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Fully Funded Gates Cambridge Scholarship Programme 2020 to study in the United Kingdom

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship Programme 2020 to study in the United Kingdom are now open. 

The scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the United Kingdom to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The aim of the Gate Cambridge programme is to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

Scholarship Value:

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship is one of the most generous international scholarships available. It covers the following costs:

  • The University Composition Fee at the appropriate rate
  • A maintenance allowance for a single student (£17,500 for 12 months at the 2020-21 rate; pro rata for courses shorter than 12 months) – for PhD scholars the award is for up to 4 years
  • One economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course
  • Inbound visa costs & the cost of the Immigration Health Surcharge
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The Trust also considers applications for several types of additional funding on a discretionary basis:

  • Academic development funding – from up to £500 to up to £2,000, dependent on the length of your course, to attend conferences and courses
  • Family allowance – up to £10,120 for a first child and up to £4,320 for a second child (2020-21 rate). 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 (the Trust does not fund other fieldwork costs as these should be funded by the University Composition Fee)
  • 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
  • Hardship funding – for unforeseen difficulties

Eligibility:

You can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship if you are:

  • Any Undergraduate degree such as BA (undergraduate) or BA affiliated (a second BA)
  • Master of Business (MBA)
  • Master of Finance (MFin)
  • MBBChir Clinical Studies
  • MD Doctor of Medicine degree (6 years, part-time)
  • Graduate Course in Medicine (A101)
  • Part-time degrees
  • Non-degree courses

Selection Criteria:

The selection criteria are:

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

DEADLINES:  October 9, 2019 (US Citizens) / January 7, 2020 (Other Applicants)

To apply and for more information visit here.

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