Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme for PhD in Cambridge, UK

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme for PhD in Cambridge, UK

Designation/Position-  Gates Cambridge Scholarship

University of Cambridge, UK invites application for Gates Cambridge Scholarship from eligible and interested candidates

About- 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. Gates Cambridge Scholarship

For 2020 entry, Gates Cambridge will offer 80 full-cost scholarships to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Approximately two-thirds of these awards will be offered to PhD students, with approximately 25 awards available in the US round and 55 available in the International round.

Research/Job Area- 

Location- University of Cambridge, UK

Eligibility/Qualification–

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:

Job/Position Description- 

The selection criteria are:

  • outstanding intellectual ability
  • reasons for choice of course
  • a commitment to improving the lives of others
  • leadership potential

A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge. It also provides additional, discretionary funding.

  • the University Composition Fee at the appropriate rate*
  • a maintenance allowance for a single student (£17,500 for 12 months at the 2020-21 rate; pro rata for courses shorter than 12 months) – for PhD scholars the award is for up to 4 years
  • one economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course
  • inbound visa costs & the cost of the Immigration Health Surcharge

How to Apply- Eligible and interested candidate can apply online.

Last Date for Apply–  3 December 2019 or 7 January 2020

Round 1: US citizens living in the USA only

Applicants in this round must apply by 9 October 2019 for entry in October 2020.

Round 2: All other eligible applicants (part of the Graduate Funding Competition)

What stage?Round 1Round 2
Applications open2 September 20192 September 2019
Application deadline9 October 2019Dependent on your course – either 3 December 2019 or 7 January 2020
Departmental rankingOctober – NovemberDecember – February
Trust shortlistingMid-DecemberEarly March
Shortlisted candidates invited to interviewLate DecemberEarly March
Interviews24 & 25 January 2020 (Seattle, USA)23 & 24 March 2020 (Cambridge, UK)
Scholarships offeredEarly FebruaryLate March
Scholarships accepted48 hours after offer48 hours after offer

See Position Details-

Official Website-

Click here to apply- 

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