Gates Cambridge Scholarships are highly competitive full-cost scholarships. They 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. The programme aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
Scholarship Type: Full-cost Masters and PhD scholarship
- outstanding intellectual ability
- leadership potential
- a commitment to improving the lives of others
- a good fit between the applicant’s qualifications and aspirations and the postgraduate programme at Cambridge for which they are applying
- 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.)
- already a student at Cambridge and want to apply for a new postgraduate course. For example, if you are studying for an MPhil you can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to do a PhD. However, if you have already started a course, you cannot apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to fund the rest of it.
- already a Gates Cambridge Scholar and want to apply for a second Scholarship. You must apply by the second, international deadline and go through the same process of departmental ranking, shortlisting and interviewing as all other candidates.
Scholarship will cover the full cost of study
- the University Composition Fee and College fees at the appropriate rate*
- a maintenance allowance for a single student (£13, 300 for 12 months at the 2012-13 rate; pro rata for courses shorter than 12 months)
- one economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course
To be taken at (country): Cambridge University UK
Applications for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship for October 2014 entry will open on 1 September 2013. The deadlines are as follows:
- Round 1 (US citizens based in the USA) – 15 October 2013
- Round 2 (all other eligible candidates) – 3 December 2013
Offered annually? Yes
How to Apply
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The University of Cambridge is one of the oldest universities in the world and one of the largest in the United Kingdom. Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known world-wide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students. These high standards are the result of both the learning opportunities offered at Cambridge and by its extensive resources, including libraries, museums and other collections.
The Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and the Cambridge Overseas Trust are both established as charities by the University of Cambridge UK in the 1980s to provide financial support for international students on degree courses at Cambridge.
The aim of the Trusts is to enable candidates of outstanding academic merit, who would not otherwise be able to take up places at Cambridge, to pursue courses of study or research. Awards are offered to selected students at PhD, Masters and undergraduate level in all subjects, and at all 31 Colleges of the University of Cambridge. Awards, which include both full-cost and part-cost scholarships, are made only at the beginning of a course of study, and continue for the duration of the course.
Some scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit alone. Most scholarship schemes also take account of financial need.
To be considered for an award by the Trusts you must be admitted by the University as a student.
Financial Support for you
If you plan to start a degree course at the University of Cambridge, and are from a country outside the European Union, use the tool from this link on country specific awards to see a list of scholarships for which you are eligible:
Please read the details of eligibility carefully.
The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is a collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to offer PhD training to be carried out in English at your chosen lab at A*STAR Research Institutes, NUS or NTU. Students will be supervised by distinguished and world-renowned researchers in these labs. Upon successful completion, students will be conferred a PhD degree by either NUS or NTU.
Scholarship Type: Full time PhD Scholarship
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
- The scholarship is open to all international students
- Excellent academic results to be in the top 20% of your cohort
- Graduate with a passion for research and excellent academic results
- Good skills in written and spoken English
- Good reports from two academic referees
Number of Scholarships: Several
Value of Scholarship
- Attractive monthly stipend over 4 years of PhD studies, which can support you comfortably. The stipend amount is SGD 24,000 annually, to be increased to SGD 30,000 after passing Qualifying Examination.
- Full support for tuition fees for 4 years of PhD studies.
- One-time SGD 1,000 Settling-in Allowance
- One-time Airfare Grant of SGD 1,500
Duration of Scholarship: For the duration of the programme
Application for January 2014 intake has closed. Click here to apply for August 2014 intake.
The Clarendon Fund is a major graduate scholarship scheme at the University of Oxford, offering over 100 new scholarships every year. In 2013/14, there will be well over 300 Clarendon scholars at Oxford from more than 50 different nations. Awards are made based on academic excellence and potential across all subject areas, enabling the most distinguished scholars to study at Oxford University, one of the world’s top five universities and the oldest university in the English-speaking world.
The Clarendon Fund was launched in 2001, and since that time the scholarship has enabled over 1,000 scholars from around the world, who represent the elite academic candidates of their generation, to undertake graduate studies at Oxford.
The University has one goal in mind when selecting Clarendon scholars: to elect the best students worldwide, as decided by experts in each student’s field. This aspect makes the scholarship unique: while many other scholarships stress the need for demonstrated leadership in their selection criteria, Oxford believes that by electing and nurturing the best and brightest minds in any given field the advancement of their study at Oxford will, by its very nature, produce leaders in that field. Furthermore, the process of selection means that the Clarendon scholarly community contains equal number of students from each of the University’s four academic divisions, and this diversity is an immense strength for inter-disciplinary interaction amongst the scholars.
Applications for Clarendon Fund scholarships for entry in 2014/15 are now open. You must apply to the University by the January deadline relevant to your proposed course in order to be considered for a scholarship.
For an indication of when results of the 2014 allocation round will be made available, please see the results page.
By applying for graduate study at Oxford University (Graduate Application) you will automatically be considered for a Clarendon Scholarship. You do not need to submit any additional documents specifically for the Clarendon Scholarships and there is no separate scholarship application form.
The information that you provide with your application form for graduate study at Oxford will be used to assess your funding application. Once the application deadline has passed, you are not able to provide any additional supporting materials (unless the department you are applying to has specifically requested this in support of your application for admission to Oxford).
This scholarship opportunity is available for the St. George campus in first-entry undergraduate programs in either the Faculty of Arts and Science or the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.
To apply for the scholarship and for admission, you must submit a completed application package to the University of Toronto by email. Part of the application package includes an application form which you can obtain from your school counsellor or advisor.
A completed application will feature the following components:
A completed application form, with all applicable sections for both applicant and counsellor filled out (including contact
information, financial information, personal details and essay questions). To obtain an application form, please speak to
your counsellor or advisor.
A scanned copy of all applicable financial documentation.
A scanned copy of your secondary school transcript and any other academic information .
Two reference letters (one academic, one personal).
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