Postdoc, PhD, Masters and Bachelors scholarships and fellowships

Gates Cambridge Scholarships for Masters and PhD, UK

Scholarships are available for a postgraduate degree in any subject at Cambridge for applicants who are ordinarily resident outside the United Kingdom

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:
    • PhD (three year research-only degree)
    • MSc or MLitt (two year research-only degree)
    • One year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.)

You can use the form below to quickly check if you are eligible to apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship and, if so, in which of the two application rounds you must apply. You will find full details about our eligibility criteria further down the page.

We are delighted that you are interested in applying for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Below you will find information which will help you make the best possible application. 


Gates Cambridge considers applications from citizens from outside the United Kingdom who wish to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Cambridge. See our eligibility page for details.


Applications will open on 5 September 2016 for entry in October 2017. There are two Gates Cambridge application deadlines: 12 October 2016 (US citizens resident in the USA) and 7 December 2016 (all other eligible applicants). Further details are available from our deadlines page.

What we are looking for

Gates Cambridge selects Scholars using four criteria: academic excellence, leadership potential, a commitment to improving the lives of others and a good academic fit with Cambridge. You can read about how we interpret these on our ideal candidate page.

How to apply

You apply for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship at the same time as you apply for a degree course, a College place, and any other funding opportunities through the University of Cambridge Graduate Applicant Portal. You will need to supply various supporting documents (e.g. transcripts and academic references), including a personal reference for your application to Gates Cambridge.

Further Information

Application Deadline : 7 December 2016

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