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  • Thursday, October 17, 2019

  • Scholarships

  • International Office

Brief Description:

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are one of the most prestigious international scholarships in the world. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.


Host Institution(s):        University of Cambridge, United Kingdom


Course Level:                    Masters/PhD Degree


Subject(s):                      PhD, MSc or MLitt, or a one year postgraduate course in any subject offered at the University.


Grants:                           A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge including tuition fees, maintenance allowance, travel costs, etc. It also provides additional, discretionary funding such as academic development funding, family allowance, fieldwork, etc.


Eligibility:                      You can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship if you are:

  • A citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom.
  • Applying to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study: PhD (three year research-only degree); MSc or MLitt (two year research-only degree); or a one year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.)


Deadline:              3 Dec 2019 (annual)

For more detail about eligibility and how to apply,    

  • Monday, June 20, 2016

  • Education

  • Ayaz Mahmood

The University of Cambridge is offering a free online course to prepare for IELTS (International English Language Testing System). IELTS is English language proficiency test for non-native English language speakers required by the universities in UK, Australia and New Zealand for admission purposes.

The new five-week course, Inside IELTS: Preparing for the Test with the Experts, is for anyone who wants to study abroad and have English language qualification. This free online course is created by Cambridge English Language Assessment (part of the University of Cambridge), who produce the IELTS test. The course will start on September 12, 2016.

Course At A Glance

Length:  5 weeks
Effort: 3 hours pw
Subject: IELTS
Institution: University of Cambridge and FutureLearn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Starts on September 12, 2016

Providers’ Details

Cambridge English Language Assessment is a part of Cambridge Assessment, a not-for-profit department of the University of Cambridge. Their role is to develop and deliver English language testing, teacher development, and curriculum reform worldwide, as part of the University’s educational mission. They have around 650 staff working in offices in more than 20 countries worldwide and a global network of 2,800 authorized centres who deliver our exams.

FutureLearn is a social learning platform based in the UK and providing free, online courses from the world’s leading educators. They have over 3 million registered learners studying over 6.5 million courses.

About This Course

  • What skills are important for success in the IELTS Academic test?
  • How do IELTS examiners assess your level?
  • What do you need to do in order to improve your IELTS band score?

This five-week course will help you find answers to questions like these.

Why Take This Course?

Applicants will learn about the skills they need for IELTS Academic and beyond, on this free online course from the experts who produce the test.

Learning Outcomes

Applicants will get a clearer idea of what and how to study, both to prepare for the test and to develop your academic English skills. By the end of the course, they will:

  • Understand how IELTS Writing and Speaking are assessed and have an opportunity to share your own writing and speaking with experts and other learners;
  • Know more about the different Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tasks in the test and how to do your best in these;
  • Understand your own strengths and needs, so that you can get a better IELTS band score and improve your English;
  • See how English is used at university, and how this is related to the IELTS test;
  • And be able to prepare for the IELTS test in a way that will benefit them beyond the exam.


Gad Lim

Dr. Gad Lim is Principal Research Manager at Cambridge English Language Assessment. He conducts research on second language learning, teaching, and testing.


  • This course is for anyone who wants to improve their IELTS score. It is especially useful for people who want to take IELTS Academic and go to university.
  • University has tried to use simple English in the course as much as possible, but we recommend your English is at least level B1 (around IELTS band 4.5 or higher) to take the course.
  • The course is aimed at people preparing for IELTS Academic. If you are preparing for IELTS General Training, you will find that some of this course is useful for you, but not all. Of course, you are welcome to join. Speaking and Listening are the same in Academic and General Training, but Reading and Writing are different.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

  • Friday, February 27, 2015

  • Scholarships

  • Yasir

The HEC and Cambridge Commonwealth Trust (CCT) jointly fund (open merit) fully funded (which will cover university/college tuition fee, stipend and return air fare) PhD scholarships for University of Cambridge. Scholarships are awarded for Pakistani students to undertake direct PhD & MS/MPhil leading to PhD Program.

For more information, application form and eligibility criteria please visit: