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Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are prestigious, highly competitive full-cost scholarships. They 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 programme aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others. Selection criteria:
- 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 programme at Cambridge for which they are applying

Related Awards:
Marshall Scholarship; Mitchell Scholarship

Fields of Study:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Arts and Creative Fields
  • Social Sciences and Humanities


  • University of Cambridge, UK

Program Type:

  • Study
  • Travel


  • US Citizen
  • US National or Permanent Resident
  • Citizen of another country

Program Length:

  • Multi-year


  • October (US Citiznes); December (International) 

Degree Level:

  • Post UG
  • Graduate


  • Cost of Cambridge graduate education, maintenance allowance for a single student, and airfare