Eligibility

Siddhartha Kar

Siddhartha Kar

  • Alumni
  • 2012
  • India
  • PhD Public Health and Primary Care
  • Hughes Hall

I studied Medicine at the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College and trained as a doctor at the Sassoon General Hospital — both in Pune, India.

I hold an MPH degree in Epidemiology from the University of Texas at Houston in the US and a PhD in Genetic Epidemiology from the University of Cambridge in the UK, where I was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. I worked as a research assistant at Houston’s MD Anderson Cancer Center while studying for the MPH and since then my research has focused on cancer. I was elected to the first Junior Research Fellowship for Clinical Medicine at Cambridge’s Homerton College while still a PhD student, which enabled me to perform further postdoctoral research on cancer genetics.

Who can apply?

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
    • MSc/MLitt
    • One year postgraduate course (with some exceptions – see below)

Current student at Cambridge?

If you are currently studying at Cambridge and wish to apply for a new postgraduate course you can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. For example, if you are currently studying for an MPhil you can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a PhD. Current Gates Cambridge Scholars may also apply for a second scholarship if they are applying for a new degree. All current Cambridge students will be considered in round two. However, if you have already started a course you cannot apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to fund the remainder of it.

General funding at Cambridge

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.

Courses which are NOT eligible for Gates Cambridge Scholarships:

  • Any Undergraduate degree such as BA (undergraduate) or BA affiliated (a second BA)
  • Master of Business (MBA)
  • Master of Finance (MFin)
  • PGCE
  • MBBChir Clinical Studies
  • MD Doctor of Medicine degree (6 years, part-time)
  • Graduate Course in Medicine (A101)
  • Part-time degrees
  • Non-degree courses