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 10 October 2018 for entry in October 2019.
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 directory. Please 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||3 September 2018||3 September 2018|
|Application deadline||10 October 2018||Dependent on your course - either 5 December 2018 or 3 January 2019*|
|Departmental ranking||October - November||December - February|
|Trust shortlisting||Mid-December||Early March|
|Shortlisted candidates invited to interview||Late December||Early March|
|Interviews||25 & 26 January 2019 (USA)||26 & 27 March 2019 (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 directory. Please 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.