The Gates Cambridge Scholarship Program

Do you want to know how you could pursue your postgraduate degree at no cost?

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship program offers scholarships to outstanding international students to pursue a postgraduate degree at the University of Cambridge. The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition, fees, and living expenses.

To be eligible for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a citizen of a country outside the UK
  • Be admitted to a full-time postgraduate degree program at the University of Cambridge
  • Demonstrate outstanding intellectual ability
  • Demonstrate a commitment to improving the lives of others
  • Demonstrate leadership potential

If you are an outstanding international student with a passion for making a difference in the world, I encourage you to apply for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

How to apply

To apply for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, you must first submit an application to the University of Cambridge. Once you have submitted your application to Cambridge, you can then apply for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

They require candidates to answer a 500-word prompt about why they’re applying for the scholarship and how they meet the criteria. Applicants also need to provide references. Further, applicants pursuing their PhD must provide a research proposal as well.

The application process for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship is competitive, but it is important to note that all eligible students are encouraged to apply. To submit a strong application, be sure to highlight your academic achievements, your research interests, your commitment to public service, and your leadership potential.

Preparing for Oxbridge Interviews

What most people don’t realise about Oxbridge applications is that when you get called for an interview, it gets scheduled within a week. This means that you have one week to prepare for the most crucial part of the application process.

This is often not enough. In fact, we recommend that students start preparing for the interview while completing their applications. This way, they have enough time to develop their critical thinking skills and their ability to respond to unfamiliar problems with creativity and rationale.

Based on my experience, as well as the experience of my students, multiple rounds of practice is what see students through these interviews. Here is what one of my students had to say about their preparation experience.

“With multiple mock interviews every week, each crafted based on previous interviews conducted by Oxford, Kavita ensured that I was confident about facing any type of problem.

The assessment of the mock interviews helped me identify areas of improvement, as well as come up with creative solutions to overcome them. Without this well-rounded guidance, I don’t know if I would’ve gotten into my dream university…”

Without adequate practice, even the best candidate may fall short due to the abstract nature of the interview.

Contact us to learn more about Oxbridge interviews.

The Equity Research Project

Ask most alums- they’ll tell you that the practical learnings from their courses were what was most valuable for their career.

That is what makes the Cambridge Master of Finance program so attractive. Through their degree, students complete two mandatory projects and one optional one.
One such project is the Equity Research Project, a four-week course that gives students the chance to apply their financial, accounting, strategic, and communication skills to a real-world investment analysis.

How does it work?
Each team of students is assigned a listed company and tasked with carrying out a stock valuation. They work together to conduct detailed research on the company, identify its investment potential, and make a recommendation on whether to buy or sell shares.

The project is guided by an academic supervisor who provides advice and support, and at the end of the project, the teams present their findings to a panel of industry practitioners, including investment managers and equity analysts.

The teams are guided throughout the project by an academic supervisor who will provide advice and support. At the end of the project, the teams are required to make an active recommendation on whether to buy or sell shares in the company. The students then present their recommendations to a panel of experts including finance faculty and actual fund managers.

How does it add value for students?
This real-world simulation is a valuable opportunity for students to develop their presentation and pitching skills, as well as their ability to engage with industry experts and field questions on the spot. It is also a great way to network with potential employers and learn about the latest trends in the financial industry.