Gates Cambridge Scholarship

What is it? ⎥ Who is eligible? ⎥ Official Website ⎥ Next steps ⎥ Calendar 


NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Notre Dame students and alumni who are not citizens of the US or UK are eligible for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship. The application process is exactly the same as for US citizens, except that the timeline differs. International students are encouraged to meet the CUSE National Fellowship deadlines (see below), though this is not required.

What is the Gates Cambridge Scholarship?

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship assists students of exceptional academic achievement and scholarly promise for whom advanced study at the University of Cambridge would be particularly appropriate. The awards are based on intellectual ability, leadership capacity, and a demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of others.

Who is eligible to apply?

To apply, you must be: 
  1. A citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom
  2. 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); or a one year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.) 

Link to Official Website

Next Steps:

  1. Review the eligibility requirements on this page to ensure that you are (or will be) eligible to apply.
  2. Review the calendar of events and deadlines on this page to ensure that the campus application deadlines have not passed.
  3. Complete the brief Declaration of Interest form and submit a resume to fellows@nd.edu.
  4. Visit the Cambridge Graduate Admissions site to learn more about graduate study at Cambridge. Visit the Graduate Course Directory to learn more about available graduate degrees. Visit the Applying page to learn more about the application process itself.

Calendar of Deadlines and Events:

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