Application Deadline: The deadline for the gates-Cambridge scholarship is 7th December 2016.
Gates Cambridge Scholarship is funded each year by Bill and Melinda Foundation to pursue a full time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost studying at Cambridge. It also provides additional discretionary funding.
The aim of the Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme is to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
The Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme was established in October 2000 by a donation of US$210m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge; this is the largest ever single donation to a UK university.
At Cambridge, Scholars pursue the full range of subjects available at the University and are spread through its departments and Colleges.
Course Level: Gates Cambridge Scholarship is available to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree (PhD, MSc or MLitt or one-year postgraduate course) in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.
Study Subject (s): Gates Cambridge Scholarship is awarded to study any subject available at the University of Cambridge.
Scholarship Award: A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge. It also provides additional, discretionary funding. The Gates Cambridge Scholarship is one of the most generous international scholarships available. It covers the following costs:
the University Composition Fee at the appropriate rate*
a maintenance allowance for a single student (£14,600 for 12 months at the 2016-17 rate; pro rata for courses shorter than 12 months)
one economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course
inbound visa costs & associated NHS surcharge costs
What is not covered
Most costs are covered by the Scholarship but Gates Cambridge does not cover bench fees or the costs of scientific equipment or similar academic resources. The Trust expects such core course costs to be covered by the academic department at Cambridge.
Scholarship can be taken in the UK
Eligibility: Scholarships are available for a postgraduate degree in any subject at Cambridge for applicants who are ordinarily resident outside the United Kingdom, Applicants can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship if they are:
a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom
applying to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study at the University of Cambridge:
PhD (three-year research-only degree)
MSc or MLitt (two-year research-only degree)
One-year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.)
Applicants can use the form below to quickly check if they are eligible to apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship and, if so, in which of the two application rounds you must apply. Applicants will find full details about our eligibility criteria further down the page.
Nationality: Citizens of any country outside the United Kingdom can apply for these bill gates scholarships.
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have their previous degree.
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirements: Graduate Admissions Office or academic department may require some applicants to submit the following for admission to the University:
English language test scores (if English is not your first language)
A research proposal, an example of your written work, a GRE/GMAT score, etc. Not all applicants will be required to submit such documents
How to Apply: all applicants must submit the following documents to the Graduate Admissions Office by the relevant deadline: –
Graduate Application Form (which includes a Cambridge section)
2 academic references
1 personal reference (for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship)
Application Deadline: The deadline for the scholarship is 7 December 2016.
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