Gates Cambridge full-cost scholarships.

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 programme aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others

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

The next application round opens in early September 2012 for entry in October 2013. Scholarship deadlines are:
Round 1 – US citizens based in the USA – 16 October 2012
Round 2 – all other eligible candidates – 4 December 2012

How to apply
To ensure you submit the best application possible, please read this section of the site carefully. You will find everything from the basics of who is eligible to what type of person we are looking for.

Once you have read this section thoroughly, read about how we select Scholars.

If you have any questions please after reading these sections please check our FAQs section which has answers to many common questions. If you have something that isn’t answered on our website feel free to contact us.

Please note that Trust is not able to provide feedback to applicants.
We look forward to receiving your application.

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

Fuller details about each stage are available from the menu on the left.
Please note that Trust is not able to provide feedback to applicants.


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