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Gates Cambridge Scholarship in UK | Postgraduate Application 2024/2025

Postgraduate admissions are now open at the University of Cambridge for interested students wishing to enrol and stand a chance of winning the fully funded Gates Cambridge Scholarship for courses commencing in the next academic year.

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To be a beneficiary of this funding program 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.


Scholarship Sponsor(s): Cambridge University

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Scholarship Type: Full Funding

Host Institution(s): Cambridge University

Scholarship Worth: See Scholarship Benefits (below)

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Postgraduate (Masters and PhD)

Nationality: Non UK citizens

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Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship 2024/25, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom.
  • Be applying to pursue one of the following courses at the University of Cambridge: PhD (full-time or part-time); MLitt (full-time); One year postgraduate course (full-time), with some exceptions
  • Current student at Cambridge University who wish to apply for a new postgraduate course at the University.

Scholarship Benefits

  • The University Composition Fee at the appropriate rate.

  • A maintenance allowance for a single student (£20,000 for 12 months at the 2023-24 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

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Applicants are to fill an online application and submit their application for admission and funding (Gates Cambridge and other funding) via the University’s Graduate Application Portal.

The admission section:

In this section you are applying to a specific graduate course and a College place. You will provide all of the usual details about yourself, your academic background, plans and suitability for the proposed course.

The funding section:

In this section you can apply for a range of funding offered by the University and associated bodies, including the Gates Cambridge Scholarships, which has its own sub-section.

Also Check: The Gates Scholarship 2023/2024 for Study in USA

Document Requirements:

When applying for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you will be asked to provide the following:

  • Statement: In the application form we ask:In no more than 3000 characters (approximately 500 words) please explain why you are applying for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship and how you meet the four main criteria. Full details about how to apply, including selection criteria and guidance on completing this statement, can be found at: gatescambridge.org
  • Research proposal: Gates Cambridge requires PhD applicants only to submit a research proposal as part of their application for funding.
  • Gates Cambridge reference: In addition to two academic references for admission, Gates Cambridge applicants submit a reference about their fit with the scholarship.

Application Deadline: October 11, 2023

Visit the Official Website for Further Details

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