Applications will be accepted, Starting from September 1, 2013, for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship for October 2014 entry. The 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 global scholarship is for intellectually outstanding postgraduate students with a capacity for leadership and a commitment to improving the lives of others. The programme aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge; including the University Composition Fee and College fees at the appropriate rate; a maintenance allowance for a single student (£13, 300 for 12 months at the 2012-13 rate; pro rata for courses shorter than 12 months); and one economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course.

Selection criteria for the Scholarship includes:

leadership potential

A commitment to improving the lives of others

A good fit between the applicant

qualifications and aspirations and the postgraduate programme at Cambridge for which they are applying

Who is eligible:

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 at the University of Cambridge: 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.

Courses which are NOT eligible for Gates Cambridge Scholarships:

BA (undergraduate)

BA affiliated (a second BA)

MBBChir Clinical Studies

Part-time degrees

Non-degree courses

Courses at universities other than Cambridge


Gates Cambridge does not admit or place scholars all applications must be made through the University of Cambridge.

Scholarships are available for a postgraduate degree in any subject at the University of Cambridge.

One application form for postgraduate admission and a Scholarship.

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