Gates Cambridge Scholarships


Am I Eligible?

Student from all nations other than the UK may apply.  As the fellowship is for graduate study at Cambridge University, thus you must have completed your first Bachelor's degree by the beginning of fellowship period.  You should have exceptional academic ability and scholarly project, and have post-graduate plans well-suited for the programs available at Cambridge.  The Gates Foundation stresses that candidates display "a strong aptitude for research, analysis and a creative approach to defining and solving problems."  Finally candidates must demonstrate leadership potential and a commitment to serving the community.

What Will I Receive?

Winners will receive all educational costs and an allowance for living expenses (included one round-trip airfare) for their appropriate course of study at Cambridge University.


How do I apply?

Applicants must first apply to the appropriate graduate program or course of study at Cambridge; information and links for applying to Cambridge University and the Gates Fellowship are available through the Gates Foundation website listed above.


October. See the website for this year's precise deadline.

Additional Information:

Founded by Bill and Melinda Gates, although this is a more recently founded scholarship, in terms of the generosity of its award and its competitiveness, it is already comparable to the Rhodes and Marshall.

Faculty Contact:

Dr. Elizabeth Elliot-Meisel