or other family members, as they cannot afford to provide me with this.

I noticed that both Oxford and Cambridge offer some very generous scholarship opportunities and I was wondering if my current grades warrant the possibility of attaining one of these for my postgraduate studies?

If anyone who has experience with the process/scholarship applications could offer me some insight into the matter it would be greatly appreciated!
There are loads of factors which come into this. On average, around one in ten students,not offer holders, are funded for their MPhil studies at Cambridge, and it doesn't mean full funding. As tpd has mentioned, have a look on the postgraduate forums. It's hard to guess your chances from the information you have provided.
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