Check which application deadline applies to you for October 2018 entry.

Gates Cambridge considers candidates in two selection rounds each year:

Round 1: US citizens normally resident in the USA only

Applicants in this round must apply by 11 October 2017 for entry in October 2018.

Round 2: All other eligible applicants (part of the Graduate Funding Competition)

The application deadline in this round is determined by the course you are applying for and is set by the central Graduate Admissions Office. You can find which of the two deadlines below applies to you by checking the Graduate Funding Competition deadline in the course directoryPlease note that scholars who apply in round 1, or who are eligible to apply in round 1 (ie. US citizens normally resident in the USA), may not apply in this round. 

What stage? Round 1 Round 2
Applications open 4 September 2017 4 September 2017
Application deadline 11 October 2017 Dependent on your course - either 6 December 2017 or 4 January 2018*
Departmental ranking October - November December - February
Trust shortlisting Mid-December Early March
Shortlisted candidates invited to interview Late December Early March
Interviews 26 & 27 January 2018 (USA) 27 & 28 March 2018 (Cambridge, UK)
Scholarships offered Early February Late March
Scholarships accepted 48 hours after offer 48 hours after offer

*The application deadline for Round 2 is determined by the course you apply for. You can check which of the Round 2 deadlines above applies to you by searching the Graduate Funding Competition details in the course directoryPlease also note that if a course deadline is earlier than the relevant funding deadline above (e.g. the LLM in Law), you must apply by the earlier course deadline.