Gates Cambridge Scholarships for International Students

Gates Cambridge Trust
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 12 Oct/7 Dec 2016 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts October 2017

Brief description:

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are one of the most prestigious international scholarships in the world. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

Host Institution(s):

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Level/Field of study:

PhD, MSc or MLitt, or a one year postgraduate course in any subject offered at the University of Cambridge. 

Number of Awards:

About 95 Scholarships are awarded each year.

Target group:

Citizens of any country outside the United Kingdom.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge including tuition fees, maintenance allowance, travel costs, etc. It also provides additional, discretionary funding such as academic development funding, family allowance, fieldwork, etc. Read about the full scholarship value at this link.

Eligibility:

You can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship if you are:

•  a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom.

•  applying to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study: PhD (three year research-only degree); MSc or MLitt (two year research-only degree); or a one year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.)

If you are applying for a new postgraduate course you can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Current Gates Cambridge Scholars may also apply for a second scholarship if they are applying for a new degree.

Application instructions:

Applications for October 2017 entry opens 5 September 2016.

It is not possible to apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship without applying to the University of Cambridge.  You must apply for admission as a postgraduate student to the University of Cambridge and a Gates Cambridge Scholarship at the same time, using the one application pack.  The deadline for applications is 7 December 2016 for citizens of all countries other than the US and 12 October 2016 for US citizens.

It is important to read the How to Apply section and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.gatescambridge.org/

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