Gates Cambridge Scholarship at University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is normally ranked in the top three universities worldwide. It typically receives over 9,000 applications for graduate study from non-British applicants, approximately 1,700 of whom take up their place at Cambridge. Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students from outside the UK to study at the University of Cambridge. The programme aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

  • may be citizens of any country outside the United Kingdom.
  • may apply to study any subject available at the University of Cambridge.
  • may apply to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study:
    • PhD (three year research only degree)
    • One-year post-graduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, Diploma, MBA etc.)
    • MSc or MLitt (two year research only degree)
    • MBBChir Clinical Studies (3 year taught degree
  •  must be admitted to one of the degrees above at Cambridge through the University's normal admission procedures. The Trust does not admit students.
  • must be well prepared for the Cambridge course for which they are applying and must meet all of the conditions for admission specified by the University (e.g. academic, English language proficiency, if required, and any other conditions set).
  • must be able to show evidence of high academic achievement, leadership potential, social commitment and a good fit with Cambridge.
  • who are already studying at Cambridge are only eligible to apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship if they are applying for a new course of study (e.g. a one year ‘MPhil only’ student may apply for funding to continue on to the PhD). Candidates already studying at Cambridge who are not applying for a new course of study (e.g. have already started their PhD) are not eligible to be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

Once applicants have applied for admission and a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, the Trust asks academic departments in Cambridge to rank their very best candidates. A shortlisting committee then applies the four main criteria of the scholarships to produce a final interview list. Gates Scholars are selected after interview.
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