Fully Funded Gates Cambridge Scholarship 2024/2025 UK

UK Gate Cambridge Scholarship for the year 2024/2025 is announced and interested applicants from the known 255 nationalities are welcome to apply for the scholarship.

Fully Funded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

The level of Study that is required is Masters and PhD and are 260 courses, the mode of study is full time and also a part-time, depending on what the applicant chooses. International applicants are to apply by the funding deadline for their course either 5 December 2023 or 4 January 2024. All Successful international Applicants will be informed by 1 April 2024.

About Scholarship:

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.

Each year Gates Cambridge offers c.80 full-cost scholarships to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a 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.

Award details:

Fees (International) Maintenance Student visa cost Student immigration health surcharge Other (see below)
The Gates Cambridge Scholarship provides funds to fully cover a scholars’ non-controllable study costs. This would typically be between £35,000 – £45,000 per year. The exact amount will depend on the specific course fee and course length and whether the student is in receipt of any other funding awards.

In addition, the Gates Cambridge Scholarship provides a wide range of funding beyond fees and maintenance which could add up to a total funding package of around £65,000 per year.

This includes a return flight and/or train ticket to Cambridge, visa costs and the NHS health surcharge; scholars are also eligible to apply for a range of discretionary funding during the tenure of their award such as Academic Development Funding for conferences and Dependent Child Allowance if bringing their child (children) with them to Cambridge.

Research costs (such as consumables) are not included as these should be covered by the University fee paid by the Trust.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships provide a maintenance allowance of up to 4 years for PhD Scholars at the outset. Extensions are considered on a case-by-case basis in the event of intermission or illness if the scholar cannot complete their studies within the original tenure of their award.

How to Apply

Applicants Criteria:

  • Outstanding intellectual ability
  • Reasons for choice of course
  • Commitment to improving the lives of others
  • Leadership potential

Who can apply:

  • A citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom
  • Applying to pursue one of the following courses at the University of Cambridge: Ph.D. (full-time or part-time*) MLitt (full-time) One-year postgraduate course (full-time), with some exceptions – see below
  • For October 2024 entry, Gates Cambridge is continuing to pilot a scheme that allows applicants to apply for funding for a part-time doctoral degree.

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