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2016/2017 Gates Cambridge Scholarships (Masters & PhD) in UK

    gatesGates Cambridge scholarships are postgraduate (Masters and PhD) study abroad free Scholarships for deserving International students interested in studying free at  the renowned University of Cambridge, UK.

    Eligible Courses: Masters and PhD Courses offered by the university

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    Please note that Gates Cambridge Scholarships are very competitive full scholarships for international students. These scholarships will be awarded to high performing applicants from countries outside the UK to undertake a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject as available at the University of Cambridge. This scholars program seeks to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

    Scholarship Type: Full-cost Masters and PhD scholarship

    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


    • You must be acitizen of any country outside the United Kingdom.
    • You must be 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 Scholarship: Several

    Value of 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

    Duration of Scholarship: For the duration of the programme

    Eligible Countries: For international students

    To be taken at (country): Cambridge University UK

    Application Deadline

    Applications for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship for October 2016 entry will open on 1 September 2015. The deadlines are as follows:

    • Round 1 (US citizens based in the USA) –14 October 2015
    • Round 2 (all other eligible candidates)– 2 December 2015

    Offered annually? Yes

    How to Apply

    Visit the Scholarship Webpage


    Gates Cambridge Trust


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