Gates Cambridge Scholarship- MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

Awarded By: University of Cambridge in UK
Updated on Mar 7, 2024
Rekha Madi
Rekha Madi
University Research Analyst
Course: Masters
Deadline: Dec 5, 2023
Amount: POUND 66,035
United KingdomUK

Scholarship Overview

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. Each year Gates Cambridge offers c.80 full-cost scholarships to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

Applicable course, university, and country

  • This scholarship is applicable for Masters Degree
  • This scholarship is applicable for the following courses in University of Cambridge in UK
  • Master of Philosophy in Engineering for Sustainable Development
  • Courses Eligible for Scholarship
  • PhD (three-year research-only degree)
  • Master of Science or MLitt (two-year research-only degree)
  • One year postgraduate course (eg MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, Master of Business Administration etc)

Scholarship amount details

  • Max scholarship per student: Pound 66,035 => Rs 69,89,805
  • Conversion rate used: 1 Pound = Rs. 105.85 (last updated 9th January 2024)
  • Scholarship amount will be given: One Time
  • Scholarship amount will be given: One Time
  • Scholarship covers:
    • the University Composition Fee at the appropriate rate
    • £18,384 of a maintenance allowance for a single student
    • one economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course
    • inbound visa costs & the cost of the Immigration Health Surcharge
  • The Trust also considers applications for several types of additional funding on a discretionary basis:
    • Academic development funding – from up to £500 to up to £2,000, dependent on the length of your course, to attend conferences and courses
    • Family allowance – currently up to £10,420 for one child and up to £14,870 for two or more children (2022-23 rate tbc). 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)
    • 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
    • Hardship funding – for unforeseen difficulties facing the scholar

    Scholarship amount can be used for:

    Type of Expense Indicates if the scholarship can be used for this type of expense
    Tuition & Fees ✔ Scholarship amount can be used for this
    Living Expense × Not covered in scholarship
    Accommodation × Not covered in scholarship
    Air Fare/Travel Expenses ✔ Scholarship amount can be used for this
    Spouse/Child Care ✔ Scholarship amount can be used for this
    Health Cover ✔ Scholarship amount can be used for this
    Application × Not covered in scholarship
    Others ✔ Scholarship amount can be used for this

    Number of students to be awarded:

    Eligible student nationality

    India, United States of America, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Malaysia, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Norway, Japan, Thailand, Belgium, Armenia, Fiji, China, South Korea, Greece, Mauritius, Estonia, Luxembourg, Ukraine, South Africa, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Philippines, Cyprus, Bangladesh, Lithuania, Monaco, Nepal, Georgia, Hong Kong, Turkey, Malta, Bahrain, Barbados, Guyana, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Finland, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Isle of Man, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Pitcairn, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Appication Process for this scholarship

    Applicants must submit an application for graduate admission, a College place and funding – including a Gates Cambridge Scholarship – via the University’s Graduate Applicant Portal

    Scholarship Application:
    Students will be auto-considered for this scholarship when they apply for the courses on which this scholarship is applicable.
    No separate application is needed.

    Application Documents:

    Type of documents Indicates if this type of document is required to be submitted
    Academic Transcripts Required

    Additional Information:

    • LOR: Two academic references for admission
    • In the application form we ask: Please give your assessment of the applicant’s suitability for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. These are awarded on the following criteria: intellectual ability, justification for the choice of course, a commitment to improving the lives of others and leadership capacity

    We also ask:

    • How highly would you rank the applicant for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship?
    • On what overall group are you basing this ranking?
    • What is the size of this group?
    • Essay: It is required for admission purpose. The following are the main essay questions on the Cambridge MBA application:
    • Please provide a personal statement. It should not exceed 500 words and must address the following questions:
    • What are your short and long-term career objectives and what skills/characteristics do you already have that will help you achieve them?
    • What actions will you take before and during the MBA to contribute to your career outcome?
    • If you are unsure of your post-MBA career path, how will the MBA equip you for the future?
    • What did you learn from your most spectacular failure? (200 words)
    • Describe a situation where you had to work jointly with others to achieve a common goal. What did you learn from the experience? (up to 200 words)

    Statement- In no more than 3000 characters (approximately 500 words) please explain why you are applying for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship and how you meet the four main criteria.

    Courses which are NOT eligible for Gates Cambridge Scholarships:

    • Any Undergraduate degree such as BA (undergraduate) or BA affiliated (a second BA)
    • Business Doctorate (BusD)
    • Master of Business (MBA)
    • Master of Finance (MFin)
    • PGCE
    • MBBChir Clinical Studies
    • MD Doctor of Medicine degree (6 years, part-time)
    • Graduate Course in Medicine (A101)
    • Part-time degrees
    • Non-degree courses

    Important Dates & FAQ info:

    Info Date
    Scholarship Deadline: December 5, 2023
    Contact Number: 44 (0) 1223 338467
    Contact Email: info@gatescambridgeorg

    Scholarship Eligibility

    • The selection criteria are outstanding intellectual ability, leadership potential, a commitment to improving the lives of others, a good fit between the applicant’s qualifications and aspirations and the postgraduate programme at Cambridge for which they are applying
    • Applicant must be a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom
    • Applicant must be applying to pursue full-time residential course of study at the University of Cambridge
    • Bachelor: Professional Bachelor (4 years) when awarded from a top institution (BEng; BTech; MBBS) with a grade of 70% Bachelor of Law (3 years) with a grade of 70% Bachelor of Arts (3 years) (From University of Delhi and Mumbai) with a grade of 70% or Masters with a Pass
    • IELTS: 70 with no score less than 70 in each section
    • Interview: Candidates will be invited for a 20-25 minute interview and, depending on where you are, you can either attend in person or choose to be interviewed by Skype
    • Each interview has four main sections:
    • 1 Welcome and introduction: The Chair will introduce the panel, set out the format of the interview, and provide any other essential information to allow for a productive session

    Special Restrictions:
    No Special Restriction applicable
    Exams Details:

    Exam name Indicates if exam is required and cutoff (if any)
    IELTS Required (minimum score 7)
    12 Required
    UG Required (minimum score 700%)
    Interview Required

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The frequently asked questions about the scholarship are:

    Who can apply for the Scholarship?
    The scholarship is applicable to students from various countries.

    What is the minimum Qualification Required?
    The students must have completed their undergraduate education from a recognized institution.

    What is the procedure for applying?
    Students will be auto considered for the scholarship. No separate application is required.

    What are the documents required for filling the forms?
    Official transcripts.

    What is the duration of the Scholarship?
    One Time