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Gates Cambridge Scholarships (Fully-funded Masters & PhD) in UK 2020/2021 for International Students

Gates Cambridge Trust offers full fee postgraduate (Masters and PhD) Gates Cambridge Scholarships for outstanding International students to study any course at the University of Cambridge, UK.

Application Timeline:

  • Applications Opened: 2nd September, 2019
  • Applications Closes: Dependent on your course – either 3rd December 2019 or 7th January 2020 midday (UK time) 

Eligible Countries: international

To be taken at (country): Cambridge University UK

Accepted Subject Areas: Masters and PhD Courses offered by the university

About the Award: Gates Cambridge Scholarships are 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 Gates Cambridge Scholarships programme aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

Gates Cambridge scholarship

Type: Masters, PhD

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

Eligibility

  • a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom.
  • 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

How to Apply: Apply Here

Visit the Scholarship Webpage for Details

Award Sponsors: Gates Cambridge Trust

Important Notes:

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are extremely competitive: over 4,000 applicants apply for 90 Scholarships each year.

Given the intense competition, the Trust has a four stage selection process:

  • Departmental ranking – the very best applicants to each department are ranked on academic merit only
  • Shortlisting – Gates Cambridge committees review the applications of ranked candidates using all four Gates Cambridge criteria and put forward a list for interview
  • Interview – all shortlisted candidates have a short interview to assess how they meet all four Gates Cambridge criteria
  • Selection – chairs of interview panels meet to decide the final list of Scholars
  • A good fit between the applicant’s qualifications and aspirations and the postgraduate programme at Cambridge for which they are applying
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14 Comments
  1. Egbule Kingsley Chukwuyem says

    I NEED A SCHOLARSHIP FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMED. THANK YOU.

  2. Abraham Thompson says

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  3. MOMOH ONAIVI YAKUBU says

    I need admission/ scholarship to study in ph .d in agricultural extension in U.K and U. S.A

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  5. Fajemisin josephine says

    I want you to update me how to apply,with what citeria and when next again the programme will take up

  6. Fajemisin josephine says

    I want to have my masters in Animal production and health.i want you to notify me how to get the applicant form.

  7. THERESA MUPANDUKI says

    Quite interesting! Am interested and am wondering if at all I still have a chance to apply now seeing the deadline is December. I wanted to apply for a Masters in International Development / Masters in International Relations and Diplomacy. Thank you.

  8. Fereshteh Bashiri says

    please update me how can I apply for scholarship for PHD in safety and health environment in UK. thx

  9. Abdullai Lawal says

    Good opportunity to improve academic and leadership qualities

  10. Ayele Ensermu says

    Helo my dear I'm Ayele Ensermu from the developing country i.e. Ethiopia specifically from the Region of Assosa western Ethiopia in which I had a MA in Developmental Economics and I had been working in my country for about 6 years in my profession as planning and program officer, as research & consultant in Assosa management institute and Now I working in rural road development authority. Today I'm highly interested, looking/searching for phD Scholarship chance which is provided by your institution most probably in Economics courses or related once.
    I'm waiting your support on a concrete idea, my email address- [email protected] . Thank you.

  11. Nganyi Ochieng Gershon says

    Fantastic!

  12. Beyadglign Hunegnaw says

    hillo i am beyadglign hunegnaw from developing country ethiopia .iam bsc in agricultrue spcificaly ,animal production and tecnology and i am 6 year work expiriance in my profition in the different secters and konw i am working now livestok research center as jouner researcnar in ethiopia .naw i am intersted to up grade my self and to solve farmers problem when i will got msc program in your instition in animal feed and nutriton program and ather related courses.my email addrass is [email protected]
    thank you

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  14. ABEDNEGO MMARI says

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