Gates Cambridge Scholarships for International Students

Gates Cambridge Trust
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 14 Oct/3 Dec 2020/7 Jan 2021 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts October 2021

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.

Courses which are NOT eligible for Gates Cambridge Scholarships:

  • • Any Undergraduate degree such as BA (undergraduate) or BA affiliated (a second BA)
  • • Master of Business (MBA)
  • • Master of Finance (MFin)
  • • PGCE
  • • MBBChir Clinical Studies
  • • MD Doctor of Medicine degree (6 years, part-time)
  • • Graduate Course in Medicine (A101)
  • • Part-time degrees
  • • Non-degree courses

Number of Awards:

About 80 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, visa, 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, MSc or MLitt, or a one year postgraduate course.

Application instructions:

Applications for entry in the academic year 2021/22 will open in 1 September 2020.

Applicants submit their application for admission and funding (Gates Cambridge and other funding) via the University’s Graduate Application Portal. To be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you must complete the section to apply for admission to a course and a College place and the Gates Cambridge part of the funding section.

There are two Gates Cambridge application deadlines: 14 October 2020 (for US citizens resident in the USA) and 3 December 2020 or 7 January 2021 depending on the course (for all other eligible applicants).

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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