The Gates Cambridge Scholarship for Postgraduate International Students at University of Cambridge in United Kingdom | 2019

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The Gates Cambridge Scholarship for Postgraduate International Students.

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Applications for 2019 entry are now open. Find out how to make the best application. International students who are looking to further for their postgraduate degree can now take advantage of the Gates Cambridge Scholarships award of offered by the University of Cambridge in United Kingdom.

This University of Cambridge Scholarships are one of the most distinguished 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.

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme was established in October 2000 by a donation of US$210m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge; this is the largest ever single donation to a UK university.

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship Description:

  • Course Level: Masters Degree/PhD Degree
  • Scholarships can be taken in: UK
  • Scholarship Award: A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge including tuition fees, maintenance allowance, travel costs, etc. It also provides additional, discretionary funding such as academic development funding, family allowance, fieldwork, etc.Read about the full scholarship value at this link.
  • Number of ScholarshipsAbout 95 Scholarships are awarded each year.
  • Nationality: Citizens of any country outside the United Kingdom.

Study Subject: 

  • PhD, MSc or MLitt, or a one year postgraduate course in any subject offered at the University


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)
    • One year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.)

You can check the eligibility checker to quickly check if you are eligible to apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

Also Read: Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists for the 2019/20 Academic Session

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should submit an application for graduate admission, a College place and funding – including a Gates Cambridge Scholarship – via the University’s Graduate Applicant Portal.  Remember that there are two Gates Cambridge application deadlines: 10 October 2018 (US citizens resident in the USA) and 5 December 2018/3 January 2019 (all other eligible applicants).


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