Gates Cambridge Scholarships for International Students

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Gates Cambridge Scholarships for International Students
Gates Cambridge Scholarships for International Students

Brief description: 

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.

Host Institution(s):

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Level/Field of study:

Courses which are NOT eligible for Gates Cambridge Scholarships:

Number of Awards:

About 80 scholarships are awarded 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 including tuition fees, maintenance allowance (£20,000 for 12 months at the 2023-24 rate; pro rata for courses shorter than 12 months) – for PhD scholars the award is for up to 4 years), one economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course and inbound visa costs & the cost of the Immigration Health Surcharge.

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

Read about the full scholarship value at this link.


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 (full-time or part-time*), MSc or MLitt (full-time), or a one year postgraduate course (full-time) with some exceptions (see list above).

For October 2024 entry, Gates Cambridge is continuing to pilot a scheme which allows applicants to apply for funding for a part-time doctoral degree.

Application instructions:

Applicants 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.

There are two Gates Cambridge application deadlines: 11 October 2023 (for US citizens resident in the USA) and either 5 December 2023 or 4 January 2024 depending on the course (for all other eligible applicants).

It is important to read the How to Apply section and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.gatescambridge.org/

Related Scholarships: List of UK Scholarships

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