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Gates Cambridge Scholarships for International Students

Application Deadline: 12 Oct/7 Dec 2016 (annual); Course starts October 2017

Study Level: Masters/PhD

Country: United-Kingdom

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:

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Number of Scholarships:

About 95 Scholarships are awarded each year.

Scholarship Value:

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.

Who is Eligible:

Citizens of any country outside the United Kingdom.

Eligibility Requirements:

You can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship if you are:
  1. a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom.
  2. 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.)
You can check the eligibility checker to quickly check if you are eligible to apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

Level/Field(s) of study:

Application Instructions:

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. There are two Gates Cambridge application deadlines: 12 October 2016 (US citizens resident in the USA) and 7 December 2016 (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.

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