Timeline

Applications for the academic year 2022-23 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 13 October and submit all their documents by this date (including references), they are not eligible for the later round.

What stage? Date
Applications open Thursday 2 September 2021
Application deadline Wednesday 13 October 2021
Departmental ranking Monday 18 October 2021 to Thursday 18 November 2021
All applicants notified of application outcome Wednesday 01 December 2021
On-line review and selection by panels TBC
Scholarships offered Late January 2022
Scholarships accepted 72 hours after offer

All other eligible applicants

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

What stage? Date
Applications open  Thursday 2 September 2021
Application deadline Dependent on your course – either 2 December 2021 or 6 January 2022 (see Course Directory)
Departmental ranking December – February
All applicants notified of application outcome February 2022
On-line review and selection by panels February and March 2022
Scholarships offered Late March
Scholarships accepted 72 hours after offer