10 Universities that Offers Full Scholarships to International Students

4. University of Cambridge – Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Study level: Postgraduate

Amount:

Core components:


The University Composition Fee at the appropriate rate

A maintenance allowance for a single student (₤17,500 for 12 months; pro rata for courses shorter than 12 months)

One economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the courses

Inbound visa costs and the cost of the Immigration Health Surcharge

Discretionary components:

Academic development funding – from ₤500 to ₤2,000

Family allowance – up to ₤10,120 for a first child and up to ₤4,320 for a second child

Fieldwork

Hardship funding

Maternity / Paternity funding

Some fourth year funding for PhD Scholars may be provided

Eligibility: Applicant must be:

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 courses (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.)

Criteria:

Outstanding intellectual ability

Leadership potential

A commitment to improving the lives of others

A good fit between the applicant’s qualifications an aspirations and the postgraduate program at Cambridge for which they are applying

Duration: Dependent on study level and course

Number available: 90

Deadline:

Round 1: October

Round 2: Dependent on the selected course, usually December / January

University website: www.cam.ac.uk