Get your tertiary education funded and have peace of mind to learn and become what you aspire. it is very necessary to read more information online to get fair idea about how to get such aids.

Today we bring you detailed information on Gates scholarship application, read to the end to benefit from the aid.

Brief description

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are one of the most prestigious international scholarships in the world. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

hese 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 Scholarships Application Process

Applicants submit their application for admission and funding (Gates Cambridge and other funding) via the University’s Graduate Application Portal. Visit only the official website of the institution to apply to avoid making errors in your application.

To be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you must complete the section to apply for admission to a course and a College place and the Gates Cambridge part of the funding section. Gates Cambridge has access to the full application for admission and funding when reviewing applications.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships Application Deadline

9 Oct/3 Dec 2021 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts October 2021

Questions you may be asked

  1. How highly would you rank the applicant for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship?
  2. On what overall group are you basing this ranking?
  3. What is the size of this group?

The Gates Cambridge Reference is used in the same way as the Gates Cambridge Statement – to reduce the large number of well-qualified applicants to those who match the Gates Cambridge criteria.

Host Institution

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Level/Field of study

PhD, MSc or MLitt, or a one year postgraduate course in any subject offered at the University

Number of Awards

About 95 Scholarships are awarded each year.

Target group

Citizens of any country outside the United Kingdom, Ghana

Scholarship value

A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge including tuition fees, maintenance allowance, travel costs, etc. It also provides additional, discretionary funding such as academic development funding, family allowance, fieldwork, etc.


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: 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.)

You can check the eligibility checker to quickly check if you are eligible to apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

Application instructions:

Applicants must submit an application for graduate admission, a College place and funding – including a Gates Cambridge Scholarship – via the University’s Graduate Applicant Portal.  There are two Gates Cambridge application deadlines: 9 October 2021 (for US citizens resident in the USA) and 3 December 2021 or 7 January 2021 depending on the course (for all other eligible applicants).

It is important to read the How to Apply section and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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