Applications are currently ongoing for the Gates Cambridge Scholarships (Fully-funded Masters & PhD) in UK for International Students. Interested students should see the details below.
Gates Cambridge Scholarship Details and FAQs
- Gates Cambridge Scholarship Details and FAQs
- Application Timeline:
- Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?
- In which host country will the awardees be studying?
- Accepted Subject Areas:
- What are the selection criteria?
- How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?
- Number of Scholarships:
- What are the benefits of the scholarship?
- How long will the scholarship last?
- How to Apply for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship
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.
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. The Gates Cambridge Scholarships programme aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
Gates Cambridge Trust offers full fee postgraduate (Masters and PhD) Gates Cambridge Scholarships for outstanding International students to study any course at the University of Cambridge, UK.
- Applications Open : 3rd September, 2018
- Applications Close: Dependent on your course – either 5th December 2018 or 3rd January 2019
Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?
In which host country will the awardees be studying?
Cambridge University UK
Accepted Subject Areas:
Masters and PhD Courses offered by the university
What are the selection criteria?
- outstanding intellectual ability
- leadership potential
- a commitment to improving the lives of others
- a good fit between the applicant’s qualifications and aspirations and the postgraduate programme at Cambridge for which they are applying
How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?
- 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.)
- already a student at Cambridge and want to apply for a new postgraduate course. For example, if you are studying for an MPhil you can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to do a PhD. However, if you have already started a course, you cannot apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to fund the rest of it.
- already a Gates Cambridge Scholar and want to apply for a second Scholarship. You must apply by the second, international deadline and go through the same process of departmental ranking, shortlisting and interviewing as all other candidates.
Number of Scholarships:
What are the benefits of the scholarship?
- Scholarship will cover the full cost of study
- the University Composition Fee and College fees at the appropriate rate
- a maintenance allowance for a single student
- one economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course
How long will the scholarship last?
For the duration of the programme
How to Apply for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are extremely competitive: over 4,000 applicants apply for 90 Scholarships each year.
Given the intense competition, the Trust has a four stage selection process:
- Departmental ranking – the very best applicants to each department are ranked on academic merit only
- Shortlisting – Gates Cambridge committees review the applications of ranked candidates using all four Gates Cambridge criteria and put forward a list for interview
- Interview – all shortlisted candidates have a short interview to assess how they meet all four Gates Cambridge criteria
- Selection – chairs of interview panels meet to decide the final list of Scholars
- A good fit between the applicant’s qualifications and aspirations and the postgraduate programme at Cambridge for which they are applying