Gates Cambridge Scholarship

The application for the University of Cambridge and for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship Application is now available. Please read the announcement below:


This is to let you know that applications for postgraduate admission to the University of Cambridge and a Gates Cambridge Scholarship for 2014/15 is now open (as of 1 September 2013).

Full details about postgraduate admission (how to apply, courses, colleges, funding opportunities, etc.) are available from

Full details about applying for a Gates Cambridge Scholarships are available from  


Please note the following Gates Cambridge deadlines:

·         US round 15 October 2013 – for US citizens normally resident in the USA

·         International round 3 December 2013 – for all other eligible applicants


Most information you and your applicants will need – together with answers to common questions – is available from the websites above. If you have any specific questions not answered on the website, please email for scholarship-related queries or for admissions-related questions.


Oxford/Cambridge National Institutes of Health Medical Research Scholars Program

Deadline: January 2, 2013

The NIH has parternered with Oxford and Cambridge to create a collaborative graduate program in the biomedical sciences. Students typically spend two years in the UK at either school and then two years at a research facility in Bethesda, Maryland finishing their thesis and dissertation research. Students are then awarded a PhD from either Oxford or Cambridge. Students are awarded stipends of $24,000, health and travel benefits and other lab support including lab fees and tuition waivers.

The British Marshall Scholarship

Deadline: Oct 1, 2013

The Marshall Scholarship provides 40 Americans with scholarships to spend 2-3 years studying for a post-graduate (graduate) degree in the UK. Scholars are selected not only on the basis of their academic success, but also on their potential to make a positive contribution to society. To apply, students must be US Citizens who have graduated in the past 3 years (or are in their senior year). Students must have a 3.7 GPA and must be endorsed through NC A&T.

Fulbright Summer Institutes

The very prestigious Fulbright program offers summer institutes in the UK for students who have completed no more than two years of university study (so, current freshmen and sophomores). These programs are between 3-5 weeks long, and are fully paid for, including tuition, lodging, airfare, and meals.

From the Fulbright website:

“Participants in these programmes will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic programme at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.”

This is a GREAT opportunity for students interested in studying abroad. There are no major requirements, though one institute focuses on drama, while another focuses on art and design.

The deadline is March 16


Check out this article about students participating in the Fulbright Summer Institute at the University of Bristol.

Rhodes Scholarship

Deadline: October 2, 2012

The Rhodes Scholarship is an international program that brings students from around the world to study at Oxford University in England. Cecil J. Rhodes, British  business magnate and statesman, established this scholarship in his will. In his will, Rhodes specified that Rhodes scholars possess the following qualifications:

(1) literary and scholastic attainments;

(2) energy to use one’s talents to the full, as exemplified by fondness for and success in sports;

(3) truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship;

(4) moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.

The Rhodes Scholarship is designed for graduate work only, so students should be in at least their final year of undergrad when they apply.

National Insitutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

Deadline: January

The NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelrated doctoral training program for students entering biomedical research careers. The program provides funding for students to study in Oxford or Cambridge. The program allows students to conduct research without the formal courses that are required in the US. Students may elect to take courses that support their research interests.

Because of the lack of classes, students entering the program have a very strong scientific background, and have engaged in research as undergrads.