Gates Cambridge Scholarship Programme 2020 at the University of Cambridge
Applications for 2020 entry are now open.
We are delighted that you are interested in applying for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
The selection criteria are:
outstanding intellectual ability
reasons for choice of course
a commitment to improving the lives of others
There are about 225 Scholars from c. 50 countries studying in Cambridge at any one time who pursue the full range of subjects available at the University and are spread across its departments and Colleges.
The aim of the Gates Cambridge programme is to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
Check if you are eligible to apply.
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:
Ph.D. (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.)
The University Composition Fee at the appropriate rate*
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)
One economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course
Inbound visa costs & the cost of the Immigration Health Surcharge
Academic development funding – from £500 to £2,000, dependent on the length of your course, to attend conferences and courses.
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.
Fieldwork – you may apply to keep up to your normal maintenance allowance while on fieldwork as part of your Ph.D. (the Trust does not fund other field work costs as these should be funded by the University Composition Fee).
Hardship funding – for unforeseen difficultiesMaternity/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