Timeline

Applications for the academic year 2023-24 entry will open on 15 September 2022.

Gates Cambridge manages two selection rounds each year; full details are below.

If after reading the details below you are not sure in which round you should apply please email info@gatescambridge.org with details.

Whether or not you are eligible for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you may be eligible for other funding offered by the University of Cambridge. See www.student-funding.cam.ac.uk for more details.

  1. US citizens resident in the USA
  2. All other eligible applicants

US citizens resident in the USA

This is the earlier round for applicants who are both US citizens and currently resident in the United States; it is specific to Gates Cambridge.  Students meeting these criteria must apply by 12 October and submit all their documents by this date (including references), they are not eligible for the later round.  US citizens who are studying/working overseas at the time of application should apply in the later round (see below).

What stage? Date
Applications open* Thursday 15 September 2022
Application deadline Wednesday 12 October 2022
Departmental ranking Monday 17 October 2022 to Thursday 17 November 2022
All applicants notified of application outcome by Friday 9 December 2022
Review and selection by panels January 2023
Scholarships offered Late January 2023
Scholarships accepted 72 hours after offer

All other eligible applicants

The large majority of applicants will apply in this round, which is aligned with the University’s postgraduate funding competition. There are two possible application deadlines and these are based on the course to which you are applying.  Please apply by the Graduate Funding Competition deadline referenced in the University Course Directory.

What stage? Date
Applications open*  Thursday 15 September 2022
Application deadline* Dependent on your course – either 1 December 2022 or 5 January 2023 (see Course Directory)
Departmental ranking December – February
All applicants notified of application outcome by Friday 3 March 2022
Review and selection by panels March 2023
Scholarships offered Late March
Scholarships accepted 72 hours after offer

*These dates are set by the University of Cambridge admissions office and may be subject to change.  Please refer to the postgraduate admissions web pages for up-to-date details.