2017 Funded Gates Cambridge Scholarships for International Students

gatessssScholarship Info:

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships remain one of the most prestigious international scholarships in the world. Scholarships are annually awarded to deserving international applicants from countries outside the UK to undertake full-time postgraduate degree programs in subjects and courses available at the University of Cambridge.

Scholarship Institution:

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Eligible courses:

The courses available are shown below:

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

Number of scholarships:

About 95 Scholarships are awarded each year.

Eligible candidates:

International citizens of any country outside the United Kingdom.

Scholarship value:

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.


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: 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.)

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

How to apply:

It is not possible to apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship without applying to the University of Cambridge.  You must apply for admission as a postgraduate student to the University of Cambridge and a Gates Cambridge Scholarship at the same time, using the one application pack. There are two Gates Cambridge application deadlines: 12 October 2016 (US citizens resident in the USA) and 7 December 2016 (all other eligible applicants).

It is important to read the How to Apply section and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Click here to apply

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