University of Cambridge Masters Scholarship 2022 Application Update

University of Cambridge Masters Scholarship is now open for applications from suitably qualified students. It is a fully funded scholarship for all students sponsored by the University of Cambridge.

University of Cambridge Masters Scholarship

The University of Cambridge is rich in history–its famous Colleges and University buildings attract visitors from all over the world.

But the University’s museums and collections also hold many treasures which give an exciting insight into some of the scholarly activities, both past and present, of the University’s academics and students.

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.

The first class of scholars came into residence in October 2001.

Benefits of University of Cambridge Masters Scholarship

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

Core Components

1. The University Composition Fee at the rate

2. A maintenance allowance for a single student (£18,744 for 12 months at the 2022-23 rate; pro rata for courses shorter than 12 months)–for PhD scholars the award is for up to 4 years.

3. One economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course.

4. Inbound Visa costs & the cost of the Immigration Health Surcharge.


Discretionary Components

1. The Trust also considers applications for several types of additional funding discretionarily:

2. Academic development funding–from up to £500 to up to £2,000, dependent on the length of your course, to attend conferences and courses.

3. Family allowance–up to £10,944 for one child and up to £15,612 for two or more children (2022-23 rate). No funding is provided for a partner.

4. 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).

5. 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

6. Hardship funding–for unforeseen difficulties facing the scholar.


Application Deadline

December 1, 2022.

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