Timeline

Applications for 2021-22 entry are now open.

Gates Cambridge manages two selection rounds each year; full details are below.

If after reading the details below you are not sure in which round you should apply please email info@gatescambridge.org with details.

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.

  1. US citizens resident in the USA
  2. All other eligible applicants

US citizens resident in the USA

This is the earlier round for applicants who are both US citizens and resident in the United States; it is specific to Gates Cambridge.  Students meeting these criteria must apply by 14 October and submit all their documents by this date (including references), they are not eligible for the later round.

What stage? Date
Applications open 1 September 2020
Application deadline 14 October 2020
Departmental ranking October – November
Trust shortlisting Early December
Shortlisted candidates invited to interview Mid-December
All applicants notified of application outcome 21 December 2020
Interviews 22 & 23 January 2021 (tbc)
Scholarships offered Early February
Scholarships accepted 48 hours after offer

All other eligible applicants

The large majority of applicants will apply in this round, which is also aligned with the University’s postgraduate funding competition. There are two possible application deadlines and these are based on course to which your are applying.

What stage? Date
Applications open  1 September 2020
Application deadline Dependent on your course – either 3 December 2020 or 7 January 2021
Departmental ranking December – February
Trust shortlisting Mid-February
Shortlisted candidates invited to interview Early March
All applicants notified of application outcome 12 March 2021
Interviews 23 & 24 March 2021 (tbc)
Scholarships offered Late March
Scholarships accepted 48 hours after offer