Wednesday, September 4, 2019

[All Degree] Gates Cambridge Scholarship Programme 2020, United Kingdom (Fully Funded)

 
The Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme was established in October 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.

For 2020 entry, Gates Cambridge will offer 80 full-cost scholarships to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Approximately two-thirds of these awards will be offered to PhD students, with approximately 25 awards available in the US round and 55 available in the International round.

The selection criteria are:
  • outstanding intellectual ability
  • reasons for choice of course
  • a commitment to improving the lives of others
  • leadership potential

There are about 225 Scholars from c. 50 countries studying in Cambridge at any one time who pursue the full range of subjects available at the University and are spread across its departments and Colleges.

The aim of the Gates Cambridge programme is to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
 
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:
  • Core components
    • 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
  • Discretionary components
    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
*The University Composition Fee varies for different types of students; applicants should see the Graduate Studies prospectus for full details about precise amounts. Where a student from the European Union has been successful in gaining a fees award from public authorities they must accept this and the Trust will not pay these fees. 

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 at the University of Cambridge:
    • PhD
    • MSc/MLitt
  • One year postgraduate course (with some exceptions - see belowry
The courses not eligible for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship are listed at the bottom of official page.



How to Apply:

You may apply for admission to a postgraduate degree, a College place and various sources of funding (including Gates Cambridge) via the University’s Graduate Applicant Portal. Full details can be found at www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk.





Deadline:
  • Round 1: US citizens living in the USA only
    • Applicants in this round must apply by 9 October 2019 for entry in October 2020.
  • Round 2: All other eligible applicants (part of the Graduate Funding Competition)
    • The application deadline in this round is determined by the course you are applying for and is set by the central Graduate Admissions Office. You can find which of the two deadlines below applies to you by checking the Graduate Funding Competition deadline in the course directory. Please also note that if a course deadline is earlier than the relevant funding deadline above (e.g. the LLM in Law), you must apply by the earlier course deadline.(07 January 2020)
  • Gates Cambridge follow the University of Cambridge application deadline time rule of midday (UK time) on the relevant application deadline day. 

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