Established in October 2000 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this program creates in perpetuity an international scholarship program to enable outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge.
The award covers the full cost of study at Cambridge for a single person - namely, all approved university and college tuition fees, a maintenance allowance, a further discretionary allowance for study-related activities, and one return economy airfare between the U.K. and the scholar's normal country of residence.
- Intellectual ability.
- Leadership capacity.
- The scholar's desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout the world by providing service to their communities and applying their talents and knowledge to improve the lives of others.
- Applicants may come from any country in the world except the United Kingdom.
- Under the age of thirty.
- Approved courses of study are full-time residential courses of study are research leading to the Ph.D. degree, one year post-graduate courses, second Bachelor degree, or MMBChir in Clinical Studies.
- The Scholarship may only be awarded to a student who has been admitted to Cambridge through the University's normal academic procedures.
- Candidates must have, or expect to obtain before beginning study in Cambridge, an Honors Bachelor Degree, or its equivalent from a recognized university.
- Candidates expected to have excellent transcripts with high GPA scores showing evidence of sustained achievement.
- Non-native speakers of English are required to provide the results of an English language test and to meet the minimum standard of proficiency required for admission to Cambridge.
Application deadlines depend on your course of study but are generally around October 15, 2010. Please check the website below for specific deadlines.
It is very important to refer to the Gates Cambridge Scholars website for specific and complete information regarding this scholarship.