U.S. citizens normally resident in the United States:
Application period: September 1, 2020 to October 14, 2020
Internal deadline: September 14, 2020

International applicants and U.S. citizens living abroad:
Application period:
September 1, 2020 to December 3, 2020 or January 7, 2021 (date dependent on course)
Internal deadline: November 15, 2020

Eligibility requirements:

  • Citizen of any country outside the UK.
  • Applying to pursue in one of the following full-time residential courses of study: 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.)
  • Admission to Cambridge through the university's normal academic procedures.

Award summary and conditions: Scholarships are awarded on the basis of intellectual ability, leadership capacity and desire to contribute to society throughout the world by providing service to communities and applying knowledge and talents to improve the lives of others.  A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at University of Cambridge.

Application process: online

Application requirements: All applicants apply for admission as a graduate student to the University of Cambridge and for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship through one application.  

  • GRADSAF application form
  • Transcript(s)
  • Personal statement (500 word)
  • References, academic (2) 
  • Reference, personal (1)  
  • CV/Resume
  • English language test scores (if first language is not English)
  • Supplemental documents as required for admission to the course (e.g., research proposal, example of written work etc.) See the individual department/course website for details.)

Whitman internal application process: A complete application is required at the internal deadline.

Faculty representative: Keith Raether

Announcement date: All candidates are notified within a week of their national interviews.

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