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Cambridge Scholarship for International Students| Fully-funded Gates 2018/2019 session for Africans


The 2018/2019 Gates Cambridge Scholarship is now open for applications from international students who want to pursue a graduate degree at Cambridge University in the UK. The scholarships are a prestigious, highly competitive full-cost financial aid grants 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. Up to 40 Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to US students and up to 55 scholarships are awarded to international students.

A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge. It also provides additional, discretionary funding.

Core components

  • the University Composition Fee at the appropriate rate*
  • a maintenance allowance for a single student (£14,900 for 12 months at the 2017-18 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 & the cost of the Immigration Health Surcharge

Discretionary components

The Trust also considers applications for several types of additional funding on a discretionary basis:

  • Academic development funding – from £500 to £2,000, 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 (the Trust does not fund other fieldwork costs as these should be funded by the University Composition Fee).
  • 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 (Cambridge PhD programmes usually last for three years).


  • 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
  • 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.)
  • Round 1 (US citizens based in the US) – October 11, 2018
  • Round 2 (citizens of all other eligible countries) – December 6 2018 or January 4, 2019
    (depending on the admission deadline for the course you are apply to).

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  1. Moses Deborah chidimma

    Please I want to go to school but my parents don’t have enough to train me in school

  2. Perder esta oportunidade. Por favor me incluam na vossa lista

  3. Abdullahi Salisu Aminu

    The resone why i want to study i want want study to study so that i should help my self and my country and also a poor people of the world

  4. Abdullahi Salisu Aminu

    The resone why i want to study i want to study so that i should help my self and my country and also a poor people of the world

  5. Abdourahim mahamoud Djama

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  6. lneed scholarship lwant good education llive somalia
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  7. Please help me with the application process

  8. I really want to be among the African people to study overseas , so that I can bring more development

  9. Anne wangari ndung'u

    My pleasure to advance my degree in your institution.I hold a diploma in Early Childhood Development Education.

  10. Yussif Abdul Malik

    Good day Sir, how do I apply for this Scholarship.
    I am interested.

  11. Yussif Abdul Malik

    How do I apply for this scholarship

  12. Help me to apply for this scholarship

  13. IAM astudent from Malawi with a pending diploma in land administration l would like to get ascholarship to study at your University to upgrade to a degree level in estate management or any field related to land administration… looking forward to your cosideration

  14. from i was child i wish study in cambridge ..im from libya i try to develop my english just for my only wish that study in this great univesrty

  15. Helping I am somali Me Stundent last Year The end the cllase
    So thet gev Me Scolar ship Helping My People

  16. Ahmed Kalai ezzar

    Je suis ahmed

  17. Bonjour je me nomme traore mazeguela je suis ivoirienne et je vie en Côte D’ivoire mon matricule est le suivant 10034347D je viens d’obtenir mon BAC de technicien et j’aimerais bien pouvoir poursuivre mes études jusqu’au BTS dans votre établissement et je vous prie d’agréer mon souhait Merci bien


    Je suis intéressé pour étudier au Royaume Uni. Et d’adailleur mon rêve est d’améliorer et avoir une formation professionnelle.J’aimerais donc postuler selon les conditions de votre programme de bourse.
    Bref, je suis Régis Ntakarutimana, de nationalité burundaise, titulaire d’un diplôme de Baccalauréat en philosophie, dynamique pour continuer mes étude si les possibilités le permettront

  19. May I have the applications for me to apply via my e-mail.thank you.

  20. i love the program and gladly would want to be part of it….am a young graduate of education in literature and would want to peruse a masters

  21. Coulibaly Doyérégué Mamadou

    Good morning,
    I’m Ivory Coast student, i study Industry Alimentary.
    I have need scholarship to study an a quality University like yoursself. So help me to get this scholarship.

  22. I would really appreciate if i get an opportunity

  23. Bonjour je m’appelle salabwe pierre que doit-je faire pour mérité votre bourse d’étude ?

  24. Why is there no proper link to access Application?

  25. Why is there no proper and trusted link for application?

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  27. John Lamu Dawi Mshelia

    hi, I wish to apply. thanks

  28. Bello olamilekan herick

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