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Gates Cambridge Scholarships


Deadline: 2014-10-15 (National)

In October 2000, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a donation to the University of Cambridge of $210 million to establish the Gates Cambridge Trust. This benefaction creates in perpetuity an international scholarship program to enable outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge. The Trustees are required to award scholarships on the basis of a person's intellectual ability, leadership capacity, and desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout the world by providing service to their communities and applying their talents and knowledge to improve the lives of others.


Candidates must have a first class or high second class honors degree, or its equivalent, from a recognized university. For universities which work according to the North American pattern, candidates will be expected to have excellent transcripts with high GPA scores showing evidence of sustained achievement in study.


Varies depending on academic program.


Covers the full cost of study at Cambridge for a single person - namely, all approved University and College tuition fees, a maintenance allowance, a further discretionary allowance for study-related activities, and one return economy airfare between the UK and the Scholarís normal country of residence.

Application Process

To be considered for this scholarship, applicants apply directly to Cambridge University. See web site above for details on how to apply. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Center for Undergraduate Excellence for guidance.

Learn More

Please contact the Center for Undergraduate Excellence.