Funds graduate study at Cambridge University.
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are prestigious, 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 program aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
Timeline can be found here: (http://www.gatescambridge.org/apply/timetable.asp)
-A citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom. -Applying to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study at the University of Cambridge: Ph.D. (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, M.B.A. 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 Ph.D.. 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: Via the Admissions Office
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are extremely competitive: c. 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
For more information, please visit the Gates Cambridge website.