Gates Cambridge Scholarships for International Students

Host Institute                          University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level                                       PhD, MSc or MLitt,
Number of scholarship           About 95 Scholarships

Target countries                      Citizens of any country outside the United Kingdom

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Scholarship Value
A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge. It also provides additional, discretionary funding.
The Gates Cambridge Scholarship is one of the most generous international scholarships available. It covers the following costs:
Core components
ü  the University Composition Fee at the appropriate rate*
ü  a maintenance allowance for a single student (£14,900 for 12 months at the 2017-18 rate; pro rata for courses shorter than 12 months)
ü  one economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course
ü  inbound visa costs & the cost of the Immigration Health Surcharge
Discretionary components
The Trust also considers applications for several types of additional funding on a discretionary basis:
Ø  Academic development funding - from £500 to £2,000, dependent on the length of your course, to attend conferences and courses.
Ø  Family allowance - up to £10,120 for a first child and up to £4,320 for a second child (2016-17 rate). No funding is provided for a partner.
Ø  Fieldwork - you may apply to keep up to your normal maintenance allowance while on fieldwork as part of your PhD (the Trust does not fund other fieldwork costs as these should be funded by the University Composition Fee).
Ø  Hardship funding - for unforeseen difficulties
Ø  Maternity/Paternity funding - should you require it, you may apply to intermit your studies for up to 6 months and continue to receive your maintenance allowance during this time
Ø  Some fourth year funding for PhD Scholars may be provided.
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You can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship if you are:
Ø  a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom
Ø  applying to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study at the University of Cambridge:
v  PhD (three year research-only degree)
v  MSc or MLitt (two year research-only degree)
v  One year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.)
·         Check which application deadline applies to you for October 2018 entry.
·         Gates Cambridge administers two selection rounds each year:
·         Round 1: US citizens normally resident in the USA
·         Applicants in this round must apply by 11 October 2017 for entry in October 2018.
·         Round 2: all other eligible applicants
·         The application deadline in this round is determined by the course you are applying for. You can check which of the two deadlines below applies to you by checking the course directorywhich will be updated in early August 2017.

What stage?
Round 1
Round 2
Applications open
4 September 2017
4 September 2017
Application deadline
11 October 2017
Dependent on your course - either 6 December 2017 or 4 January 2018*
Departmental ranking
October - November
December - February
Trust shortlisting
Early March
Shortlisted candidates invited to interview
Late December
Early March
26 & 27 January 2018 (USA)
27 & 28 March 2018 (Cambridge, UK)
Scholarships offered
Early February
Late March
Scholarships accepted
48 hours after offer
48   ours after offer

·         The application deadline for Round 2 is determined by the course you apply for. You can check which of the Round 2 deadlines above applies to you in the course directory. Please also note that if a course deadline is earlier than the relevant funding deadline above (e.g. the LLM in Law), you must apply by the earlier course deadline.

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