[stood-nt-ship, styood-]
  1. the state or condition of being a student.
  2. Chiefly British. a financial grant from a college or university for advanced academic study; scholarship or fellowship.

Origin of studentship

First recorded in 1775–85; student + -ship Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for studentship

Historical Examples of studentship

  • There is also a studentship of 75 and another of 80 a year, tenable for one year or more.


    Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker

  • Then he said he was sorry for that, as he meant to nominate me for a studentship.

    My Life as an Author

    Martin Farquhar Tupper

  • The Studentship which he held was not meant to tie him down to lectures and examinations.

    The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll

    Stuart Dodgson Collingwood

  • One project I have entered on is to found a studentship, which will be called after his name.

  • I have been determined in my choice of the studentship by the idea of what would be a sort of prolongation of his life.

British Dictionary definitions for studentship


  1. the role or position of a student
  2. another word for scholarship (def. 3)
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