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Fully Funded Gates Cambridge Scholarship 2022

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.

Each year Gates Cambridge offers c.80 full-cost scholarships to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Approximately two-thirds of these awards will be offered to PhD students, with approximately 25 awards available in the US round and 55 available in the International round.

There are at least 225 Scholars from c. 50 countries studying in Cambridge at any one time who pursue the full range of subjects available at the University and are spread across its departments and Colleges.

The Gates Cambridge mission is to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others. It aims to achieve this mission by selecting outstanding scholars, providing them with financial and non-financial support at one of the world’s leading universities and facilitating community building at and beyond Cambridge.

About University of Cambridge

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Postgraduate Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of Postgraduate Scholarship

This scholarship covers the full cost of studying + discretionary funding.


Requirements for Postgraduate Scholarship Qualification

  • The Gates Cambridge Scholarship is open to citizens of any country outside the United Kingdom.
  • Applicants of Gates Cambridge Scholarship are selected based on their academic excellence.
  • Applicants with an excellent leadership potential will be considered.
  • He/She must be committed to improving the lives of others.
  • You should be applying to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study at the University of Cambridge:
    • PhD
    • MPhil/MLitt
    • One year postgraduate course (with some exceptions)
  • The following courses are not eligible :
    • Any Undergraduate degree, such as BA (undergraduate) or BA affiliated (a second BA)
    • Business Doctorate (BusD)
    • Master of Business (MBA)
    • Master of Finance (MFin)
    • PGCE
    • MBBChir Clinical Studies
    • MD Doctor of Medicine degree (6 years, part-time)
    • Graduate Course in Medicine (A101)
    • Part-time degrees
    • Non-degree courses

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Application Deadline

September 30, 2022


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to University of Cambridge on apply.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk to apply
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