Gates Cambridge scholarships for international students


9 Oct/3 Dec 2019 (annual)

Study in


Course starts

October 2020

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.

Host Institution

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

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.

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 and you are 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.)

Official Scholarship Website