Bourses Royaume-Uni 2020: The Gates Cambridge University Scholarship

Type de bourse
Bourse de Recheche
Royaume Uni
Date fin de candidature
03 déc. 2019

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Bourses Royaume-Uni 2020: The Gates Cambridge University Scholarship

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme for gradute studies in UK 2020

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.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Art
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Life Sciences (Biological and Clinical Medicine)
  • Physical Sciences
  • Techology (eg: Computer Science, Engineering, Judge Business School)

Required Languages : English.

Eligible Countries : All world countries.

Program Period: 

  • Master: 2 Years.
  • PhD: 3 Years.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Academic excellence.
  • You should be able to make a strong case for a particular postgraduate degree at Cambridge.
  • A commitment to improving the lives of others.
  • A capacity for leadership.
  • Applicants must be from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded).

  • The University Composition Fee at the appropriate rate*
  • A maintenance allowance for a single student (£17,500 for 12 months; pro rata for courses shorter than 12 months)
  • One economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course
  • Inbound visa costs & the cost of the Immigration Health Surcharge
  • Academic development funding – from £500 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 (2018-19 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).
  • Hardship funding – for unforeseen difficulties
  • 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
  • Some fourth year funding for PhD Scholars may be provided

How to Apply

First Step: Apply for admission to a course and a College place and the Gates Cambridge part of the funding section.

Second Step: Build up an account on the website.

Third Step: Fill in your personal information

Fourth Step: Submit those documents:

  • Gates Cambridge Statement: 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.
  • CV/Resume
  • Research proposal (PhD applicants only)
  • Gates reference: In addition to two academic references for admission, Gates Cambridge applicants submit a reference about their fit with the scholarship.

Fifth Step: Answer the application questitions.

Sexth Step: Submit the application

Dossier de candidature

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Organismes proposant la bourse

Gates Cambridge Trust

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