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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 (via the APPLICANT PORTAL) must be submitted by 7th December 2016.  In order to avoid the inevitable last-minute rush, we advise you to complete your application by mid- November 2016.

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 APPLICANT PORTAL must be completed by new applicants before 12th October 2016.  If you are a current or former student of the University of Cambridge (and are applying for a new course) then the deadline is 7th December 2016.

New applicants from the USA who return the APPLICANT PORTAL after 12th October 2016 but before 7th December 2016 will only be considered for modest, part-cost awards offered by the Cambridge Overseas Trust.

Awards Timetable



Deadline for

Expected date of award

12 Oct 2016

Certain US applicants*

Gates Cambridge

Early February

7 Dec 2016

Overseas and EU fee status*

Gates Cambridge

Early April

7 Dec 2016

Overseas fee status

Cambridge Trust

Late February onwards

4 Jan 2017

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.