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Applications from Students Outside the UK

Overseas applicants (except USA)

Information on sources of funding is at:

Detailed information about funding closing dates is on the University website:

Fees at the 'overseas' rate (i.e. students from outside the EU) are appreciably higher than those for Home/EU students and in many cases are not met by single studentships originating in the UK. Further information can be found here:


NB In order to be considered for a Cambridge award, your application for admission (GRADSAF) must be submitted by 2nd December 2015.  In order to avoid the inevitable last-minute rush, we advise you to complete your application by mid- November 2015.

NB There are separate deadlines for applications and funding for candidates from the USA.

Overseas applicants (USA)

The information about applying is the same as that above for other non-UK/non-EU candidates except that, in order to be considered for both the Gates Cambridge Scholarships and Cambridge Overseas Trust awards, the GRADSAF must be completed by new applicants before 14th October 2015.  If you are a current or former student of the University of Cambridge (and are applying for a new course) then the deadline is 2nd December 2015.

New applicants from the USA who return the GRADSAF after 14th October 2015 but before 2nd December 2015 will only be considered for modest, part-cost awards offered by the Cambridge Overseas Trust.

Awards Timetable



Deadline for

Expected date of award

14 Oct 2015

Certain US applicants*

Gates Cambridge

Early February

2 Dec 2015

Overseas and EU fee status*

Gates Cambridge

Early April

2 Dec 2015

Overseas fee status

Cambridge Trust

Late February onwards

6 Jan 2016

Home and EU fee status

Cambridge Trust

Early March onwards

* Please read the Gates Cambridge Deadlines page to check which deadline is applicable to you. Gates Cambridge is unable to consider applicants with Home fee status.