How to Apply for Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Gates Cambridge Scholarships full funding scholarship established by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000 with a $210 million endowment to enable outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge.

About the University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the fourth-oldest university in existence globally. The prestigious university was established in 1209 and situated in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in various fields of study.

Scholarship Description

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are highly competitive full-cost scholarships. They 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.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships is open for International Students Students from any nationality other than the UK. The scholarship is for candidates in pursuit of a Masters or PhD degree program in any of the degree programs taught at the University of Cambridge with few exceptions. The application runs through Oct/Dec/Jan.

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).

Scholarship Benefits

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers:

Tuition fees, maintenance allowance, travel costs,visas, etc.

It also provides additional, discretionary funding such as academic development funding, family allowance, fieldwork, etc.

Scholarship Eligibility

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

  • A citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom.
  • Candidates applying for a full-time PhD, MSc or MLitt, MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA.
  • The following disciplines are not available for admission; 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), and Part-time degrees.

How to Apply for Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Applicants must 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.

For more details see the Gates Cambridge website.

See also: How to Apply for Strathclyde Postgraduate Research International Scholarship.

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