Applications are invited for the University of Cambridge Scholarships. The University of Cambridge will offer, via the Cambridge Trusts, approximately 250 Cambridge International Scholarships to Overseas Students who embark on a research course in the next academic year. The awards will be made on a competitive basis to those applicants considered by their departments to be the most outstanding.
To be eligible to receive a Cambridge Trust International Scholarship, students must:
- be liable to pay the Overseas University Composition Fee (i.e. be assessed as ‘Overseas’ for Fee Status purposes).
- be engaged in a three-year research program leading to the Ph.D. (i.e. will be registered as Ph.D., “Probationary Ph.D.” or “CPGS”) starting in the next academic year.
- be engaged in full-time study.
- have a high upper-second-class undergraduate honors degree from a UK Higher Education Institution or an equivalent from an Overseas Institution.
A University Committee draws up one ranked list of all Ph.D. candidates across all disciplines. The only factors considered in agreeing to this list are academic qualifications, references, and research potential. The financial situation of applicants does not affect the selection of scholarship winners.
Number of Scholarships: 250
Value of Cambridge Trust International Scholarship:
Each award will underwrite the full cost of fees and maintenance for the duration of the course.
Duration of Cambridge Trust International Scholarship:
The award has a maximum duration of three years and is available to all students who will be registered for a three-year research program, leading to the Ph.D. (including CPGS), that starts in the next academical year.
Eligible Countries: International
To be taken at (country): University of Cambridge, UK
How to Apply:
All candidates should submit the Graduate Application Form and complete the funding section of the online application form via the Applicant Portal expressing their ‘wish to be considered for funding’.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Eligibility: 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: Ph.D., MSc, or MLitt, or a one-year postgraduate course.
To be considered for funding, complete the standard University Graduate Students’ Application Form and complete the ‘funding’ section. You can then be considered for all scholarships you are eligible to apply for. The deadline for Cambridge-Trust scholarships is usually the first week in December.
The Gates Cambridge Scholarship is an international postgraduate award for students to study at the University of Cambridge. The scholarship is one of the most competitive and prestigious in the world, with around 1.3% of applicants receiving an award in recent years.
These are awarded on the following criteria: intellectual ability, justification for the choice of course, a commitment to improving the lives of others, and leadership capacity.
Gates Cambridge provides scholarships to outstanding applicants from outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree. The ‘Student Funding Search’ publicizes awards available for current and prospective students.
There are no age limits on this scholarship.
GPA Range: 3.4 – 4.0. Average MCAT Score: 514. MCAT Range: 499 – 522.