Gates Cambridge Scholarship for Postgraduate International Students in UK, 2016-17


Gates Cambridge Scholarship for Postgraduate International Students in UK, and the deadlines are as follows: Round 1 (US citizens based in the USA) – 12 October 2016 and Round 2 (all other eligible candidates) – 6 December 2016. Each year, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funds bill gates scholarship to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge. It also provides additional, discretionary funding. The Gates Cambridge Trust is looking for students with outstanding academic credentials, demonstrated leadership abilities, a passion to contribute to the improvement of society and a good fit with the graduate programme at Cambridge for which they are applying. Full details: 

School(Institutions/ Country):  at the University of Cambridge | UK

Level: full-time postgraduate degree (PhD, MSc or MLitt or one year postgraduate course)

Field(s): any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

Deadline: the deadlines are as follows:  Round 1 (US citizens based in the USA) – 12 October 2016 and Round 2 (all other eligible candidates) – 6 December 2016. 

Funded By:  The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Beneficiaries(Target Groups):  Gates Cambridge Scholarship is targeted for Citizens of any country outside the United Kingdom .

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

‣ No. of awards: Up to 40 Gates Cambridge Scholarship is awarded to US students and up to 55 scholarships are awarded to international students.

‣ Scholarship Tenure :

Value of Scholarship : A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge. It also provides additional, discretionary funding. The Gates Cambridge Scholarship is one of the most generous international scholarships available. It covers the following costs:

  • one economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course
  • inbound visa costs & associated NHS surcharge costs
  • Discretionary components: The Trust also considers applications for several types of additional funding on a discretionary basis:
  • Academic development funding – from £500 to £1,500, dependent on the length of your course, to attend conferences and courses.
  • Family allowance – up to £9,630 for a first child and up to £4,110 for a second child. 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 PhD.
  • Hardship funding – for unforeseen difficulties
  • Maternity/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
  • Some fourth year funding for PhD Scholars may be provided
  • Receiving a salary or substantial other scholarship? If you are receiving a salary from an employer or have another substantial scholarship, the Trust reserves the right to reduce or not pay the standard maintenance allowance. You should let the Trust know ASAP if you are awarded any funding towards your degree at Cambridge.
  • Description

    ‣ The Gates Cambridge Scholarship is one of the most prestigious international scholarship programs in the world. 

    ‣ The programme was established in 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 Scholarships are prestigious, highly competitive full-cost financial aid grants. 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.

    Eligibility

    To avail Gates Cambridge Scholarship, candidates must meet the following requirements:

    Have what it takes to avail Gates Cambridge Scholarship ?

    ‣ 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:  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.)

    ‣ Curent student at Cambridge? If you are applying for a new postgraduate course you can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

    ‣ For example, if you are currently studying for an MPhil you can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a PhD. Current Gates Cambirdge Scholars may also apply for a second scholarship if they are applying for a new degree. Current Cambridge students apply and are considered in the second, international deadline and go through the same process of departmental ranking, shortlisting and interviewing as all other candidates.

    ‣ However, if you have already started a course you cannot apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to fund the remainder of it.


    Selection Criteria for  Gates Cambridge Scholarship

    Each Scholar is different and brings something unique to the programme. But they are looking for four key criteria:

    ‣ Academic excellence

    ‣ Leadership potential

    ‣ A commitment to improving the lives of others

    ‣ A good academic fit with Cambridge


    Scholarship Application Method

    ‣ Applicants apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship and admission to their chosen postgraduate course at the University of Cambridge and a Cambridge College via the Graduate Admissions Office, using the Graduate Application Form and supporting documents. Full details can be found at www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk.

    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.

    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.

    [If you are applying for admission to the MBA or Master of Finance programme you apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship via the Judge Business School (see below)]

    To be considered for postgraduate admission and a Gates Cambridge Scholarship all applicants must submit the following documents to the Graduate Admissions Office by the relevant deadline:-

    • Graduate Application Form (which includes a Gates Cambridge section)
    • Academic transcripts
    • 2 academic references
    • 1 personal reference (for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship)

    Although not specifically required for the Gates Cambridge application, the Graduate Admissions Office or academic department may require some applicants to submit the following for admission to the University:

    It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they submit all documents required so they can be considered for both admission and a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

    Scholarship Application Due Date:  the deadlines are as follows:  Round 1 (US citizens based in the USA) – 12 October 2016 and Round 2 (all other eligible candidates) – 6 December 2016. 

    ‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

    ‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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