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Gates Cambridge Scholarship Programme 2023-24

Gates Cambridge Scholarship Programme

Gates Cambridge Scholarship Programme 2023-24

About Gates Cambridge Scholarship Programme 2023-24

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. The fist class of scholars came into residence in October 2001.

 

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.

 

The selection criteria are:

 

* outstanding intellectual ability

* reasons for choice of course

* a commitment to improving the lives of others

* leadership potential

 

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, as well as forming their own distinctive community.

 

There is currently a community of more than 1,700 Gates Cambridge Alumni spread across the world.

 

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.

 

Who can apply?

 

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
– MSc/MLitt
– One year postgraduate course (with some exceptions – see below)

 

Current student at Cambridge?​

 

If you are currently studying at Cambridge and wish to apply for a new postgraduate course you can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. For example, if you are currently studying for an MPhil you can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a PhD. Current Gates Cambridge Scholars may also apply for a second scholarship if they are applying for a new degree. All current Cambridge students will be considered in round two. However, if you have already started a course you cannot apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to fund the remainder of it.

 

General funding at Cambridge

 

Whether or not you are eligible for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you may be eligible for other funding offered by the University of Cambridge. See www.student-funding.cam.ac.uk for more details.

 

Courses which are NOT eligible for Gates Cambridge Scholarships:

 

* 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

 

Timeline

 

Applications for the academic year 2023-24 entry are now open.

 

All other eligible applicants

 

The large majority of applicants will apply in this round, which is aligned with the University’s postgraduate funding competition. There are two possible application deadlines and these are based on the course to which your are applying.

 

What stage? –  Date

 

Applications open : Thursday 15th September 2022

 

Application deadline : Dependent on your course – either 1st December 2022 or 5th January 2023 (see Course Directory)

 

For more details refer the Official Website

 

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