The college’s full name is The College of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint John the Evangelist and the glorious Virgin Saint Radegund, near Cambridge. Its common name comes from the name of its chapel, Jesus Chapel.
Jesus College was established in 1496 on the site of the twelfth-century Benedictine nunnery of St Mary and St Radegund by John Alcock, then Bishop of Ely.
The cockerel is the symbol of Jesus College, after the surname of its founder. For the 300 years from 1560 to 1860 Jesus College was primarily a training college for Church of England clergy.
Jesus College has assets of approximately £344m making it Cambridge’s fourth-wealthiest college.
The college is known for its particularly expansive grounds which include its sporting fields and for its close proximity to its boathouse.
Nationality: UK, EU and international candidates
Where: Jesus College, England
Scholarship Award: Various depending on subject
1. Humanities and Social Sciences: The Albert Goh and Elizabeth Coupe Scholarship: – £4000; One year Masters applicant in the Humanities or Social Sciences
2. History: The Gurnee Hart Scholarship – Up to £5,000 for a one year course; One year Masters in History or historical studies
3. Physical Sciences and Technology: The Embiricos Trust Scholarship – Up to £13,500 per academic year for 3 years maximum