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Gates Cambridge Scholarship



The Gates Cambridge Scholarship program was established in October 2000 by a donation of $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 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 program at Cambridge for which they are applying The aim of the Gates Cambridge program is to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others. Gates Cambridge alumni pursue further study or employment across many sectors of society and, despite the relative youth of the program, are increasingly taking on leadership roles and applying their knowledge and skills to improve the lives of others.


Eligiblity Information

Academic Level:
Junior, Senior, Bachelors degree (not currently enrolled), Masters

Age minimum or maximum:*
Minimum and/or maximum age? 30 (maximum)

Open to international students:

Required to demonstrate financial need:

Discipline Area(s):
Open to All Disciplines

Minimum GPA:
If yes, what is the minimum? 3.8

Demographic Information (preferred or required):

Award type:

Amount Awarded:
Amount varies


Application Information:

Application Deadline:

Date application is available:

USC endorsement required:

Contact Information: