Applications for October 2020 entry are now closed. Applications for entry in the academic year 2021/22 will open in September 2020.

Gates Cambridge considers candidates in two selection rounds each year:

Round 1: US citizens living in the USA only

Applicants in this round must apply by 9 October 2019 for entry in October 2020.

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 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.

Gates Cambridge follow the University of Cambridge application deadline time rule of midday (UK time) on the relevant application deadline day. 


What stage? Round 1 Round 2
Applications open 2 September 2019 2 September 2019
Application deadline 9 October 2019 Dependent on your course - either 3 December 2019 or 7 January 2020
Departmental ranking October - November December - February
Trust shortlisting Early December Mid-February
Shortlisted candidates invited to interview Mid-December Early March
All applicants notified of application outcome 20 December 2019 13 March 2020
Interviews 24 & 25 January 2020 (Seattle, USA) 23 & 24 March 2020 (Cambridge, UK)
Scholarships offered Early February Late March
Scholarships accepted 48 hours after offer 48 hours after offer