About Gates Cambridge Trust:
Sponsor: Gates Cambridge Trust, UK
Host Institution: University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
The Gates Cambridge Trust was established in October 2000 and has exempt charity status in the UK. The Trust is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council in England via the University of Cambridge.
It has a Board of nine distinguished Trustees (two of whom are appointed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the remainder by the University) who meet twice a year to decide on the overall strategic direction of the programme. The Provost (CEO) is supported by a Director of Finance and a Programme Director and a small administrative team who manage all operational aspects of the Trust’s activities.
About the 2016 Gates Cambridge Scholarships for International Students in UK:
Applications are currently ongoing for the 2016 Gates Cambridge Scholarships for International Students in UK. 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.
Criteria for 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 a current student at Cambridge and 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.
Fields of Study:
PhD, MSc or MLitt, or a one year postgraduate course in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.
Number of Scholarships:
About 95 Scholarships are awarded each year.
Eligible Countries/Target Groups:
Citizens of any country including Nigeria outside the United Kingdom.
Value of Scholarship/Inclusions:
A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge. It also provides additional, discretionary funding. Read about the full scholarship value at this link.
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. Applicants apply on a single form for admission to a course and a College and for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
It is important to read the How to Apply section and visit the official website (link found below) or read the FAQs for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Deadline for Application
The deadline for applications is 2 December 2015 for citizens other than the US and 14 October 2015 for US citizens.
Official Scholarship Website:
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