Eligibility

  • Scholars
Scholarships are available for a postgraduate degree in any subject at Cambridge for applicants from outside the United Kingdom

You can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship if you are:

  • a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom
  • applying to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study at the University of Cambridge:
    • PhD (three year research-only degree)
    • MSc or MLitt (two year research-only degree)
    • One year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.)

You can use the form below to quickly check if you are eligible to apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship and, if so, in which of the two application rounds you must apply. You will find full details about our eligibility criteria further down the page.

Eligibility checker

You are not eligible for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. But if you plan to apply to Cambridge you may be eligible for other University funding.

Please email info@gatescambridge.org with details of your situation for advice.

You are not eligible for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. But you may be eligible for other University funding.

You are eligible and must apply in the International (second) round, which has a deadline of early December. See our deadlines page for more details.

You are eligible and must apply in the earlier US round, which has a deadline of mid-October. See our deadlines page for more details.

You are eligible and must apply in the International (second) round, which has a deadline of early December. See our deadlines page for more details.