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Deadline: Applications will open in September | Apply here
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 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.)
Location: Cambridge, the United Kingdom

Gates Cambridge Scholarship Programme 2019

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.

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.

The selection criteria

The selection criteria are:

  • outstanding intellectual ability
  • leadership potential
  • a commitment to improving the lives of others
  • a good fit between the applicant’s qualifications and aspirations and the postgraduate programme at Cambridge for which they are applying
  • While at Cambridge, Scholars pursue the full range of subjects available at the University and are spread across its departments and Colleges

Building a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others

The Alumni are pursuing further study or employment across many sectors of society and, despite the relative youth of the programme, are increasingly taking on leadership roles and applying their knowledge and skills to improve the lives of others.

The aim of the Gates Cambridge programme is to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

Interested in applying for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship Programme 2019? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.


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