If you are interested in studying in the United Kingdom on a fully funded scholarship,  The Gates Cambridge Scholarships should be one of the top choice. 

Short Summary

  • Country: United Kingdom 
  • Scholarship Type: Merit-based
  • Offered by: Government of the UK 
  • Institutions: University of Cambridge  
  • Type: Fully Funded one-time scholarship
  • Degree Program: Master, PhD 
  • Scholarship Amount: £18,384 or more 
  • Deadline: October 1, 2023, December 1, 2023, and January 5, 2024 (Opens Now)

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships for International Students is one of the most popular scholarship programs worldwide available for international candidates. Students from various countries globally can apply to the University of Cambridge to pursue a full-time postgraduate, MLitt, MSc, or Ph.D. degree program in any course. The scholarship is available to 80 students every year. However, while you can apply for the gates to study any subject, there is a list of courses that do not apply to the scholarship program. They include

  • MASt courses
  • Non Degree courses 
  • Part-time degrees
  • Graduate Studies in Medicine
  • 6 years part-time in MD Doctor of Medicine degree
  • MBBChir Clinical Studies
  • PGCE
  • MFin (Master of Finance)
  • MBA (Master of Business)
  • Business Doctorate
  • Any BA or BA-affiliated undergraduate degree

The scholarship program is for international candidates who meet the eligibility requirements for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship program.

You can find full list of scholarships in UK for international students here.

Eligibility Criteria 

To be eligible to apply for the Gates Cambridge Scholarships, you must meet the following criteria.

  • You must be a citizen of a country outside the UK.
  • You must apply to pursue a full-time program in MLitt or MSc, Ph.D., or a one-year postgraduate course.
  • You must show leadership potential
  • You must possess an extraordinary intellectual ability
  • You must state clearly the reasons for choosing your course of study.

Benefits of Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Benefits of the Gates Cambridge Scholarship for international students include,

  • Full tuition fee waiver
  • One-year maintenance allowance of £18,384
  • Fieldwork funding
  • Family allowance of between £10,944 to £15,612 (depending on the number of children)
  • Educational development allowance (between £500 – £2000 based on length of course)
  • Travel and visa expenses, etc.

How to Apply for Gates Cambridge Scholarship

To apply for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship Program, visit the official website below. To be deemed fit for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, candidates must fill out the section for applying for admission, which includes their course, the College area, and the part of the Gates Cambridge funding section. Applications must be through the Institute’s Graduate Application Portal.

Applications end by 12 October 2022 (for US citizens), 1 December 2022, or 5 January 2023 (for candidates from other countries, depending on the course).

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