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.
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.
of the Gates Cambridge Scholarship 2024-25:
Ø The full study cost will be covered
by this scholarship.
Ø An annual maintenance allowance of 20000 will be provided.
Ø The visa cost will be covered.
Ø An economy class one-time airfare
will be provided.
Ø The cost of immigration Health
Surcharge will be covered.
Ø Additional academic development funds
up to £500-£2000 will be given to attend conferences and other courses.
However, the amount depends on the course length.
Ø The scholarship covers a family
allowance of up to £11,604 for one child and up to 16,548 for two or more
Ø The scholarship also covers hardship
costs or the cost of any unforeseen difficulty.
Ø Fieldwork Allowance
Eligibility criteria of Gates Cambridge Scholarship 2024-25 in the UK:
Ø outstanding intellectual ability
Ø reasons for choice of course
Ø a commitment to improving the lives
Ø 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.
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.
apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship if you are:
ü a citizen of any country outside the
ü applying to pursue one of the
following full-time residential courses of study at the University of
Ø One year postgraduate course
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.
which are NOT eligible for Gates Cambridge Scholarships:
Ø Any Undergraduate degree such
as BA (undergraduate) or BA affiliated (a second BA)
Ø Business Doctorate (BusD)
Ø Master of Business (MBA)
Ø Master of Finance (MFin)
Ø MBBChir Clinical Studies
Ø MD Doctor of Medicine degree (6
Ø Graduate Course in Medicine (A101)
Ø Part-time degrees
Ø Non-degree courses
Ø The deadline for International
students is either 5 December 2023 or 4 January 2024, dependent on the
Ø The deadline for the US citizens
is October 11 2023.