university-of-cambridge-vector-720x340 The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are one of the most prestigious international scholarships in the world. The Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme was established in October 2000 by a donation of US$210m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge; this is the largest ever single donation to a UK university.
Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Eligibility Requirements: Scholarships are available for a postgraduate degree in any subject at Cambridge for applicants who are ordinarily resident 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.) Scholarship Worth: A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge. It also provides additional, discretionary funding. The Gates Cambridge Scholarship is one of the most generous international scholarships available. It covers the following costs: Core components the University Composition Fee at the appropriate rate* a maintenance allowance for a single student (£14,600 for 12 months at the 2016-17 rate; pro rata for courses shorter than 12 months) one economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course inbound visa costs & associated NHS surcharge costs Discretionary components The Trust also considers applications for several types of additional funding on a discretionary basis: Academic development funding - from £500 to £1,500, dependent on the length of your course, to attend conferences and courses. Family allowance - up to £10,120 for a first child and up to £4,320 for a second child (2016-17 rate). No funding is provided for a partner. Fieldwork - you may apply to keep up to your normal maintenance allowance while on fieldwork as part of your PhD. Hardship funding - for unforeseen difficulties Maternity/Paternity funding - should you require it, you may apply to intermit your studies for up to 6 months and continue to receive your maintenance allowance during this time Some fourth year funding for PhD Scholars may be provided Application Deadline: December 7th 2016  APPLY HERE