Gates Cambridge Scholarship program is available as full-cost postgraduate scholarships to around 80 international students. This scholarship program is those seeking admission at the University of Cambridge.
The Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the tuition fee, maintenance, travel costs, allowances for accompanying children and many other study-related costs making studying in the UK almost free for the recipients.
|Scholarship Type||Merit-Based, College-Specific, Full-Ride-Scholarships|
|Organization||University of Cambridge|
|Application Deadline||Sep 30 ,2020|
|No. of Scholarships||80|
|International Students Eligible||Yes|
|Scholarship Website Link||https://www.gatescambridge.org/apply/deadlines|
Gates Cambridge Scholarship is designed for international students from any country outside the UK. Under the scholarship program, an eligible applicant is the one who
Applicants must note that the Gates Cambridge Scholarship program is also available to the present/previous Gates Scholars.
Programs which are NOT eligible for Gates Cambridge Scholarship:
Therefore, students of these programs can opt for other scholarships at the University of Cambridge or external Scholarships like Commonwealth scholarship.
To apply for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, eligible candidates must submit an application for admission and funding. This must be done via Cambridge’s Graduate Application Portal. Applications for the next funding session, i.e. 2021/22, will begin from September 2020.
As a part of the application, one must submit the following:
Explain why you are applying for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship and how you fulfill the eligibility criteria. It should also include brief details of your academic career, reasons for selecting the University of Cambridge and your course.
Along with two academic references the university admissions, Gates Cambridge Scholarship applicants must submit a reference specifically for the scholarship. In the application form, it is asked:
Please provide the assessment of the applicant’s suitability for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. These are awarded on the following criteria:
In addition to that, the university also asks:
These can be academic advisors, employers, Academic Deans, etc.
Gates Scholarship Ph.D. applicants are only asked to submit their research proposal, in about two pages. However, applicants are recommended to check the requirements of their chosen program for any additional criteria.
The officials are aware that this application process for the scholarship program is detailed and may be complex for a few students. However, seeing that this is a full-ride scholarship program, meaning it will cover the recipient’s tuition, accommodation, and stay in the UK, these requirements must be fulfilled.
The Gates Cambridge Scholarship selection panel uses a three-stage procedure, to ensure that applicants meet all the requirements to the highest degree:
Set up through a gracious generous grant by Bill and Malinda Foundation, the Gates Cambridge scholarships are given by the University of Cambridge to the international students, for the doctorate and postgraduate programs at the University of Cambridge.
Applicants who want to receive the scholarship have to complete the admission and application process as per the set deadlines. The general dates of the scholarship program are listed:
|Particulars||Round One||Round Two|
|Opening of applications||September 02||September 02|
|Application close date||October 09||December or January|
|Ranking by Department||October-November||December- February|
|Shortlisting by the Trust||Early December||Mid-February|
|Interviews||Mid December||End February|
|Application Outcome Notification||Mid-March||Mid-March|
|Offering of Scholarship||End of March||End of March|
Recipients are given 48 hours' time to convey their acceptance of Gates Cambridge Scholarships.
Gates Cambridge Scholarships cover the full cost of studies and provide the following benefits to the winning applicants:
*If any winning applicant is receiving a fixed salary from his/her employer, the trust may reduce the amount of maintenance accordingly.
This Gates Cambridge scholarship does not cover the equipment costs and bench fees if charged. If there are any additional charges for field trips etc. that also are not covered under this scholarship as the composition fees are already covered under principal grant heads.