Gates Cambridge Scholarships for International Students


Brief 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. Host Institution(s):University of Cambridge, United Kingdom Field of study:Any subject available at the University of Cambridge Number of Awards:Gates Cambridge Scholarships are extremely competitive: over 4,000 applicants apply for 95 Scholarships 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, namely: 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, and inbound visa costs. The Trust also considers applications for several types of additional funding on a discretionary basis such as family allowance, conference attendance, fieldwork allowance, some fourth year funding for PhD scholars and hardship funding.


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.) . OR 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. . OR 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.


Application instructions: Applications for 2014 entry have now closed. Applications for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship for October 2015 entry will open on 1 September 2014. 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. The deadline for applications is 2 December 2014 for citizens other than the US and 15 October 2014 for US citizens. 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.


Website: Official Scholarship Website: Related Scholarships: List of UK Scholarships
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