Stephen Thomas Studentship

The Stephen Thomas Cambridge International Studentship is offered once every three years and will next be available in October 2024.

The award is a combined award offered in conjunction with the Cambridge Trust, and is a three year fees and maintenance award, available to an overseas PhD applicant in Engineering or Computer Science.

In order to be considered, applicants should select Queens' College as their first choice college in their application to the University's Postgraduate Admissions Office (PAO). No separate application is required, eligible applicants will automatically be considered.

This studentship has been made possible by the endowment generously bestowed upon Queens’ College by friends of Stephen G Thomas (Engineering 1971). Stephen obtained a double first from Cambridge and in his third year won the Ricardo Prize for Engineering. He was a generous supporter of Queens’, an entrepreneur, a manager of high-growth companies and a business angel. His business skills and entrepreneurial expertise were inspirational and he was well liked in the Cambridge business community. He was a keen sailor, explorer and mountaineer. Stephen passed away as a result of an accident in January 2005 in Antarctica the day after achieving his lifetime’s ambition of sailing his yacht, Magic Dragon, from 80 degrees north to 65 degrees south.