How to apply
Standard applications (via the Graduate Admissions Office)
To apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, you must apply for both a Gates Cambridge Scholarship and admission to your chosen post-graduate course at the University of Cambridge through the Graduate Admissions Office. It is not possible to apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship with out applying to the University of Cambridge in the first instance. If you are applying for an MBA or Master of Finance, all applications must be made directly to the Judge Business School (see below).
You need to apply for admission as a postgraduate student to the University of Cambridge and a Gates Cambridge Scholarship at the same time, using the same application pack.
To be considered for postgraduate admission and a Gates Cambridge Scholarship all applicants must submit the following documents to the Graduate Admissions Office by the relevant deadline:-
- GRADSAF application form (which includes a Gates Cambridge section)
- Academic transcripts
- 2 academic references
- 1 personal reference (for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship)
Although not specifically required for the Gates Cambridge application, the Graduate Admissions Office or academic department may require some applicants to submit the following for admission to the University:
- English language test scores (if English is not your first language)
- A research proposal, an example of your written work, a GRE/GMAT score, etc. Not all applicants will be required to submit such documents – you will find details of what you need to submit in the Graduate Studies Prospectus and department website.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they submit all documents required so they can be considered for both admission and a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.